Surety School


The William J. Angell Surety School offers expert and comprehensive training for surety professionals with varying levels of knowledge and expertise.  This prestigious education program provides an opportunity to establish professional relationships with industry peers.

Continuing education credit (CE) vary from state to state.  Level I averages 20 CE hours. Levels II and III each average 27 CE hours.  For your specific state information, see the chart on the specific school page or email

Supplemental materials for Summer 2020 students:

Summer 2020 Surety School - CANCELED

covid_19_update_button.pngJune 15, 2020

NASBP leadership and staff have been monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic daily. With the staggered patchwork of re-opening plans and recent news of COVID-19 spikes in some areas, it is not clear if our Summer Surety School can be conducted in a way to safeguard the safety and health of attendees, faculty, and staff in August and NASBP does not believe waiting to see if the pandemic will ease in time for the school is prudent or reasonable. Therefore, it is with great disappointment that we announce that the 2020 Summer Surety School including Level 1, Level 2, and Commercial Surety School has been canceled, and there are no plans for a rescheduled date of the event due to the uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Summer Surety School registration fees will be refunded by NASBP, but we ask for your patience due to the number of transactions that need to be processed. If you made hotel reservations in the NASBP hotel room block, the hotel will automatically cancel your hotel reservation.

Though we are not able to be together for Surety School this summer, please know that NASBP has taken steps to bring additional Blogs, Virtual Seminars and Virtual Events around COVID-19 and other issues to you; in easy to access online formats to ensure that we can all still continue to learn and engage during these challenging and unprecedented times.

Level I 
- August 2-5 - Provides an introduction to the surety industry and familiarization with the function and process of bonding.
Level II 
- August 2-7 - Provides an understanding of producer, surety and contractor relationships plus techniques for gathering contractor information and preparation of the case submission to the surety.
Commercial Surety School - August 4-7 - Provides a deep dive into commercial surety including legal requirements, financial analysis, underwriting processes, participant roles, and risks, allowing students to work through case studies from across a diverse array of industries protected by commercial surety and encompassing numerous types of bonds.

Future Dates and locations:

2021 Winter School
Levels I and II - will be held Jan. 17 - 22 at the Westin Galleria, Dallas, TX. Registration will open in late August 2020.

2021 Summer School

Levels I, II, III and Commercial Surety School- will be held August 1 - 6 at the Charlotte Marriott City Center, Charlotte, NC. Registration will open in Febuary 2021.

What past students say about the William J. Angell Surety Schools:

"It was an excellent overview of surety! It was great to have all of the different areas reviewed in full. I most appreciated the hands-on experience in working through the financial statements and Work In Progress.” Katharine Snider, Kibble & Prentice, a USI Company, Seattle, WA.

"The instructors’ knowledge and experience provided more than just reading about surety. I appreciate hearing about real-life experiences in this ever-changing business.” Angelica Chavez, Surety Account Representative, HUB International Insurance Services Inc., Grand Junction, CO.

“There’s an extreme amount of knowledge in one room. With the various instructors, students and occasional guest speakers, you will encompass a lot of information in a week's time. You will come away learning so much more and  be networking with so many individuals who have traveled from other countries and states, says a lot for the prominence of the school.” Lisa Pless, Client Services Specialist – Surety, Willis Insurance Services of Georgia, Inc., Atlanta, GA.

“It will give you a more comprehensive overview of the surety business from both the company side as well as that of a producer. Other benefits are broadening your horizons within the industry by networking with your peers and the ability to tap into a network of established professionals for support in your own career.” Emily Golecki, CCI Surety, Inc., Tampa, FL.

For more information on the William J. Angell Surety School, please email

Faculty Page