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Commercial Surety, Crime Insurance, and Financial Institution Bonds

Commercial Surety, Crime Insurance, and Financial Institution Bonds
AFSB 153
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Understand commercial surety bonds.

Exams covering the revised AFSB 153—Commercial Surety, Crime Insurance, and Financial Institution Bonds will be available July 15, 2015. Exams covering the expiring materials will be offered from April 15, 2015, until December 15, 2015. To register for an exam covering the expiring materials, please call Customer Service at (800) 644-2101.


  • Commercial surety overview
  • License and permit bonds
  • Public official bonds
  • Judicial bonds and admiralty bonds
  • Fiduciary bonds
  • Miscellaneous bonds
  • Commercial crime coverages
  • Crime underwriting and risk control

Course Level


Suggested Self-Study Time

5-7 weeks



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Bottom-Line Benefits

Enhance customer satisfaction and retention.

Serve a broader range of clients your new proficiency in license and permit bonds, court bonds, and public official bonds.

Demonstrate your commitment to bettering yourself.

Become a more effective bond producer, underwriter, or claim representative through your expanded knowledge of commercial surety.

Increase your value to your employer and colleagues.

Diversify your underwriting skills by understanding the loss exposures covered by commercial crime insurance and financial institution bonds.

“The AFSB designation serves as a concrete measure of my competency and knowledge of the surety industry...”


Caroline Murphree Roberson, CPA, AFSB
Underwriting Operation Analyst
Lexon Surety Group

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