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Principles of Suretyship

Principles of Suretyship
AFSB 151
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Understand surety principles and practices.


  • Overview of suretyship
  • Types of bonds
  • Bond production
  • Bond underwriting: commercial surety and fidelity
  • Bond underwriting: contract surety
  • Credit investigations
  • Reinsurance
  • Claims

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Suggested Self-Study Time

8-10 weeks



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Bottom-Line Benefits

Enhance customer satisfaction and retention.

Exceed customer expectations by effectively underwriting surety and fidelity bonds. 

Demonstrate your value to your organization.

Prove that you are a valuable asset to your organization by learning how to identify the various types of surety bonds.

Confidently handle complex customer needs.

Make better business decisions with your enhanced understanding of bond production and credit investigation.

“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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