“On behalf of SAC’s Board of Directors and Staff, we would like to congratulate this year’s graduates on achieving their designation as Associates of Canadian Surety Bonding”, stated Steven D. Ness, President of the Surety Association of Canada. “This year’s graduates join the 210 individuals who have received the A.C.S.B. Designation since the start of the program…bravo!”
The A.C.S.B. Designation Program aims to provide students with a theoretical and in-depth practical understanding of surety bonds and the suretyship process and is intended for those who plan on embarking on a career in the surety industry. The program commenced in September 1998 and is offered through the Surety Association of Canada.
Students enrolled in the A.C.S.B. Designation Program are required to complete four (4) core courses, three (3) of which have been developed by the association, to include: Principles of Suretyship, Contract Surety, and Construction & Surety Law. The SAC-developed courses are offered directly through the association and are delivered by industry experts who bring their in-depth knowledge of the surety industry. The fourth core course, Introductory Financial Accounting, and two (2) elective courses covering a wide range of business skills are also required to obtain the designation and can be taken at any Canadian university.
As of the Fall 2022 term, a French version of the program was launched, le Programme des Associés en Cautionnement Canadien (P.A.C.C.). The francization of the program has been adapted according to the civil law framework used exclusively in the province of Quebec. The structure of the program remains the same (four core courses and two electives), however, the SAC/ACC developed courses are launching in phases.
Registration for the Winter 2023 term for both the A.C.S.B. and P.A.C.C. Designation Programs will be opening in mid-November. Prior to registering for courses, students are required to submit a program application form to SAC.
For more information about the Associateship of Canadian Surety Bonding Designation Program (A.C.S.B.), including program and course registration, CLICK HERE.
For more information about le Programme des Associés en Cautionnement Canadien (P.A.C.C.), including program and course registration, CLICK HERE.
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