To be eligible for the A.C.S.B. Designation, students must complete six (6) courses; four (4) core courses and two (2) electives.
Three (3) of the core courses: Principles of Suretyship (SAC 101), Contract Surety (SAC 102) and Construction & Surety Law (SAC 103) have been developed by the Surety Association of Canada (SAC) using course material and textbooks from existing resources and developed in consultation with outside sources. Where material is American-centric or not applicable in Canada, Canadian supplements will be supplied.
Please note that the Principles of Suretyship course is a prerequisite for the two other surety courses (Contract Surety and Construction & Surety Law) and must be taken first.
As of the Fall 2022 term, the SAC courses will be offered directly through the association and will be available in the Fall and Winter terms only.
The fourth core course, Introductory Financial Accounting and all elective courses can continue be taken through McMaster Continuing Education (MCE) or through any other accredited Canadian university.