Who Should Take this Program?
The program examines surety bonds and the suretyship process in some detail and was designed as a learning vehicle for students who plan on embarking on a career in the surety industry.
While it’s not intended for individuals in other disciplines or industries, students from outside the surety world are free to take these courses if they wish. For those who seek a more basic knowledge of the fundamentals, we refer you to the Surety Association of Canada Online Learning Centre.
In order to receive the A.C.S.B. Designation students are required to register for the program through the Surety Association of Canada prior to starting the first course. To register applicants must submit a completed program application to SAC’s head office.
Once the student has received confirmation of acceptance into the program, they may then register for the required courses through McMaster University Continuing Education.
Program registrants are required to pay a one-time, non-refundable program application fee. Employees of full member firms pay $200 and employees of affiliate member firms pay $400. Non-member firm employees pay $1,000 to enroll in the program.
Students will also be responsible for submitting payment directly to McMaster University Continuing Education for each of the six (6) courses that are required to complete to be considered for the designation. Note: McMaster University Continuing Education sets individual course fees. Prices fall between $700 to $850 per course, plus course materials.