AFSB Designation

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Enhance your knowledge with The Institutes’ AFSB® designation and distinguish yourself as a surety professional by earning the Associate in Fidelity and Surety Bonding (AFSB) designation

Through the AFSB coursework, you will build a strong foundation of knowledge on topics specific to fidelity and surety bonding that will help you better serve your clients and your employer.

The designation consists of five core educational courses and an online course on professional ethics:

AFSB 151—Principles of Suretyship

AFSB 152—Contract Surety

AFSB 153—Commercial Surety, Crime Insurance, and Financial Institution BondsCPCU 530—Business Law for Insurance Professionals

CPCU 540—Finance and Accounting for Insurance Professionals

Ethics 311—Ethical Guidelines for Insurance Professionals or Ethics 312—Ethics and the CPCU Code of Professional Conduct 

Learn more details about the core educational courses.

Why Earn the AFSB Designation?
Trust the program your colleagues recommend. Ninety-three percent (93%) of the individuals who complete designations developed by The Institutes recommend The Institutes’ courses. Eighty-three percent (83%) of The Institutes designees believe that earning a designation prepared them to reach their long-term career goals. 

A Long History of Helping Individuals Increase Their Knowledge and Further their Careers
The AFSB Designation was launched in 1991, and the first exam was given in 1992. Find out more about the AFSB designation.  

“The AFSB designation serves as a concrete measure of my competency and knowledge of the surety industry. I am honored to have achieved this designation that was developed by our industry’s most experienced professionals, and I know that the knowledge I have obtained throughout the designation process will serve me well in the surety business.” -- Caroline Murphree Roberson, CPA, AFSB Senior Surety Underwriter, Lexon Surety Group

NASBP has entered a strategic alliance with The Institutes, the leading insurance education provider for the risk management and property-casualty insurance industry, to enhance surety education. The Institutes and NASBP continue to increase their efforts to provide professional education and knowledge solutions related to risk management and insurance through new and established offerings, such as the The Institutes' AFSB® designation described above. To learn more, visit and view the NASBP press release.

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