Level I

Level I


Level I is intended for in-house bond department staff, producers new to contract surety, and those new to the industry. The curriculum includes an overview of the surety industry, introductory financial statement analysis, work in process concepts and application, surety credit information-gathering techniques, submissions to surety companies, review of regularly encountered surety documents and bond forms, commercial surety and introduction to claims handling concepts. The three-day course completes with a review of all subject matter presented in an interactive, participatory format.

This course is rated "basic/introductory." It is intended for the student who has little or no knowledge of the subject matter or who has little or no prior experience with the subject matter.

Priority Registration NASBP members, affiliates and associates for Summer 2018, to be held July 29 - August 1 in West Palm Beach is open.    


Registration cost $1,350 for members, affiliates and associates.

Non-member registration costs $2,700.

Please note: Registration is not considered complete until the fee is paid and the student information survey is complete
. This short survey is designed to gauge each participant’s level of surety knowledge and help our Surety School faculty tailor each class to the participants. It is not a test. It will be emailed to each registrant to complete within 5 business days of registration.

All cancellations must be sent in writing to NASBP at prodev@nasbp.org or via fax at (202) 686-3656. For a full refund, a written cancellation must be received 30 calendar days prior to the start of the event. Cancellations received between 15 - 29 days prior to the event are eligible for a 50% refund. Cancellations received in less than 15 calendar days prior to the event are not eligible for refunds. All refunds will be issued by check and a 5% processing fee will be deducted from purchases made with a credit card.

Hotel Information

Summer 2018 Surety School will be held at Hilton West Palm Beach, 600 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 231-6000. School attendees are responsible for making their own sleeping room accommodations. NASBP has secured a discounted room rate of $140/night plus taxes. All students must reserve their room by Monday, July 2, 2018 in order to receive this special rate. Reserve your room online or by calling 1-800-HILTONS and indicate Group code: ZNASB  to receive the discounted rate. 

Additional Information
Before coming to school, students should review a copy of The Basic Bond Book, the PDF of which is located on NASBP's Resources page , which will ensure that all students are ready for class.

Level I students who do not have an accounting background are strongly encouraged to view the 1-hour Virtual Seminar Accounting Terminology for Non-accountants (Financial Statements 101). It is free and will greatly improve your understanding of the concepts that will be taught at Surety School.

Summer 2018 Schedule

Sunday, July 29

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception (optional)

Monday, July 30

7:30-8:00 a.m.

Continental breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Tuesday, July 31

7:30-8:00 a.m.

Continental breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Wednesday, August 1

7:30-8:00 a.m.

Continental breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


5:30-7:30 p.m.

Graduation Reception & Dinner

Continuing Education Credit

The William J. Angell Surety School - Level I has been approved by the state insurance/financial services department/commissioner/continuing education committee in each state for the amount of Property/Casualty Insurance continuing education credits listed below.

In order to receive credits, students must sign in at the beginning of each day's class and sign out at the end of each day's class. Students must attend all 3 days' classes in order to receive the credits; no partial credit is awarded. There is no final exam. If you plan to request Continuing Education (CE) credits, please do not book an airline flight before 7:30 p.m.

Hourly breakdown of course time.

For more information, please contact NASBP's Professional Development Department at prodev@nasbp.org or call (202) 686-3700.

Alabama – 20 + 1 Ethics

Louisiana – 21 + 1 Ethics

Oklahoma – 15 + 1 Ethics

Alaska - 21

Maine – 21 + 1 Ethics

Oregon – 20 + 1 Ethics 4

Arizona - 21

Maryland - 16

Pennsylvania - 26

Arkansas - 15

Massachusetts - 17

Rhode Island - 21 + 1 Ethics)

California - 22

Michigan – 20 + 1 Ethics 2

South Carolina – 15 + 1 Ethics

Colorado – 22 + 1 Ethics

Minnesota - 23

South Dakota - 10

Connecticut – 20 + 1 Ethics

Mississippi - 12

Tennessee - 22

Delaware – 19 + 1 Ethics

Missouri - 16

Texas – 14 + 1

District of Columbia - 16

Montana - 17

Utah – 15 + 1 Ethics

Florida – 23 + 1 Ethics 1

Nebraska – 20 + 1 Ethics

Vermont - 21

Georgia – 22 + 1 Ethics

Nevada - 22

Virginia - 12 5

Hawaii - 20

New Hampshire - 22

Washington – 16 (including 1 Ethics)

Idaho – 19 + 1 Ethics

New Jersey - 22

West Virginia - 11 + 1 Ethics)

Illinois – 12

New Mexico - 15

Wisconsin - 22

Indiana – 17

New York - 15 3

Wyoming - 16

Iowa - 21

North Carolina - 8

Ontario, Canada - 16 Tech. + 1 Mgmt.

Kansas - 12

North Dakota – 22

Kentucky - 21

Ohio - 20


1 Florida Provider number 751. Course number 102688

2 Michigan Provider number 0168. Course number 74694

3 New York Provider number NY-NYPO-100049. Course number NYCR-259196. Course expiration date: 11.30.2019.

4 NASBP and this course are registered with the Oregon Insurance Division and registration does not imply endorsement by the Insurance Division.

5 ONLY the Virginia Insurance License Number (VLN) or the National Producer Number (NPN) are permitted forms of student identification. This course is categorized as "Non-Company/Non-Agency."

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