Surety School

The William J. Angell Surety School offers expert and comprehensive training for surety professionals with varying levels of knowledge and expertise.  This prestigious education program provides an opportunity to establish professional relationships with industry peers.

Continuing education credit (CE) vary from state to state.  Level I averages 20 CE hours. Levels II and III each average 27 CE hours.  For your specific state information, see the chart on the specific school page or email

2017 Winter School - Levels I and II - will be held Jan. 22-27 at the JW Marriott Houston (Galleria).  Registration is open for NASBP members/affiliates/associates. Non-member registration will open Nov. 1, 2016. 

Level I- Jan. 22-25. Provides an introduction to the surety industry and familiarization with the function and process of bonding.

Level II - Jan. 22-27. Provides an understanding of producer, surety and contractor relationships plus techniques for gathering contractor information and preparation of the case submission to the surety.

Future Dates and locations:

  • 2017 Summer School - Levels I, II and III - will be held July 30-Aug. 4 at the Westin Galleria Dallas, Texas. Registration will open in late winter 2017.
  • 2018 Winter School - Levels I and II - will be held Jan. 21-26 at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square, Houston, Texas. Registration will open in late summer 2017.
  • 2018 Summer School - Levels I and II only - will be held July 29-Aug. 3 at the Hilton West Palm Beach, Florida. Registration will open in late winter 2018. Please note that Level III will not be held in 2018; it will be held again in 2019.

What past students say about the William J. Angell Surety Schools:

  • “It was an excellent overview of surety! It was great to have all of the different areas reviewed in full. I most appreciated the hands-on experience in working through the financial statements and Work In Progress.” Katharine Snider, Kibble & Prentice, a USI Company, Seattle, WA.

  • “The instructors’ knowledge and experience provided more than just reading about surety. I appreciate hearing about real-life experience in this ever-changing business.” Angelica Chavez, Surety Account Representative, HUB International Insurance Services Inc., Grand Junction, CO.

  • “There’s an extreme amount of knowledge in one room. With the various instructors, students and occasional guest speakers, you will encompass a lot of information in a week's time. You will come away learning so much more and networking with some many individuals who have traveled from other countries and states, says a lot for the prominence of the school.” Lisa Pless, Client Services Specialist – Surety, Willis Insurance Services of Georgia, Inc., Atlanta, GA.

  • “It will give you a more comprehensive overview of the surety business from both the company side as well as that of a producer. Other benefits are broadening your horizons within the industry by networking with your peers and the ability to tap into a network of established professionals for support in your own career.” Emily Golecki, CCI Surety, Inc., Tampa, FL.

For more information on the William J. Angell Surety School, please email