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) varies from class to class and state to state.  For your specific state information, see the chart on the particular school pages linked below or email

Supplemental materials for Summer 2024 Surety School students:

Summer 2024 Surety School - Registration Open! 

Contract Surety School Level I  - August 4 - 7, 2024 - Reston, VA
Provides an introduction to the surety industry and familiarization with the function and process of bonding.

Contract Surety School Level II - August 4 - 9, 2024 - Reston, VA

Provides an understanding of producer, surety, and contractor relationships plus techniques for gathering contractor information and preparation of the case submission to the surety.

Contract Surety School Level III - August 6 - 9, 2024 - Reston, VA

Provides an in-depth examination of advanced financial analysis and underwriting, marketing and sales strategies, insurance/risk transfer/risk management, and strategic industry issues. 

Commercial Surety School Level II - August 5 - 9, 2024 - Reston, VA

Provides experienced commercial surety professionals with an expanded breadth and depth of knowledge through an intensive 4-day training experience covering many areas of commercial surety, including detailed financial analysis, private equity, energy, claims, bankruptcy, reinsurance, international, ethics, and more, through real-life examples and case studies.

Future Dates and locations:

2025 Winter School 
Contract Level I, Contract Level II, and Commercial Level I
will be held January 26 - 31, 2025 at the 
The Westin Galleria Houston, Houston, TX
Registration will open in late August 2024.

2025 Summer School 

Contract Level I, Contract Level II, and Commercial Level II
will be held August 3 - 8, 2025 at the 
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, CO
Registration will open in late Febuary 2025.

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 experiences 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  be networking with so 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, CCI Surety, Inc., Tampa, FL.

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

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