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 2023 students:

Summer 2023 Surety School - 

Contract Surety School Level I  - July 30 - August 2, 2023 - Rosemont, IL
Provides an introduction to the surety industry and familiarization with the function and process of bonding.

Contract Surety School Level II - July 30 - August 4, 2023- Rosemont, IL

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

Commercial Surety School Level II - August 1 - 4, 2023 - Rosemont, IL 

Provides experienced commercial surety professionals with an expanded breadth and depth of knowledge in the areas of commercial surety, including detailed financial analysis, bond forms, bankruptcy, and ethics, through real-life examples and case studies.

Future Dates and locations:

2024 Winter School 
Levels I, Level II and Commercial Level I will be held January 21 - 26
at The Westin Galleria Dallas, Dallas, TX.
Registration will open in late August 2023.

2024 Summer School 

Levels I, Level II, Level III, and Commercial Level II
will be held August 4 - 9 at the
Hyatt Regency Reston, Reston, VA.
Registration will open in late February 2024.

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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