2017 Winter Surety School Registration




The Winter Session of Surety School will be held Jan. 22-27, 2017 in Houston. NASBP encourages all NASBP Members, Affiliates, and Associates with an interest in attending to act now. As of Nov. 1, registration will be open to not only the NASBP membership but to non-members, as well.

The NASBP William J. Angell Surety School is the best way to introduce new bond producers, underwriters, and bond department staff to the surety industry. Taught by a dedicated team of producers and underwriters, the NASBP Surety School creates an environment where beginners in the industry can gain important, hands-on experience in the basics of understanding contractors’ financials and analyzing work in process.

Over the course of three days, Level I offers an introduction to the surety industry that familiarizes students with the function and process of bonding, with an emphasis on understanding how contractors’ financials are analyzed during the underwriting process. This course is intended not only for assistant, associate, trainee and new producers and underwriters but also administrative assistants, account managers, risk advisors, and executive assistants, among others. The registration fee for members, affiliates and associates is $1,350. Click here for Level I information. 

The intensive, five-day Level II course teaches students the basics of profiling clients, analyzing work in process, understanding cash flow and its importance to a contractor’s financial stability, creating an account submission, dealing with different types of claims, and managing risk. It concludes with a case study that offers participants an opportunity to put into practice all the knowledge and skills learned during the week. This program is a must for producers and underwriters with less than five years of experience. Others who have benefitted from the class include claims assistants, risk advisors, analysts and customer service representatives. Registration fee for members, affiliates and associates is $1,895. Click here for Level II information. 

School attendees are responsible for making their own sleeping room accommodations with the JW Marriott Houston Galleria. NASBP students receive a discounted rate of $199 (plus applicable taxes). To guarantee the rate, reservations must be made before Monday, Jan. 2, 2017

Direct questions to Liz Wise at prodev@nasbp.org.