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Associate in Fidelity and Surety Bonding (AFSB®)

Demonstrate your proficiency in fidelity and surety bonding with the The Institutes Designations AFSB program.

What an AFSB can do for you

The AFSB designation serves as a concrete measure of my competency and knowledge of the surety industry. I am honored to have achieved this designation that was developed by our industry’s most experienced professionals, and I know that the knowledge I have obtained throughout the designation process will serve me well in the surety business.

Caroline Murphree Roberson CPA, AFSB Underwriting Operation Analyst at Lexon Surety Group

5 Core Courses
Create a solid foundation in fidelity and surety bonding
Apply ethical frameworks to your day-to-day job
Stand out with your AFSB designation

AFSB at a Glance

Gain skills you can use right away with the AFSB designation. This program includes: 

  • 5 courses, plus ethics 
  • 15-18 months to complete 
  • Virtual exams for all courses 
  • Mailed diploma upon completion 

Ready-Made Career Skills:

  • Surety Bonds
  • Claims Handling
  • Risk Assessment
  • Financial Analysis
  • Fidelity Bonds
  • Contract Management
  • Trend Forecasting
  • Grasp surety bond underwriting practices and strategies to develop and maintain a profitable book of business.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of contract bond suretyship to serve all involved parties effectively: the principal, surety, and obligee.
  • Leverage your knowledge of commercial surety bonding and crime insurance so you can help customers fill key coverage gaps.
  • Develop skills to minimize your organization’s legal risks and navigate the ever-changing insurance landscape.
  • Apply key accounting concepts and principles in your day-to-day work to make strategic financial decisions and improve your organization’s bottom line. 

AFSB Designation

Total Requirements: 6 Average Course: 6-8 Weeks Program Completion: 15-18 Months

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