What an AFSB can do for you
87% of Institutes designation completers recommend The Institutes’ courses.
89% of those surveyed said that an Institutes designation was a good addition to their resume
83% of Institutes designees feel earning a designation prepared them for their current job responsibilities.
AFSB at a Glance
The first step towards earning your AFSB designation is to complete and pass the exam for these core courses.
- AFSB 151: Understanding Surety Bond Basics
- AFSB 152: Analyzing Contract Surety Bonding
- AFSB 153: Mastering Commercial Surety Bonding and Crime Insurance
- CPCU 530: Navigating the Legal Landscape of Insurance
- CPCU 540: Impacting the Bottom Line of Insurance Financials
Complete the following course offered at no-cost, to acquire the decision-making tools to maintain ethical standards and preserve the public’s trust.
- 311: Ethical Decision Making in Risk and Insurance
If you plan to pursue CPCU, complete Ethical Guidelines for CPCUs.
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Still Wondering if AFSB is Right for You?
Here are some final facts to help you decide if this is the right designation for your role as well as your future career goals.
Who should take AFSB?
- Bond Producers
- Bond Underwriters
- Claim Adjusters
Does earning this designation give me credit toward others?
Completing this program may earn you credit toward:
Are there public classes available for this designation?
For select designations and courses, instructor-led classes are available both in-person and online. Find out if this designation has classes available near you.
Start Your Learning Journey
Do you want to advance your career and become a leader in your field? Then it’s time to pursue a designation from The Institutes.
Conquer Exam Day
We understand that exam day can be stressful, so we’ve put together this overview of what you can expect.
Leverage Your New Skills
Highlighting and displaying your achievement is critical for opening up networking and business opportunities.
When you're working toward your educational goals, it's important to stay focused and create a schedule that works for you.
That’s why you can quickly and easily access your online courses online, anytime, so you can get what you need to develop the skills your role requires.
Within your online course you will have access to:
- Course assignments
- Glossary of key terms
- Practice exams and more
Is a Designation Worth It?
If you have questions about whether to pursue a designation versus an MBA, why our students choose The Institutes Designations programs, or where to begin, we’ve got the answers! Download our guide, “Take Your Career to the Next Level,” to learn why a designation is worth the investment.
Not Ready for AFSB? We've got you covered.
Try one of these to get started and gain the skills you need to advance your career.
Gain a basic understanding of risk management and insurance concepts. Learn key terms and definitions, understand the different types of insurance, and explore how insurance affects society and the economy.
Associate in Insurance.
Select the program path that matches your career goals and gain foundational knowledge in risk management and insurance.