McMaster University Continuing Education and Surety Association of Canada announce new partnership

McMaster University Continuing Education and The Surety Association of Canada (SAC) are pleased to announce their new partnership to offer the Associateship in Canadian Surety Bonding (A.C.S.B.) Designation Program.

The A.C.S.B. Designation Program aims to provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of suretyship through a comprehensive review of surety bonds and related processes and is intended for those who plan on embarking on a career in the surety industry.

It initially launched in September 1998 and was previously offered through the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies.

“We are elated about embarking on this opportunity with McMaster University,” says Steven D. Ness, president of the Surety Association of Canada. “This new partnership will provide our association with additional resources to further enhance and develop the program going forward.

“We would like to express our profound appreciation to the University of Toronto who have supported our association for the past 21 years with the delivery of this program which, to date, has bestowed the A.C.S.B. Designation on 188 graduates.”

The structure of the A.C.S.B. Designation Program requires students to complete four core courses and two electives through a distance/online learning platform.

Upon successful completion of the program, the designation of Associateship of Canadian Surety Bonding (A.C.S.B.) will be conferred by the Surety Association of Canada. Students also earn a McMaster University Associateship in Canadian Surety Bonding Certificate. The program is offered in English only at this time.