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Associateship in Canadian Surety Bonding Associateship in Canadian Surety Bonding

Associateship in Canadian Surety Bonding

Surety bonds and the suretyship process

Bonding for risk management




Most courses offered under The Associateship in Canadian Surety Bonding program are available in both online and in-class formats. Exceptions apply to the following courses: SAC 101, SAC 102 and SAC 103 which are only available online.   

In-Person Format

In-class offerings will include a mixture of lecture and experiential learning activities, such as case studies, presentations, individual and group work.

  • Class size ranges from 12 to 50 students.
  • You should expect to allocate at least three hours per week for reading, study and assignments, in addition to class time.
  • Courses are held at McMaster’s Downtown Centre, One James North, Hamilton, unless otherwise indicated.
  • You should attend all classes as the classroom work represents a significant part of the learning experience.

Considerations for Taking an In-Person Class

  • Your schedule allows you to attend class at the same time each week.
  • You prefer interacting with your peers and feeling part of a classroom environment.
  • You prefer weekly feedback from an instructor.
  • You occasionally need reminders and reinforcements to get your studying done.
  • You prefer the instructor explain the readings and the assignments.

Online Format



Online teaching methods will include instructor webinar/video lecture/presentations, discussion boards, web-based learning activities, as well as experiential learning activities (i.e. case studies, group discussions, projects). 

Considerations for Taking an Online Class

  • You are good at keeping yourself on task to complete a project.
  • You are comfortable asking for clarification when needed and expressing yourself in written form through email or a discussion board.
  • You are able to read the textbook (and the assignments) on your own and understand the concepts.
  • You are able to work independently.
  • You have a quiet place to complete your work.
  • You are comfortable using technology.