Important Program Update
At the end of the Winter 2022 term, SAC concluded its partnership with McMaster Continuing Education (MCE) and has transitioned the program “in-house”. The conclusion of SAC’s partnership with MCE does not affect the A.C.S.B. Designation, which is bestowed by the Surety Association of Canada.
The structure of the A.C.S.B. Designation Program remains the same, where students are required to complete six (6) courses; four (4) core courses and two (2) electives.
Three (3) of the four (4) core courses which have been developed by SAC, to include: SAC 101: Principles of Suretyship, SAC 102: Contract Surety, and SAC 103: Construction & Surety Law, are offered directly through the association's On-line Learning Management System commencing with the Fall 2022 term.
The fourth core course, Introductory Financial Accounting, and elective courses can continue to be taken through MCE or through any other accredited Canadian university.
Students enrolling in the Introductory Financial Accounting course or any of the elective courses through a Canadian university of their choice are required to submit a course outline to SAC for approval to ensure that it meets the program requirement prior to enrollment in the course. Course outlines can be sent to program [at] suretycanada.com.
Important note: elective courses must be taken independently from any other degree or designation and cannot be carried over from other programs. Only elective courses that are begun and completed subsequent to the student’s registration in the SAC A.C.S.B. Designation program will be considered for credit.