Principles of Suretyship
The Burnham System
AFSB 151
Basic Study Material

The Burnham System is written and frequently revised by

Ray Burnham, CPCU, CLU, ARM, AIC, AINS, AIS, API, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M, ARM-E, AU, AU-M, ALCM, AAI, AAI-M, APA, ARP, AIAF, AMIM, AAM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, REBC, RHU, ASF, LIA, CASL, and ChFC;

Jean O’Reilly, PhD, CPCU, ARM, AINS, AIS, API, AIC, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M. ARM-E, AU, AU-M, AAI, AAI-M, APA, AMIM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, and AIAF; and

Lisa Tobey, JD, CPCU, CLU, ARM, AINS, AIS, API, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M, ARM-E, AU, AU-M, AAI, AAI-M, APA, AIAF, AMIM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, ACS, RWCS, RHU, REBC, CASL, AIC, EA, and ChFC.

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AFSB 151
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Principles of Suretyship Study Guide

The Burnham System is the gold standard for AFSB 151 study guide materials. Using our guide you will learn everything needed to pass the AFSB 151 Exam in the shortest time possible. Simply, you will learn more faster.


Included for FREE with your purchase of this Bound Study Guide:

  • AFSB 151 Audio Study Guide Narrations, in MP3 file format, expertly narrated by Lisa Tobey
  • AFSB 151 Digital Study Guide Book, in PDF file format
  • Ethics IIA 311 Audio Study Guide Narrations, in MP3 file format, expertly narrated by Lisa Tobey
  • Ethics IIA 311 Digital Study Guide Book, in PDF file format
  • Ethics IIA 311, in Bound Book format
  • Ray's answers to each assignment's review questions
  • Ray's definitions for each assignment's key words and other new terms
  • A sample diagnostic exam with answers and explanations


PDF Notice: PDF files are not printable. They are digitally annotatable.


Current Text Edition: 3rd

Current Course Guide Edition: 3rd


Ray's estimate of course difficulty (1, easiest and 10, hardest): 7


Number of study guide pages: 37

Covered within this study guide:

  • The Basics of Suretyship
  • Types of Bonds
  • Bond Production
  • Underwriting Commercial Surety Bonds, Fidelity Bonds, and Contract Bonds
  • Credit Terminology, Credit Laws, and Credit Investigations
  • Bond Ratemaking
  • Fidelity and Surety Reinsurance
  • Claim Objectives and Loss Adjustment
  • and Surety Professionals’ Ethical Problems

As a good study guideline, figure anything in those 37 pages might be on your exam and that there will be nothing on your exam that is not covered in those 37 pages.


The Burnham System is written and frequently revised by

Ray Burnham, CPCU, CLU, ARM, AIC, AINS, AIS, API, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M, ARM-E, AU, AU-M, ALCM, AAI, AAI-M, APA, ARP, AIAF, AMIM, AAM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, REBC, RHU, ASF, LIA, CASL, and ChFC;

Jean O’Reilly, PhD, CPCU, ARM, AINS, AIS, API, AIC, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M. ARM-E, AU, AU-M, AAI, AAI-M, APA, AMIM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, and AIAF; and

Lisa Tobey, JD, CPCU, CLU, ARM, AINS, AIS, API, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M, ARM-E, AU, AU-M, AAI, AAI-M, APA, AIAF, AMIM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, ACS, RWCS, RHU, REBC, CASL, AIC, EA, and ChFC.

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