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 Process Overview

For more information regarding the purpose of Electronic Surety Bonds (ESB), the state adoption process including the states, license types, and required transition dates, see the Surety Industry page. For information regarding surety bond producer processes, see the Surety Bond Producer page.

Phase I

Download the Surety Company Account Request and State Authorizations Form to help your company gather the necessary information required as part of Phase I. Follow the steps outlined in the getting started section below to begin the account creation process. For further guidance regarding Phase I, please reference the NMLS Training section on the Surety Industry page to access the Phase I training session recording.

Phase II

On September 12, 2016, NMLS will begin receiving and tracking Electronic Surety Bonds (ESB) through the System. In preparation, NMLS held a complimentary training session for Surety Companies and Surety Bond Producers on the upcoming NMLS ESB enhancements (Phase II). The session included an overview of the account management process, a demonstration of bond creation and management in NMLS, and resources available on the NMLS Resource Center.

Click here to log in to the LMS and access the recording. If you do not have an LMS account, click here for instructions on how to register.

For a summary of the processes that will be available in Phase II, please reference the Commonly Asked Questions section of the Surety Industry page.

 NMLS Electronic Surety Bond Training

See the Training Workshops page for a listing of upcoming live trainings, as well as a list of recorded webinars.

NMLS Electronic Surety Bond Training

Click the link above to access a self-paced online course that provides training and resources for Surety Companies, Surety Bond Producers, and NMLS Licensees. Topics include:

  • NMLS Resource Center Information
  • Creating and Managing Your NMLS Account
  • Creating and Managing Associations
  • Creating and Managing Electronic Surety Bonds

 What do I need to do to get started?

Step 1: Request a Surety Company account in NMLS

  • Complete the limited account request by click the Surety Company Account Request button below.
  • You will be able to indicate if you are a Holding Companies on the request form and will not be required to provide an NAIC number.
  • SRR will review the request within 5-7 days. Once the request has been processed, you will received a login to complete the account set up.

Step 2: Full Account Set Up

  • Review the Surety Company Account Creation guide and prepare the File Attachment.
  • If writing papers will be used for sureties other than the entity name on the account, list these companies under the “Underwriting Companies" section. This is specific for alternate papers. Don't duplicate entity name and information under the underwriting companies information.

Step 3: Contact Surety Bond Producers

  • Notify all relevant surety bond producers that they will need to create accounts in NMLS as well, in order to participate in NMLS ESB.

Step 4: Create Associations with Surety Bond Producers



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