The International Surety Association (ISA) was founded by the Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA, formerly the Surety Association of America), the International Credit Insurance & Surety Association (ICISA, formerly the International Credit Insurance Association) and the Surety Association of Canada (SAC) to promote the use of surety bonds worldwide.

Other members are the Australian Surety Association (ASA), the Surety Association of Mexico (SAM) and the Panamerican Surety Association (PASA). The Association aims to intensify the co-operation between its members and to enhance efficiency in their respective businesses. It promotes the use of the International Chamber of Commerce's "Uniform Rules for Contract Bonds".