In most states a BAIL BONDSMAN is required to take a bail bond pre licensing course. This Bail Bond School Directory will supply you with information on locating a bail bond school.
State licensing laws vary. Four states, Illinois, Kentucky, Oregon and Wisconsin, don’t allow commercial bail bonds. Pennsylvania has no education requirement but asks that candidates know state bonds law. It also requires applicants to maintain premises with clearly visible business signs, a registered telephone number and a designated person to accept service of process.
Several states, including Washington and California, require at least 12 hours of education and training before candidates take a licensing exam. Training typically covers insurance guidelines and state bonds law. Exams are conducted by the insurance department or by an independent company. Continuing education is often required to maintain licensure.