Effective July 1, 2023 Fugitive Recovery Persons are required to be licensed by the California Department of Insurance. View details at

Effective July 1, 2023, 2023 PC_1299 Fugitive Recovery Persons Act.

Visit the Golden State Bail Agents Association website for up-to-the minute Legislative information, hearings and!

CDI recommends Bail Agents complete 6-Hrs. of Continuing Education each year. Don’t wait…12-Hrs of CE required prior to license expiration date.

Individual Bail Agent application fee effective 03/03/19: $622.00 (Exam fee is $62.00 at a CDI test site/$62.00+$33.00 Convenience fee at at PSI site). Individual Bail Agent license renewal fee is $188.00 per surety appointment.

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To register for a class, scroll over the word Courses above. In the drop-down menu click on the course you want.

Click on Bail Resource Center is searching for venues to conduct small bail pre-licensing and continuing education classes in 2024.  If your agency has a conference room that will comfortably accommodate approximately 10-20 students and would be interested in hosting a class, please call or email Loma(805) 388-9587 or email:

Test Your Knowledge – take the BRC Bail Practice Exam! – Fax your answers to our office for scoring.- StudyWeb exam13 * Answer Sheet *
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6-Hour NOTARY EDUCATION FOR BAIL AGENTS for CDI and SOS credit hours. Non-agents welcome to attend for SOS credit.

ONLINE COURSES for Insurance, Real Estate and Financial Services Professionals in California and Nationwide. Pre-licensing and Continuing Education Courses include, but not limited to: Fire & Casualty, Life, Auto, Annuity, and Ocean Marine. Scroll over Courses (above), click on BRC Virtual University. Click on image for a  complete list of education courses available in California and Nationwide.

Write More Bail, Make More Money! Tips to advertise and promote your bail business. Sign-up today!

Take a look at our current pre-licensing class schedule.


Purchase your course materials in our online bookstore. Need other materials? They’re available in our online bookstore. Take a Look!

Visit NIC Law Enforcement Supply for state-of-the art equipment, professional identification, clothing, gear, and accessories;

Bail Agencies and Surety Companies: Are you interested in sponsoring a class or placing an ad/flyer at our seminars? Call for information and prices.


Interested in taking a course? Find out how….Have questions about our business?  Contact Us!

Bail Agent job opportunities – click on the JOBS tab above.

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