Attention Notary Publics: Assembly Bill 1036, effective January 1, 2016, amends CA Civil Code section 1185, which provides specific forms of identification that can be used as proof of the identity of an individual or credible witness appearing before a Notary Public. Also, any inmate identification that is current or has been issued within 5 years by a Sheriff’s department if the inmate is in custody in a local detention facility, has been added as an allowable form of identification.
Attention Bail Agents: Effective March 1, 2015 CDI implemented a new fee schedule. Full schedule on CDI website: www.insurance.ca.gov
Effective January 1, 2016, Fugitive Recovery Persons Act 2016
Visit the Golden State Bail Agents Association website for up-to-the minute Legislative information, hearings and alerts.www.gsbaa.org!
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 03/01/15: $566.00 (Exam fee is $56.00 at a CDI test site/$56.00+$33.00 convenience fee at at PSI site). Individual Bail Agent license renewal fee is $170.00 per surety appointment.
California Bail Laws – updated 10/31/14
Bail Resource Center is searching for venues to conduct small bail pre-licensing and continuing education classes is 2016. If your agency has a conference room that will comfortably accommodate approximately 10 students and would be interested in hosting a class, please call or email Loma. (805) 388-9587 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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Take a look at our current pre-licensing class schedule.
Visit NIC Law Enforcement Supply for state-of-the art equipment, professional identification, clothing, gear, and accessories; www.nles.com
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.
Bail Agent job opportunities – click on the JOBS tab above.
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