Bail Agents: It appears from the number of calls we have received that even though agents have paid their Dept. of Insurance license renewal fee(s) and completed their required continuing education, their new 2023 licenses are not readily available to download and print. Be patient. Agents are reporting to us that it is taking over 15 days from the time they paid the CDI/Sircon renewal fee(s) for the new license to appear on their license status report.
If you pay your renewal fee(s) just prior to your license expiration, you probably will not receive your new license for several days. Be aware: Insurance code ยง1720 Continue Operating 60 Days After License Expiration
(a) A license who has applied to renew a license under this chapter shall be entitled to continue operating under the existing license for 60 days after its specified expiration date, or until notified by the department that the renewal application is deficient, whichever comes first, if the applicant has satisfied all license renewal requirements, including, but not limited to, the following:
(1) The submission of the application renewal application and fee on or before the expiration date of the license.
(2) The satisfaction of all required continuing education or training requirements.
(b) This section shall not apply to any license that is suspended or revoked.

Attention Notary Publics: Effective January 1, 2017, Maximum fee Notaries may charge increases to $15 per notarization. Also, new rules enacted regarding acceptable forms of ID and acceptable delivery methods. See Secretary of State website for details.

Attention Bail Agents: Effective March 3, 2019 CDI will implement a new fee schedule. Full schedule on CDI website:

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!

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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Bail Resource Center is searching for venues to conduct small bail pre-licensing and continuing education classes in 2021.  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:

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.

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


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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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