Effective July 1, 2023 Fugitive Recovery Persons are required to be licensed by the California Department of Insurance. Procedures and forms available on the CDI website.

Effective January 1, 2016, Fugitive Recovery Persons Act 2016

Effective July 1, 2023, 

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 2020.  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.


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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