· An aspiring
To be issued this license, a person must be of good moral character, have
never been convicted of a serious crime, have a high school diploma or its equivalent, and be employed by a bail bond agency. In addition,
she will need to complete both a 120-hour Florida-approved classroom certification course as well as a correspondence course. Attorneys,
judges, magistrates and law enforcement officers are not permitted to be licensed as bail bond agents in the state of
· In addition to the required classroom hours, a correspondence course on insurance and bonds is also required. The
· After completing the training described above, you must obtain employment with a licensed bail bond agent or insurance company, who must submit an affidavit attesting to your integrity and moral character. This must be attached to your application for a temporary bail bond agent license along with similar statements by at least three reputable citizens residing in the counties where you will work. The temporary bail bond license is valid for up to 18 months. During this time, you must work 30 hours per week for a cumulative total of 52 weeks, while submitting a record of your hours worked to the Department of Financial Services on Form DFS-H2-1543.
· Only after completing the necessary training and one-year internship period under a licensed bail bondsman can you be eligible to sit for the final exam. Upon request, the Department of Financial Services will provide you with an authorization notice that will allow you to schedule and take the exam. Appointment as a licensed bail bondsman can occur after you pass the exam, a thorough background check and any other reasonable inquiries made by the state.