The Bail Bond Agent Pre-Licensure open enrollment, online course, provides the tools and knowledge to start your career track as a temporary licensure bail bond agent. You will be instructed by our most qualified educator, Jacob Simmons. Jacob was born and raised in the Gainesville area and graduated from the University of Florida in 2008. Prior to graduation he became a licensed Bondsman and has now been involved in this business for 15 years. During this time Jacob has managed offices in 3 Florida counties. Jacob has been teaching bail bonds courses since spring of 2018. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: define and discuss key terms, be familiar with Florida Statutes Chapters 648 and 903 as well as the Administrative Rules of the Chief Financial Officer, discuss contracts, explain how the bail bond business operates legally and effectively, write and underwrite bonds, and explain how bondsmen are regulated in Florida.
This course is offered as a fully online self-paced program. There are 5 graded written assignments and one final examination. A score of 80 or above on the final exam is required to successfully pass the course. This course has an open enrollment period so you may enroll at any time and are allowed up to six months to complete the course.
The Insurance Pre-Licensing Bail Bond Agent Qualification course is one of several requirements set by the Florida Department of Financial Services for those interested in the Limited Surety Agents license (2-34) and the Professional Bail Bondsman license (2-37)
To obtain the Florida Department of Financial Services step-by-step process to becoming a bail bond agent in Florida, click here. In addition to this program you will be required to take the 120 hour pre-licensure course.