We get this question every so often, and not just for Florida bail bondsmen, but we thought adding this section to How Bail Bonds Work in Florida would help those wanting to become a bail bonds agent in the Sunshine State:
How can I become a bail bondsman in Florida? What do I have to do?
First: You need to know what is required to be a Florida bail bondsman:
If you wish to become a bail bonds agent (or even owner) in Florida you’ll first need to ensure that you:
- Are a United States citizen or legal alien
- Are at least 18 years old
- Reside in the state of Florida
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent
- Have never been convicted or a felony
- Have never been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude, such as fraud
- Have never been convicted of any crime punishable by more than one year in prison
- Have completed 120 hours of bail bondsman classroom instruction with a grade of 80 percent or higher
- Have taken said classes from a provider approved by the Florida Department of Insurance, and have taken the required courses on insurance and bonds.