Use this California Department of Insurance (CDI) search feature to look up a bail bond provider's license. Details include name, DBA, license type, business address, bond information and more.
You can search for a bonds company by either License Number or browse the listings with a bail business Name Search.
If you are an agent or an insurance company looking for details on a particular license, enter it directly into the License Number search form. If you are a consumer, or don't know the license number, use the Name Search to find it in our records. From there, you can continue on to view the full details available.
Here is the link: http://www.insurance.ca.gov/license-status/
When you get information returned to you be advised that the license status information shown represents information taken from the California Department of Insurance (CDI) licensing database at the time of the inquiry. That information may not always be current. For example, items sent to the CDI may be pending review or simply may not have yet been entered into our licensing database. Complaints and ongoing investigations are confidential and, therefore, not available.
Bail Bondsman Continuing Education
The California Department of Insurance requires a minimum of 20 hours of approved bail agent pre-licensing classroom study in subjects pertinent to the duties and responsibilities of a bail bond licensee, including, but not limited to, bail laws & regulations, rights of the accused, and ethics. In 2013 the law changed to require 20 hours of classroom education to be eligible for examination and pass the California Department of Insurance Bail Agent exam.
These classes usually include:
- 277507 IDENTITY THEFT
- 184778 FAIR COLLECTIONS PRACTICES
- 184678 BAIL LAW COMPENDIUM
- 258987 ETHICS