Property Bail Bondsman – Individuals who pledge real property, cash or certificates of deposit issued by a federally insured institution, or any combination thereof as security for a bond that has been posted to assure performance of terms and conditions specified by order of an appropriate judicial officer as a condition of bail.
Agent Bail Bondsman – Individuals who have been given power of attorney to act on behalf of a licensed Property Bail Bondsman.
Surety Bail Bondsman – Individuals who are also licensed by the State Corporation Commission, Bureau of Insurance as a property and casualty insurance agent, and who sells, solicits, or negotiates surety insurance on behalf of insurers licensed in the Commonwealth, pursuant to which the insurer becomes surety on or guarantees a bond that has been posted to assure performance of terms and conditions specified by order of an appropriate judicial officer as a condition of bail."
40E Bail Bondsman Entry Level
This is a forty hour course (excluding practical exercises and final exam)
Minimum Eligibility Requirements
Be a minimum of 18 years of age;
Be a United States citizen or legal resident alien of the United States; and
Have received a high school diploma or GED.
Have successfully completed all initial training requirements at a certified or licensed private security services training school. This is to include a minimum passing grade of 70% on the bail bondsman exam.
Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) license fees paid directly to The Treasurer of Virginia
$25.00 Fingerprint License Application Fee (if not mailed in the last 120 days)
$900.00 Bail Bondsman license (plus category fee)