In this YouTube video, Alan Seidenberg, owner of A-1 Bail Bonds, describes the process of becoming a bail bonds agent.
Seidenberg completed online coursework through the University of Florida, took part in a two-week licensing program for bail bond agents, and interned at a bail bonds agency for a year before opening his own business, A-1 Bail Bonds. He has been in the business for four years.
To keep business thriving, Seidenberg relies on referrals from social media, attorneys, previous clients, and word-of-mouth. The company prides itself on its respectful approach. Seidenberg’s main aim is to help people get through a difficult time and to do it with as much consideration as possible. It’s a good thing, too. Services like those offered by A-1 Bail Bonds are in extremely high demand given that 61% of men and 51% of women do not have the means to meet bail, according to the Houston Chronicle.
The exact path to becoming a bail bonds agent may vary by state. Refer to the Department of Insurance for state-specific requirements. States ask for a licensing exam fee ranging from $40 to $100. Those that pass the exam and complete other state criteria will be fully licensed.