Bail Bonds

Become a Bail Bondsman in Florida

The University of Florida offers two required courses needed to become a Bail Bondsman in the State of Florida.

Once students complete the online portion of the 120 hour course, they will need to attend a live webcast which is included in the course price.

Live webcast dates can be found on the registration page and will be scheduled with your instructor.

30hr Course


100% Online



Approx 6 Months

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120hr Course


100% Online

Live Webcasts

Textbooks required

The University of Florida partnered with the Florida Bail Bond School to bring you this state-approved 120h basic certification course.

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Getting Started Checklist

18+ and hold a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Successfully complete a state-approved 120 hour basic certification course.

Successfully complete a state-approved correspondence course for bail bond agents.

Pass a final exam given by the state Department of Financial Services.

For more information and requirements on becoming a bail bondsman in the state of Florida, please visit the Florida Department of Financial Services page.

Career Insight

Salary Range

Entry-Level: $48K – $76K
Intermediate: $52K – $86K
Senior: $57K – $102K

*Sourced from Glassdoor

Job Postings

National: 1,111
Florida: 66

*Sourced from Lightcast, period Mar. 2023 – Feb. 2024

Common Job Titles

Bondsman Bail Bond Agent Bail Agent Surety Agent

Skills/Knowledge Needed

Legal Hearings Data Entry Accounting Office Equipment Auditing Docketing (Court)

A Good Fit if You Have/Are:

Trustworthy Strong Communication Skills Empathetic

Meet The Instructor

Instructor Headshot

Jacob Simmons

Licensed Bail bondsman

What’s Next?

You’ve become a licensed bail bondsman in the State of Florida – now what?

Maintain Your License

• Continuing education is a required component of maintaining your license as a bail bondsman.

• Specific to the state of Florida, the number of continuing education hours required depends on your license type and the number of years you have held it. You can check your CE status on the Florida Department of Financial Services website

• You have 24 months to complete the required continuing education hours. Hours are due on the last day of your birth month. (FAQs: