Reminder: Online Continuing Education Bail Courses No Longer Authorized In Florida
Please let this serve as a reminder that last Summer (2022) the Department Notified us that they had been made aware that some continuing education providers may have offered online or self-study Limited Surety (Bail Bond) courses which are not in compliance with Florida law. Florida Statute 626.386(4)(a) which stipulates that a Bail Bond Supervising Instructor shall be present at all classes. Also, F.A.C. 69B-228.030(23) provides additional clarity by defining “Present” as to appear in person, or by live connection through electronic means.
Because of this you will not be able to fulfill your continuing education requirement for bail online.
We receive calls on a daily basis from bail agents in Florida in a panic because they said they were not aware of this change.
You can search the Department’s website for a list of providers that are offering live webinar courses and in person classroom courses throughout the state. This will allow you to get the link to their websites and check their approved scheduled of courses. If needed, you may attempt to make a request for an expectation of time on your hours from the Department.