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.

About Missy Martin

Missy Martin has been part of the Roche team since 1991 where she has served in various roles throughout her career. She is a licensed limited surety agent and Managing General Agent in the State of Florida where she is also an approved instructor of bail bond education certified by the Florida Department of Financial Services. She is part of Roche's executive team and sits on the Board of Directors where she serves as Secretary. She is a graduate of the University of Tampa and is very involved in her community through volunteerism and activism. She has sat on the board of her local chambers and various other groups.