The Oklahoma Bondsman Association (OBA) recently announced its board treasurer, Connie Allbritton, has earned the national certification of Certified Bail Agent (CBA) through the Professional Bail Agents of the United States (PBUS).
“Connie demonstrates a strong commitment to OBA, the bail bond industry and all of Oklahoma,” said Raymond Merrill, president of OBA. “By completing this certification, she’s proven her expertise in our industry and has become a true subject matter expert within the field. We are honored to have her serve on our board and bring her wealth of knowledge to the table.”
The CBA certification program began in 1987 and has recognized bail agents across the nation who demonstrate a high level of federal and state regulation training and industry understanding. To earn the designation, graduates must complete six CBA courses and pass a certification exam through PBUS.
Allbritton has been in the bail industry for more than 20 years. She has owned and operated her own business, Big Red Bail Bonds in Norman, since 2005. Her business has since expanded to cover multiple counties, including Cleveland, McClain and Grady counties.
“Bondsmen play an important role in the criminal justice system, and continuously work to create safe communities in Oklahoma,” said Allbritton. “Earning this certification provided me the opportunity to grow my knowledge, learning even more about the bail industry and the vital role it plays within our state and nation.”
Allbritton earned her associate of applied science degree from Rose State College in Midwest City and has served on the OBA board since 2018.