Licensing, supervision and regulation of bail bonds in Oklahoma is overseen by the Bail Bonds Division of the Oklahoma Insurance Department. The Oklahoma Bondsman Association is the official provider of pre-licensing and continuing education for bondsmen.
For more information about bail bondsman continuing education and dues information, visit the education page.
To apply or renew a license, visit the Oklahoma Insurance Department website.
LICENSING TYPES AVAILABLE
- Professional – Note: an applicant for a professional bondsman license shall have been continually licensed as a surety, cash or property bondsman in the State of Oklahoma for a minimum of two (2) years immediately prior to the date of application in addition to the financial statement and deposit requirements.
- Multicounty Agent – Note: an applicant for a multicounty agent bondsmen license shall have been continually licensed as a professional bondsman in the State of Oklahoma for a minimum of two (2) years without suspension or having any unpaid forfeitures prior to the date of application in addition to the financial statement, deposit requirements and licensing fees.
New licenses are pro-rated biennially to the last day of the birth month of the licensee.
Renewal licenses renew biennially to the last day of the birth month of the licensee.
Application Fee: $350 (includes application and investigation fee, does not include examination fee)
Renewal Fee: $200 or prorated for initial license
APPLYING FOR A BAIL BOND LICENSE
- At least twenty-one (21) years of age
- Good character and reputation
- Citizen of the United States
- At least one year of state residency
- High school diploma or its equivalent
These restrictions and additional restrictions found in Oklahoma Statutes, Title 59, Section 1315, apply to both applicants for a bail bondsman license and the applicant’s spouse. Please contact the Oklahoma Insurance Department if you have questions or concerns.
A score of 70% or higher is required to pass the exam. Re-examinations are allowed, however at least thirty (30) days must intervene between examinations. After third and subsequent examination failures, applicant may not apply to be examined for at least one year after the last examination date.
Applications are valid for six (6) months after submission. Effective November 1, 2017, this statute reduces to three (3) months after submission. If an applicant has not acted upon the application within that period, a new application and fees shall be submitted for the applicant to be considered for licensure.