Licensing Requirements

The Bail Bond Division of the Oklahoma Insurance Department is responsible for all aspects of licensing, supervision and regulation of bail bonds in Oklahoma.

License Types Available

  • Professional
  • Surety
  • Cash
  • Property
  • Multi-County Agent

Education Requirements

Pre-licensing Education- Pre-licensing Education – Sixteen (16) hours of pre-license education sponsored by the Oklahoma Bondsman Association required prior to testing.  Upon passing PSI examination offered through the Oklahoma Insurance Department an on-line application is required on to officially start your application process.

Continuing Education - Eight (8) hours annually. Continuing education requirements are provided by the Oklahoma Bondsman Association and are required each year to accumulate 16 hours to renew license biennnially.

Additional Requirements

Qualifications/ Experience

  • 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


Not previously convicted of, or pled guilty or nolo contendere to, any felony, or to a misdemeanor involving morale turpitude or dishonesty.

NOTE: 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.

License Duration

New licenses 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.

License Fees

  • Application Fee:  $350 (includes application and investigation fee)
  • Renewal Fee: $200 or prorated for initial license

Examination Requirements


Written examination covering statutory requirements and practical applications.
Possible examination areas include procedures, duties, responsibilities, and bail bond law

Examination Fee: $100.00

Date: As Scheduled

Passing Criteria: 70%

Applications are valid for six (6) months after submission


At least thirty (30) days shall 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.

Updated Statutes
effective 11/01/16

List of Statute Changes - 11/01/16

List of Approved Surety Companies in Oklahoma - 07/27/16

2016-2017 Dues Schedule

Pre-Licensing Classes
March 2 & 3, 2017
June 1 & 2, 2017
September 7 & 8, 2017
December 7 & 8, 2017

October 2016

Oklahoma Bondsman Association
222 Northeast 27th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Office: 405-524-5920
Fax: 405-601-6484
Toll Free: 1-866-374-6257