The OBA is the provider for Pre-License courses (in-person only).   Continuing education for licensened Bondsmen is available in person, online, or via video playback at the association office.


OBA Members are Licensed and available to assist you in Oklahoma. Search by First Name, Last Name or County.


Your future in bail starts right here with the OBA. From Education to being licensed, help is here.

Role Of The OBA

The Oklahoma Bondsman Association and the member elected board provide training for bondsmen, work with the judicial and legislative branch of government to ensure laws serve and protect Oklahoma.

OBA Board

The nine members of the OBA Board are elected by the membership. They receive no pay for setting on the board. Each member serves a two-year term. Meetings are held each month and members are encouraged to attend.

How Bail Works

Bail is a civil contract that obtains the release of a person arrested or charged with a crime. Licensed bondsmen are issued identification from the state. Make sure that you get copies of contracts you sign.

License Lookup

To check the status of a bondsman’s license in Oklahoma, select ‘OKLAHOMA – INDIVIDUAL’ and then enter a name. Look at the ‘License Type – Status’ row. The Oklahoma Insurance Department is available for questions or complaints.

Bail Laws

Bondsmen and who they can employ are highly regulated in Oklahoma. If you need to know if something is legal or not, you can find answers in the current statutes and rules for the bail industry.

Bail Enforcement

Licensed bondsmen may apprehend or surrender their own clients. If you are not a licensed bondsman, you will need a BE License to arrest bail clients. Education is provided by CLEET approved schools and the license is issued by the State. 

Updated Death Certificate Application Process Now Includes BONDSMAN

Our OBA Board President, Ken Boyer Jr has received notification from the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) that the list of Authorized Applicants that may request Death Certificates has been officially updated to include Bail Bondsman! This is a major achievement and we appreciate everyone who has worked so hard to get this process updated.  We have attached link below for a PDF which outlines the required documentation. You will find the specific Applicant section referencing Bail Bondsman at the bottom of page 2.  We are told you would fill out a death certificate application on their website and provide the required documentation listed in this attachment – located on page 3. Any questions, please contact the OBA office.

Death Certificate Update – click here:



Oklahoma Bondsman Association
222 NE 27th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
E-Fax 405.766.6740
Toll Free 866.374.6257
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