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Bail Bonds – Pre-Licensing Classes – Continuing Education – Columbus, Ohio

Pre-License Surety Bail Bond Class

Are you interested in becoming a Surety Bail Bond Agent? Your Key to Freedom Bail Bonds in Columbus, OH, offers the 20-hour Pre-Licensing Class.

The tuition for the school is $325 for the full 20-hour course. This includes all study materials, which you may keep and use for future reference. Everything you need for the course will be provided at no additional charge.


Pre-License Self-Study

If you’re interested in becoming a Surety Bail Bond Agent and don’t have time to attend our 20-hour class, we also offer a self-study course. The tuition for this course is $200. If you are interested in the self-study course, please call us at 800-994-2663. We will then send you a registration. The registration must be completely filled out and returned with the $200 fee. After the registration and money are received, a pre-license self-study book will be sent to you.

After you have studied the book and feel confident that you understand and have learned the material, you can call us to schedule your exam. You must pass our test in order to proceed to the other steps required for obtaining your license.

Process for Obtaining an Ohio Surety Bail Bond License

  • Complete the pre-license education requirement from an Ohio approved pre-license provider. This can be 20 hours of classroom or self-study.
  • Register and take the State’s Insurance examination at a test center.
  • Complete and submit the insurance application and any supporting documentation to the Ohio Department of Insurance (only after successful completion of the State examination).
  • Complete fingerprint requirement for background check.

If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Insurance, License Division at 614-644-2665 or visit their website at http://www.insurance.ohio.gov

Continuing Education Classes

Persons holding only a Surety Bail Bond License need to complete 7 hours of approved continuing education, 6 of which must be approved as surety bail bond specific and 1 of which must be approved as ethics specific, prior to renewing their license.

Persons holding a Surety Bail Bond License in addition to a Resident Agent License must complete 24 hours of approved continuing education, 12 of which must be approved as surety bail bond specific and 3 of which must be approved as ethics specific, prior to renewing their license. These persons will have two different renewal cycles, one of the Surety Bond License and one of the Resident Agent License.

Surety bail bond agents will be required to renew their Surety Bail Bond License annually by the last day of February.

Failure to satisfy the Ohio Continuing Education requirement will cause revocation of license. To re-certify, the individual must take the examination and provide documentation that the continuing hours of education for the prior biennium have been completed in an approved course.

School Tuition and Refund Policy

Your Key to Freedom Bail Bonds will refund the full tuition paid for a surety bail bond pre-license education class and a continuing education class provided that a written cancellation is received by mail or fax within 10 days prior to the start of the scheduled class. No other requests for refunds will be approved. Tuition for pre-license self-study is non-refundable.


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