Frequently Asked Questions

Who has to take this continuing education course?

In Georgia, it is mandatory that every bail bondsman and bail recovery agent (bounty hunter) take continuing education annually as well as before beginning work in either field.

How much does it cost?

$250.00 Cash or Money Order (GAPB members can pay with company checks)

How long is the course?

8 hours and is completed in one day

How do you become qualified to be a bail recovery agent (Bounty Hunter)?

To get qualified you will need the following:

Do you have to have a weapons permit to attend the course?

No, but I recommend if you plan on becoming a Bail Recovery Agent you should apply for a weapons permit at the Probate Court in the county you live in as soon as possible.

Is it hard to get started as a Bail Recovery Agent (bounty hunter)?

Yes it is very hard to get started as a bail recovery agent. The main reason for the difficulty is the liability associated with the profession.  Owners are personably responsible for the actions of bail recovery agents in the State of Georgia.

How do you recommend that a person interested in becoming a Bail Recovery Agent (bounty hunter) get started?

First, register for the course to learn the basic information about the job. Second, find an experienced recovery agent to train/work with for the first few years.

Is this course hands on or just lecture?

This course is lecture style and only provides you with the basic information required to become certified.

How old do I have to be to become a bail agent?

O.C.G.A. 17-6-50 says you can become a bail agent at the age of 18.

Does Georgia Bail Bonding Training Academy have job placement?

No, however once you have the certificate you will be able to be employed by one of the many great companies in our state.

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