Changes Coming!



Assembly Bill 2782 of the 2010 legislative session(the Insurance Omnibus Bill) became law on January 1, 2011 and changed the periods for bail agent licenses.

Among other insurance issues, AB2782 changed the license period for bail agent licenses from one to two years. But, its implementation is a little more complex than it might appear. It is best explained by considering that there are two categories of licensed agents – those who held valid licenses as of January 1, 2011 and those who obtain their license after January 1, 2011.

Agents Holding Valid Licenses On January 1, 2011
If you held a valid bail agent license on January 1, 2011 and kept it current, your new license will be valid for two years, expiring on June 30, 2013. If you keep it renewed regularly it will expire on June 30 of each odd-numbered year into the future.

Starting July 1, 2011, you will be required to completed twelve (12) hours of continuing education every two years to meet the continuing education requirement for renewing your license. While CDI “encourages” you to complete six hours of CE every year, you can complete your twelve hours any time in that two year period.

Agents Obtaining A New License After January 1, 2011
If you obtain your new bail agent license on or after January 1, 2011, your license will be valid for two years and will expire on the last day of the month in which your license was issued. For example, if your license was issued on May 5, 2011, your license will expire on May 31, 2013. In another example, if you obtained your new license on March 3, 2012, your license will expire on March 30, 2014.


With the passage of the 2022 Insurance Omnibus bill, all bail agents are required to complete 12 hours of CE and pay the renewal fees prior to your license expiration to renew your license for the next two year period. No longer will new agents (first renewal) have to complete only 6 hours of CE their first license renewal period -- to renew your license every licensed bail agent must complete 12 hours of CE in every license period, including your first license renewal.

If you have any questions, you can contact CDI’s licensing bureau at 916-492-3035. If you are unable to obtain help there, please call us and we will contact CDI staff directly on your behalf.

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