Renewal Information

2022 Renewal Information

Bondsmen will be required to complete the following items to renew their licenses in 2022. Continuing Education, Renewal Applications and Fees must be completed and paid by June 30, 2022.

Meet the Requirements

Continuing Education

Complete 3 Hours of Continuing Education before June 30, 2022

Renewal Application

Complete a Renewal Application

Renewal Fees

Pay the License Renewal Fee

Renewing your NC Bail Bonding License

North Carolina General Statute § 58-71-75 was amended effective July 22, 2016 when the Governor signed S. B. 508 to decrease bail bond license renewals to once every even year and fingerprint background checks to every other even year (every four years). Also with the passage of S.B. 508, the annual license fee was doubled for the biennial license renewal. The next bail bond renewal will be due 6/30/2022 and next bail bond renewal with fingerprint submission and proof of residency will be due 6/30/2024.

In even numbered years, bail bondsmen and runners must complete a renewal application, pay the license renewal fee, and complete the required CE, pursuant to North Carolina G.S. 58-71-75. All renewal requirements must be completed by June 30 or the bail bond license(s) will lapse. Every other even year bondsmen are also required to submit fingerprints and 2 forms of proof of residency.

After review of the required renewal documents, the Department may make subsequent inquiries or may proceed with administrative action to ensure that the bondsman or runner continues to qualify to operate in NC pursuant to Article 71, of Chapter 58 of the North Carolina General Statutes.

Pearson VUE will provide license renewal administrative services to bail bondsmen and bail bond runners through the North Carolina Licensing Office of Pearson VUE.

Pearson VUE has provided an electronic renewal application for bondsmen and bail bond runners to complete online and submit all required fees by credit/debit card or by money order/check. Pearson VUE will charge a $76 renewal application processing fee in addition to all current renewal application fees.

It is important that bondsmen keep their business e-mail current. – Pearson VUE will send license renewal notification and instructions to bondsmen and bail bond runners through the business e-mail address on the license record. The renewal e-mail notifications with the bail bond licensee’s name, will contain a link to the NC Licensing Management System to access the electronic bail bond renewal application.

Once a bondsman receives the renewal authorization e-mail, they can access NC License Management System to complete the application process.

NC Department of Insurance Bail Bond Regulatory Division

Contact Information

919-807-6850 (Headquarters)

336-807-1605 (Piedmont Regional Office)

919-715-3794 (fax) (Headquarters)

336-991-5410 (fax) (Piedmont Regional Office)

Physical address:

Albemarle Building
325 N. Salisbury Street
Raleigh NC 27603-5926

Piedmont Regional Office
Archdale Office
106 Baker Road
Archdale, NC 27263

Mailing Address:
1201 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1201