Prelicensing

Bail Bonds Pre-Licensing Course Details & Registration

Jumpstart your bail bonding career by registering for the pre-licensing (PLE) course. This state-approved 2-day bail bonding class will provide you with the educational requirement to obtain your bail agent license. More information about the application process can be found under the How to Get Licensed tab. If you have questions or need guidance, contact NCBAA; we are always available as a resource to you.

PLE Class Locations

High Point, NC

NCBAA Office
1220 Eastchester Dr., Ste 104,
High Point, NC 27265

Raleigh, NC

NCBAA Raleigh Office
204 N Person St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

Concord, NC

Comfort Suite Concord Mills
7800 Gateway Ln., NW
Concord, NC 28027

Upcoming Pre-Licensing Courses

*IMPORTANT* CLASS AVAILABILITY. Available bail bond classes are listed below until they are at capacity. Walk-ins are WELCOME if the class is still listed the night before the scheduled start date and must arrive by 8:45 am. 
 

February 17-18, 2024– Raleigh, NC

February 24-25, 2024– Concord, NC

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March 2-3, 2024 – High Point, NC

March 9-10, 2024– Raleigh, NC

March 16-17, 2024– Concord, NC

March 23-24, 2024 – High Point, NC

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April 6-7, 2024– Raleigh, NC

April 13-14 2024– Concord, NC

April 20-21, 2024 – High Point, NC 

April 27-28, 2024– Raleigh, NC

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May 4-5, 2024 – High Point, NC

May 11-12, 2024– Concord, NC

May 18-19, 2024– Raleigh, NC

May 25-26, 2024 – High Point, NC

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June 1-2, 2024– Raleigh, NC

June 8-9, 2024– Concord, NC

June 15-16, 2024 – High Point, NC

June 22-23, 2024– Raleigh, NC

June 29-30, 2024– Concord, NC

Online Class Registration

The PLE course is a two-day bail bonding class; the timing is 9:00 am – 5:00 pm for both days. Additional PLE class information and details can be found in the PLE Class Details Section. Students also receive a complimentary NCBAA membership for their first licensure year.      PLE SPECIAL – $450 $400 

The North Carolina Bail Agents Association conducts activities and procedures without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, gender or disability.

Note: Military discounts will be processed post verification. To receive the discount, attach a copy of your DD214 or proof of active US Military Status. Your discount will be processed in the form of a $50 refund. 

Information to Know Before Class

Late Arrivals Will Not Be Admitted.

NCBAA reserves the right to reschedule or move classes. You may move to a different class date by notifying the office of your required change. Rescheduled classes must be taken in the same calendar year as the original class request. Student substitutions may be allowed with prior office approval (same calendar year rule applies). Only 1/2 of tuition is refundable if you decide not to take any class. Requests for refund must be made in writing and received within the same month as the requested class date. 

Canceled or rescheduled classes: 

If there is inclement weather or other situations that require the class to be rescheduled or cancelled, registered students will receive notification via email. “Walk-ins” should CHECK THE NCBAA WEBSITE the night before to see if the class is still listed, or has been canceled.

 

** As a thank you to our military, any pre-licensing class attendee who is a current or former member of the military will receive a $100.00 discount from the regular class rate of $450. All NCBAA PLE classes are currently being offered at $50 off. This special rate cannot be combined with the military discounts; current or former members of the military will still be able to take advantage of the $100 rebate from the regular rate. 

How to register for a PLE class:

  1. Complete the online registration above.
  2. Register at the door. Walk-ins ARE WELCOME if the class is still listed the night before the scheduled start date. Walk-in candidates must arrive by 8:45 am.
  3. Submit a completed PLE Registration Form (below).
  4. Call NCBAA and register over the phone.
1. What are the 3 areas of bail bond law?
  • Chapter 15A Article 26
  • Chapter 58 Article 71
  • N.C. Administrative Code
2. If there is conflict between the areas of bail bond law, what is the order of authority?
  • Chapter 15A Article 26
  • Chapter 58 Article 71
  • N.C. Administrative Code
3. What North Carolina agency is in charge of regulating bail bondsmen and runners?
  • North Carolina Department of Insurance
4. What official is the elected head of the North Carolina Department of Insurance?
  • Commissioner of Insurance
5. Who is the North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance?
  • Mike Causey
6. What persons are prohibited from becoming licensed as bail bondsmen or runners?
  • Sheriff
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Attorney
  • Parole officer
  • Probation officer
  • Jailer
  • Assistant jailer
  • Employee of the General Courts of Justice
  • Other public employee assigned to the administration of criminal justice
  • Nor the spouse of such person
7. What are the two restrictions for persons prohibited from becoming bail bondsmen or runners?
  • Shall not act as an agent for any bail bond company or bail bondsman
  • Shall not have any financial interest, directly or indirectly, in any bail bond business.
8. What are the general qualifications for bail bondsmen and runners?
  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Be a resident of this State (NC)
  • Have knowledge, training, or experience of sufficient duration and extent to provide the competence necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of a licensee
  • Have no outstanding bail bond obligations
  • Have no current or prior violations of any provision of Chapter 58 Article 71 or Chapter 15A Article 26 or any similar provision of law of any other state
  • Not in any manner disqualified under the laws of this State or any other state to engage in the bail bond business
  • Hold valid and current N.C. driver’s license or N.C. identification card issued by the NCDMV
9. What “proof of residency” documentation is required showing residential address?
  • Pay stub
  • Utility bill
  • Written lease agreement / contract for purchase
  • Receipt for personal property taxes
  • Receipt for real property taxes
  • Monthly or quarterly statement from a financial institution
10. How many documents must an applicant provide to show proof of residency?
  • At least two
11. What are two offenses for which the Commissioner shall deny an application or revoke a license?
  • Conviction of a felony
  • Conviction of a misdemeanor drug offense
12. If your application is denied how long must you wait before reapplying?
  • One year
12a. If you fail the state exam, when can you retest?
  • Within 90 days. (If you fail the “retest” you must wait one year to take the state exam again)
13. Bail bond is divided into two parts. What does “bail” and “bond” mean?
  • Bail is the security (monetary amount) required for the release of a defendant
  • Bond is the obligation assumed by the one who posts bail
14. What is the purpose of a bail bond?
  • To assure the appearance of the defendant in court
15. What are the consequences of a bail bond?
  • Forfeiture of bail
  • Order for arrest
16. What is the definition of an accommodation bondsman? A person who:
  • Shall not charge a fee (money) for posting a bond
  • Shall not receive any consideration (money or anything of value) to keep for personal use as a condition of posting a bond
  • Must show proof that property will cover the amount of the bond
  • May require collateral
  • Is not licensed
17. In what ways can an accommodation bondsman post bonds?
  • Cash or Real Property
18. What is the definition of a bail bond?
  • An undertaking by the principal to appear in court upon penalty of forfeiting bail
19. What are the types of bail bond listed under the bail bond definition?
  • Unsecured
  • Premium secured
  • Cash deposit
  • Mortgage
20. What can a bail bond be used for other than the release of a person from jail?
  • Release of a motor vehicle from impoundment
21. What is the definition of a bail bondsman?
  • Surety bondsman
  • Professional bondsman
  • Accommodation bondsman
22. What is the definition of Commissioner?
  • The North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance
23. What is the definition of a first-year licensee?
  • Any person licensed as a bondsman or runner for a period of less than 12 months
24. What is the definition of insurer?
  • Any domestic, foreign, or alien surety company qualified generally to transact surety business and specifically to transact bail bond business in this State
25. What is the definition of an obligor?
  • A principal or surety on a bond
26. What is the definition of a principal?
  • A defendant or witness obligated to appear in court upon penalty of forfeiting bail under a bail bond.
27. What is the definition of a professional bondsman?
  • Any person licensed by the Commissioner and who:
    • Pledges cash or other securities with the Commissioner as security for bail bonds, and
    • Receives or is promised money or other things of value for writing bail bonds.
28. What is the definition of a resident?
  • A person who lives in this State for six consecutive months before applying for a bail bond license.
29. What is the definition of a runner?
  • A person employed by a professional bail bondsman for the purpose of:
    • Assisting the bail bondsman in presenting the defendant in court when required, or
    • Assisting in the apprehension and surrender of the defendant to the court, or
    • Keeping the defendant under necessary surveillance, or
    • Executing bail bonds on behalf of the licensed professional bondsman.
30. What is needed for the Runner to assist the Professional Bondsman?
  • Power of Attorney.
31. What is the definition of a supervising bondsman?
  • A professional bondsman or surety bondsman who employs or contracts with a new licensee.
32. What is the definition of a surety?
  • One who, with the principal, is liable for the amount of the bail bond upon forfeiture.
33. What is the definition of a surety bondsman?
  • A person licensed as a surety bondsman who:
    • Is appointed by an insurer by a power of attorney to execute bail bonds, and
    • Receives or is promised consideration for doing so.
34. What are two main differences between an accommodation bondsman and other bondsmen?
  • Accommodation bondsman is not licensed.
  • Accommodation bondsman may not charge a fee or receive any consideration for posting a bond.
35. What are the main differences between a professional and surety bondsman?
  • A professional bondsman is a surety and required to have a security deposit with the Commissioner.
  • A surety bondsman works for a surety, which is an insurance company (insurer).
36. What bail bond licenses are issued by DOI?
  • Professional bondsman license.
  • Surety bondsman license.
  • Runner license.
37. What are the three types of sureties?
  • Professional bondsman.
  • Accommodation bondsman.
  • Insurer (insurance company).
38. Who can supervise a first-year licensee applying for a runner’s license?
  • A professional bondsman.
39. Who can supervise a first-year licensee applying for a surety bondsman’s license?
  • A surety bondsman.
40. Before a bond can be posted, how shall the surety be qualified?
  • The surety must be qualified as:
    • A professional bondsman, or
    • An accommodation bondsman, or
    • An insurer represented by a surety bondsman.
41. When a person is arrested, what form shows the charge, time and location to appear in court?
  • Conditions of Release and Release Order.
42. What form is the information on the “conditions of release” transferred to for the release of a defendant?
  • The Appearance Bond.
43. What is the required “identifying information” on a bond?
  • Name and mailing address of defendant.
  • Name and mailing address of accommodation bondsman.
  • Name and license number of the professional bondsman / runner.
  • Name of the insurer (insurance company).
  • Name, license number, and power of appointment number of the surety bondsman.
44. What three things shown on a bail bond make it binding?
  • Before what magistrate or at what court the principal was bound to appear.
  • The official before whom bail was entered was legally authorized to take it.
  • The amount of bail is stated.
45. After filling out the front of the appearance bond, what must a bondsman do to complete the bond?
  • Fill out the affidavit on the back of the appearance bond.
  • Attach professional bondsman’s certification seal or surety bondsman’s qualifying power.
46. What type of information does the bond affidavit provide?
  • Premium & Collateral.
47. Who is required to fill out the bond affidavit?
  • Professional bondsmen.
  • Surety bondsmen.
  • Runners.
48. What is the bail bond premium?
  • The fee you charge for posting a bond.
49. What is the maximum bail bond premium that can be charged?
  • 15% of the face amount of the bond.
50. Can a bondsman sign a bond for less than 15%?
  • Yes, he can do it for free.
50. Can a bondsman sign a bond for less than 15%?
  • Yes, he can do it for free.
51. What is the requirement if something other than money is taken as bond premium?
  • The value of the item must be reasonable in relation to the premium charged for the bond.
52. If a premium is received or promised, where is the amount of the premium to be listed?
  • The affidavit on the back of the appearance bond.
53. What must be given for any premium received?
  • Receipt.
54. A receipt must be given for any premium received, what are the 7 requirements for a receipt?
  • Pre-numbered by a printer.
  • Used and filed in consecutive numerical order.
  • Show name and address of the bail bondsman.
  • Show the amount and date paid.
  • Show the name of the person accepting the payment.
  • Show the total amount of the bond for which the fee is being charged.
  • Show the defendant’s name.
55. If a bond is written on credit or partial credit, what form must be filled out?
  • Memorandum of Agreement.
56. What are the 6 requirements concerning a memorandum of agreement?
  • Show the amount of premium not paid.
  • Show the method and schedule of payments.
  • The dates and amounts to be paid.
  • Provide a copy of the agreement to the principal upon request.
  • Agreement to be signed and dated by the bondsman or runner and the principal at the time the agreement is made.
  • Modifications to be in writing, signed, dated, kept on file with copy to principal upon request.
57. What are the only two things of value a bondsman can accept for posting a bond?
  • Premium.
  • Collateral.
58. What is collateral?
  • Something of value to indemnity or protect the bondsman in the event of forfeiture.
59. What are the types of collateral?
  • Money or other negotiable instrument.
  • Personal property.
  • Real property.
  • Indemnity agreement.
60. How much collateral is a bondsman allowed to take for posting a bond?
  • Up to 100% of the amount of the bond.
61. If collateral is taken, where is the information about the collateral listed?
  • The affidavit on the back of the appearance bond.
62. If collateral is taken, what three things are to be recorded on the bond affidavit?
  • Name of the person from whom the collateral was received.
  • Nature of the collateral.
  • Value of the collateral.
63. Is a bondsman required to provide a receipt for collateral received on a bond?
  • Yes.
64. If collateral is taken, what is required on the receipt?
  • Full description and value of the collateral.
65. What is a collateral trust account?
  • A bank account for cash collateral received on bail bonds.
66. What are the requirements for holding cash, check, or other negotiable instruments as collateral?
  • It must be held in a trust account in a North Carolina bank.
  • It must be held in a non-interest bearing trust account.
  • It must be held separate from any other personal or business account.
  • The trust account is for funds collected as collateral on bail bonds only.
  • The trust account funds cannot be commingled with any other funds.
  • The collateral must be deposited in the trust account within 2 banking days after receipt.
67. When may bondsmen share a trust account?
  • With approval of the Commissioner and working out of the same business office or location.
68. What is the requirement for holding collateral such as personal or real property?
  • It must be maintained and returned in the condition in which it was received.
69. What must a bondsman do with collateral if bail is reduced after the bond was posted?
  • Collateral must be reduced to the reduced liability and any excess shall be returned.
  • Execute written amendment to bond affidavit with details of the modification of collateral.
  • Furnish the principal and person furnishing collateral or premium a copy of amendment.
  • Keep copy of amendment on file in office of the bondsman.
70. If bail is reduced after the bond is posted, do you have to return any of the premium?
  • NO.
71. When must collateral be returned?
  • Within 15 days after final termination of liability on the bond.
72. What is the requirement of returning collateral other than cash?
  • It must be returned in the same condition as requested and received by the bondsman.
73. What will a bondsman be guilty of if he or she fails to return collateral that exceeds $1,500?
  • Class I felony.
74. When can a bondsman keep collateral for unpaid premiums or other expenses incurred on a bond?
  • Never !!!!!!
75. What are the only two things a bondsman can do with collateral?
  • Pay the bond
  • Give it back
76. What is required to be printed on all agreements and contracts with defendants or anyone on behalf of the defendant?
  • A form number and license number of the bondsman
77. What must a bondsman have before using any agreement or contract with defendants or anyone on behalf of the defendant?
  • Approval of DOI
78. What is the first rule in filling out the defendant’s information card?
  • You can never get too much information
79. What happens to all fines and forfeitures paid in court cases?
  • They are used to support the free public schools of this State
80. What kind of contract is a bail bond?
  • A civil contract
81. Who are the parties of a bail bond contract?
  • Defendant
  • Surety
  • State
82. Who represents the county board of education at forfeiture hearings?
  • The school board attorney
83. What are the five dates listed on the front of a bond forfeiture notice?
  • Date of bond
  • Date of failure to appear
  • Date issued
  • Date notice given
  • Final judgment date
84. What is the time span between the “date notice given” and the “final judgment date”?
  • 150 days
85. How many reasons does the statute allow to set aside forfeiture?
  • Nine
86. Where is the “Motion to Set Forfeiture Aside” located?
  • On the back of the bond forfeiture notice
87. What are the nine reasons to have a forfeiture set aside?
  • (1) The defendant’s failure to appear has been set aside by the court and any order for arrest for that failure to appear has been recalled
  • (2) All charges for which the defendant was bonded to appear have been disposed of other than the State taking a dismissal with leave
  • (3) The defendant has been surrendered by the surety
  • (4) The defendant has been served with an order for arrest for the failure to appear in question
  • (5) The defendant died before the final judgment date
  • (6) The defendant was incarcerated in a unit of the Department of Corrections and is serving a sentence or in unit of the Federal Bureau of Prisons located within the borders of the State at the time of the failure to appear
  • (7) The defendant was incarcerated in a local, state, or federal detention center, jail, or prison located anywhere within the borders of the U.S. at the time of the failure to appear.
  • (8) Notice of the forfeiture was not provided pursuant to G.S. 15A-544.4(c) (within 30 days)
  • (9) The court refused to issue an order for arrest for the defendant’s failure to appear, as evidenced by a copy of the official court record, including an electronic record.
88. What things are to be filled out when completing the “Motion to Set Aside Forfeiture”?
  • Mark a block for one of the nine reasons
  • Date the motion
  • Sign the motion
  • New address if necessary
  • Mark the blocks designating the surety and who is signing the motion
89. After filling out the “Motion to Set Aside Forfeiture,” what else must also be filled out?
  • The “Moving Party’s Certificate of Service”
90. What four things are filled out in the “The Moving Party’s Certificate of Service?”
  • Type of service (mail or personal)
  • Date motion was served
  • Name of person serving motion
  • Signature of person serving motion
91. What is the main purpose of the “The Moving Party’s Certificate of Service?”
  • To show the date the “Motion to Set Aside Forfeiture” was served and filed
92. What does the bondsman do after filling out the “Motion” and “Certificate of Service?”
  • Make copies, front and back, of the “Bond Forfeiture Notice”
  • Attach copies of any necessary documents to the copies of the “Bond Forfeiture Notice”
93. What does the bondsman do with the copies of the “Bond Forfeiture Notice” and other attached copies?
  • Serve on the:
    • School Board Attorney
    • District Attorney
    • Clerk of court
94. Who is allowed to fill out and serve the Motion to Set Aside Forfeiture?
  • Defendant
  • Surety
  • Runner
  • Surety Bondsman
95. After the Motion to Set Aside Forfeiture has been served, how long does the district attorney or school board attorney have to object to the motion?
  • 20 days
96. If there is no objection by the district attorney or school board attorney to the Motion to Set Aside Forfeiture, how long after the motion has been served will the forfeiture be set aside?
  • 20 days
97. What must the district attorney or school board attorney fill out if they object to the Motion to Set Aside Forfeiture?
  • Objection and Notice of Hearing &
  • Certificate of Service of Objection and Notice of Hearing
98. What must the district attorney and school board attorney do after filling out the “Objection” and “Certificate of Service”?
  • Serve the “Objection” and “Certificate of Service” on the moving party
99. When will a hearing be scheduled in court if the district attorney or school board attorney objects to the Motion to Set Aside Forfeiture?
  • Not more than 30 days after the objection is filed
100. Where will the hearing be scheduled in court if the district attorney or school board attorney objects to the Motion to Set Aside Forfeiture?
  • In the county where the defendant was bonded to appear
101. How many motions to set forfeiture aside are allowed between the “date notice given” and the “final judgment date”?
  • One, except the court may consider two motions if one was for set aside reason #8.
102. What length of time does a bondsman have to petition the court to remit the payment of the bond?
  • Three years after the judgment of the forfeiture became final
103. What are the two reasons a bondsman might get relief after final judgment?
  • Notice was not given within 30 days after the date the defendant failed to appear
  • Other extraordinary circumstances exist for which the court would allow relief
104. Within the three years after final judgment, how many motions to remit the bond are allowed?
  • One
105. Why would a bondsman be required to pay a bond, even though one or more of the seven reasons to set aside the forfeiture had been met within the allowed time?
  • The defendant had already failed to appear twice in the same case before the bond was signed
106. What reasons would the court order monetary sanctions for filing a forfeiture motion?
  • Not signing the motion
  • Not attaching required documents to the motion
  • Filing fraudulent motions or documents
107. What would the court order as sanction for not signing the forfeiture motion?
  • 25% of the face amount of the bond
108. What would the court order as sanction for not attaching required documents to the forfeiture motion?
  • 50% of the face amount of the bond
109. What would the court order as sanction for filing a fraudulent forfeiture motion?
  • 100% of the face amount of the bond
110. What other actions could the court take for filing a fraudulent forfeiture motion?
  • Criminal prosecution
111. What U.S. Supreme Court ruling provides authority for the bail bond industry?
  • Taylor vs Taintor
112. For what purpose can a bondsman arrest a defendant?
  • For the purpose of surrender
113. Before forfeiture of a bond, what two places can a bondsman surrender the defendant?
  • To the sheriff of the county where the defendant was bonded to appear
  • To the sheriff of the county where the defendant wasbonded (from)
114. How long does a bondsman have to return the full premium if the principal is surrendered?
  • 72 hours
115. What are the seven reasons a defendant can be surrendered without return of the bond premium?
  • Fails to pay the premium or premium payment
  • Changes address without notifying surety of change
  • Physically hide from surety
  • Leaves the State without permission of surety
  • Violates any order of the court
  • Fails to disclose or provides false information regarding court matters
  • Provides incorrect or false personal identification information
116. After forfeiture of a bond, where can the bondsman surrender the principal?
  • To the sheriff of the county where the defendant was bonded to appear
  • To the sheriff of the county where the defendant was bonded (from)
  • To the sheriff of any county where the defendant is incarcerated
117. What is the procedure for surrender of the principal by the bondsman?
  • Provide the sheriff (jail) with a copy of the bond / forfeiture / release order
  • Receive a signed copy of the surrender from the sheriff (jail)
118. What should a bondsman do upon going to a residence on a bail bond matters?
  • Knock and Announce
119. Does a bail bond license entitle a bondsman or runner to carry a concealed firearm?
  • NO
120. When can the Commissioner visit and examine a licensee’s bail bond records?
  • Anytime
121. What shall be provided to the Commissioner upon examination of the licensee?
  • Free access to all bail bond records
122. Why are insurance companies or agencies not issued a bail bond license?
  • A bail bond license is issued only to an individual natural person
123. Under what circumstances can a bondsman hire an unlicensed person?
  • For only normal office duties
124. How many months of supervision must a first year licensee complete?
  • Twelve
125. How many months of uninterrupted supervision must a first year licensee complete?
  • Six
126. How many supervising bondsmen can a first year licensee work for?
  • One (one at a time)
127. Who notifies the Commissioner when the 1st yr licensee completes the 12 month supervision?
  • The first year licensee’s supervising bondsman
128. How long must a new licensee be licensed before becoming a supervising bondsman?
  • 2 years
129. What are two reasons a person applying for a license would not be considered a new licensee?
  • The person was previously licensed for a period of 18 consecutive months
  • The person was not unlicensed for more than 3 years
130. When is the licensee required to carry the picture identification card issued by the Commissioner?
  • At all time when doing bail bond business
131. When must a licensee return the picture identification card if his or her license is terminated?
  • Within 10 working days after termination
132. What is the expiration of a bail bond license?
  • There is no expiration. The license is good until suspended or revoked
133. What three things keep a bondsman or runner’s license in force?
  • Payment of the renewal fee
  • Completion of the annual continuing education class (3 hours)
  • No violations
134. What is the Commissioner not required to do even though the licensee meets the license renewal requirements each biennial year?
  • Print new licenses
135. What is the renewal fee for a runner?
  • One hundred twenty ($120)
136. What is the renewal fee for a professional or surety bondsman?
  • Two hundred dollars ($200)
137. Regardless of which month a person is licensed, when is the license to be renewed?
  • July 1 of each even year
138. What are the requirements for license renewal in even-numbered years?
  • Proof that the applicant is a resident of this State
  • Proof that the applicant meets the qualifications
  • Current residential address
  • Notice of criminal convictions
  • License renewal fee
139. What are the requirements for license renewal in every other even-numbered years?
  • Proof that the applicant is a resident of this State
  • Proof that the applicant meets the qualifications
  • Current residential address
  • Notice of criminal convictions
  • License Renewal fee
  • Fingerprints
  • Criminal record check fee
140. What reasons exempt a bondsman or runner from continuing education requirement?
  • 65 years of age or older and licensed as a bondsman or runner for 15 years
141. If a bondsman fails to take the last C.E. class, what must he do?
  • Start over
142. What happens to the license of a person who fails to comply with the continuing education requirement?
  • The license shall lapse
143. Where are all bail bond licenses, powers of appointment, and powers of attorney registered?
  • In the statewide Electronic Bondsmen Registry
144. Where can a bondsman or runner write bonds after being registered in the Registry?
  • All counties in N.C.
145. How many professional bondsmen can a runner work for at one time?
  • One
146. Who can hold dual licenses?
  • Professional bondsman
  • Runner
  • Surety bondsman
147. If the Commissioner denies an application or a license, how long does the applicant or licensee have to write demanding a review?
  • Within 30 days after service of notice from the Commissioner
148. If an applicant disagrees with the review of the Commissioner, how long does he or she have to write demanding a hearing?
  • Within 30 days after service of notice from the Commissioner as to the review
149. How soon must a licensee notify the Commissioner after a change of address?
  • Within 10 working days
150. What will happen if a licensee fails to notify the Commissioner of a change of address?
  • The licensee shall pay an administrative fee of $50
151. When the Commissioner mails a letter to the licensee’s address of record, when is the mailing considered complete?
  • Four days after mailing
152. What types of offenses for which a licensee is convicted shall be reported to the Commissioner?
  • Any crime or offense other than a motor vehicle infraction
153. How soon must a licensee notify the Commissioner of a conviction of a crime or offense?
  • Within 10 days after the conviction
154. How soon is a bondsman, who discontinues writing bail bonds, required to return his or her license to the Commissioner?
  • Thirty days
155. What four things is a bondman prohibited from doing in regards to an attorney?
  • Pay a fee or rebate or give anything of value to an attorney except in the defense on a bond
  • Participate in the capacity of an attorney of one on whose bond he is surety
  • Suggest or advise the name of an attorney to the principal
  • Require that the principal use a specified attorney
156. What are the four places a bondsman is prohibited from soliciting business?
  • Courts
  • Premises of the courts
  • Office of any magistrate
  • Any place prisoners are confined
157. What two places is loitering considered prima facie evidence of soliciting?
  • Office of any magistrate
  • Any place prisoners are confined
  • (Any place soliciting is prohibited)
158. What two things are prohibited as to a bondsman or runner’s actions regarding law enforcement?
  • Shall not impersonate a law enforcement officer
  • Shall not represent connection with an agency of the local, state, or federal government
159. What is a surety bondsman, desiring an appointment with a new insurer, required to submit to the Commissioner?
  • An affidavit signed under oath by the surety bondsman and any former insurer
160. What must the surety bondsman’s affidavit state?
  • The surety bondsman does not owe any premium or unsatisfied judgment to the former insurer
  • The surety bondsman agrees to discharge all outstanding forfeitures and judgments on bonds previously written with the former insurer
161. “Who” is the former insurer to give notice if the surety bondsman fails to abide by the affidavit?
  • The appointing insurer, the surety bondsman, and the Commissioner
162. How soon must the former insurer submit notice with the supporting documents to the appointing insurer, surety bondsman, and Commissioner?
  • Within thirty days after the former insurer has received the affidavit from the surety bondsman
163. Upon notice from the former insurer, what is the appointing insurer required to do?
  • Cancel the surety bondsman’s appointment
164. Upon notice from the former insurer, what action may the appointing insurer and surety bondsman take?
  • Appeal to the Commissioner within 10 days after receiving the notice
165. What is the minimum security deposit to be licensed as a professional bondsman?
  • $15,000
166. What amount of outstanding (pending) bonds can be written on professional bondsman’s security deposit?
  • Twelve times (12X) the amount of the security deposit
167. What is the single largest bond a professional bondsman or his runner can write?
  • (1/4) one forth of the professional bondsman’s security deposit
168. What is the most a professional bondsman or his runner can write on a single person?
  • (1/4) one forth of the professional bondsman’s security deposit
169. What two rules limit the amount of bonds written by a professional bondsman?
  • (1/4) rule and (12X) rule
170. Where is the professional bondsman’s security deposit held?
  • A master trust bank.
171. After the first $5,000, what other securities may the professional bondsman deposit to his security deposit?
  • Stocks or bonds
172. What value will the Commissioner allow for stocks or bonds deposited to the professional bondsman’s security deposit?
  • 80 percent of the fair market value of bonds
  • 60 percent of the fair market value of stocks
173. What authorization must a professional bondsman provide to the Commissioner if stocks or bonds are used as security deposit?
  • An irrevocable stock or bond power
174. When will the Commissioner refund part of the professional bondsman’s security deposit?
  • When the Commissioner is satisfied the security deposit is in excess of the amount required to be maintained
175. When will the Commissioner refund all of the professional bondsman’s security deposit?
  • When the Commissioner is satisfied that the bondsman has satisfied, or satisfactory arrangements have been made to satisfy all the bondsman’s bail bond obligations
176. Whatauthorization must a professional bondsman provide with his security deposit to the Commissioner?
  • Power of attorney
177. What will the Commissioner send to the professional bondsman if his security deposit falls below the required level?
  • A notice of deficiency
178. What must a professional bondsman do if he or she receives a notice of deficiency?
  • Deposit the securities necessary to bring the security deposit up to the required level
179. In what way are surety bondsmen limited in writing bonds?
  • Amount of the largest “power” in his or her possession
  • Expiration date on the “power”
  • Policies that allow only one surety bondsman per bond
180. What are the three ways a “secured” bond can be posted?
  • Cash
  • Property
  • Bail bondsman
181. In what way can a “cash” bond be posted?
  • In Cash
  • By a surety bondsman, professional bondsman, or runner
182. In what way can a “cash bond for child support” be posted?
  • Cash only
183. What two reports are required of a professional bondsman?
  • Daily bail bond register
  • Monthly Report
184. What is a daily bail bond register?
  • A daily listing of all bonds written for a particular month by a professional bondsman
185. What is a monthly report?
  • A listing of all the bail bonds for which the professional bondsman is still liable
186. When must a monthly report be filed with the Commissioner?
  • On or before the 15th of each month
187. What will a bondsman be guilty of if he or she falsifies a monthly report?
  • Class I felony
188. In what manner must the bonds be listed on the professional bondsman’s monthly report?
  • Alphabetically
189. How long must bail bond records be kept?
  • Three years after the final entry
190. What two types of bonds is a bondsman not allowed to sign?
  • Cash bonds for child support
  • Blank bail bonds
191. What two bail bond violations in Chapter 58 Article 71 are considered Class I felonies?
  • Falsifying a monthly report
  • Failing to return collateral exceeding $1,500
192. What could a bondsman be charged with for misuse of the AOC criminal information system?
  • Class H felony
193. Except as otherwise provided, what would a person who violates any of the provisions of Chapter 58 Article 71 be guilty of?
  • Class 1 misdemeanor
194. A secured bail bond can be posted by cash, property, or a licensed bail bondsman. When can these different types of bail be substituted one for the other?
  • At any time before a breach (forfeiture)