North Carolina Bail Agents Association


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.

COVID Update: NCBAA is hosting the Pre-Licensing Course, which is the 2 day class required for applicants to obtain an NC Bail Bonding License. All PLE class are listed below along with the online registration. Due to COVID, NCBAA is operating under safety guidelines, but all PLE Classes are still in-person classes. The State of North Carolina does not have an approved online or virtual PLE Class. 

Upcoming Pre-Licensing Courses

Available bail bond classes will be listed below until they are at capacity. Walk-in are WELCOME if the class is still listed the night before the scheduled start date. Walk-in candidates must arrive by 8:45 am.

July 24-25,  2021 – High Point, NC – NCBAA Office, NCBAA Office


July 31-August 1,  2021 – High Point, NC – NCBAA Office


August  7-8, 2021– Raleigh, NC – Courtyard Raleigh Crabtree Valley Hotel

3908 Arrow Dr., Raleigh, NC 27612


August 14-15, 2021 – Concord, NC – Comfort Suite Concord Mills

7800 Gateway Ln., NW, Concord, NC 28027


August 21-22,  2021 – High Point, NC – NCBAA Office, NCBAA Office


August 28-29,  2021 – High Point, NC – NCBAA Office, NCBAA Office


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

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.                                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. 

** 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.

Question: How to become a Bounty Hunter in North Carolina?

Answer: Bounty Hunting in itself is not legal in North Carolina. In order to preform or engage in duties related to the recovery of fugitives or other bail bonding activities, individuals must obtain a bail bonding license, issued by the North Carolina Department of Insurance. Once licensed, duties can vary for licensed bail bondsmen. Some licensed agents preform only duties related to the apprehension of fugitives while others also authorize and sign bail bonds. The term bounty hunting is actually not used in North Carolina. Bail bondsmen and their companies complete all aspects of pretrial services from the signing of bonds to the recovery of defendants.

COVID-19: Important Changes for the Bail Bond Industry

ATTENTION: PLE classes have resumed but under temporary guidelines to ensure the safety of bondsmen and applicants. Until further notice, all NCBAA Classes will operate under the following guidelines: Classes will operate at a 50% Capacity. Students will be separated 6 foot apart. Classrooms will be disinfected regularly. Hand washing stations & hand sanitizer will be provided. NCBAA will have facemask available for student if they wish to wear them. Students who have any COVID-19 symptoms are not allowed to attend any class. Classes will be listed online until they reach capacity. Please visit the Prelicensing tab to register for a PLE Class.