How to get your license: Bail bond agent


All bail bond agents must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be a United States citizen or resident alien.
  • Be employed by, or have an employment offer from, a licensed bail bond agency.
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 10 years that directly relate to the ability to perform the duties of a bail bond agent or that hinder public safety.
  • Complete the training requirements.
  • Pass a written exam or have 12 hours of prelicense training as described in WAC 308-19-300.

How to apply

To apply for a bail bond agent license, send us all of the following:

  • A completed Bail Bond Agent License Application.
  • A check or money order for the application fee (payable to the Department of Licensing).
  • Your surety insurance license information.
  • The name of the company you’re affiliated with.
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