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The process for becoming a bail bondsman varies state by state. In Georgia, you must go through a certain set of steps. Here's how to become a bail bondsman in Georgia.
Contact the Georgia Department of Insurance. You must be 18 years of age with a clean criminal background before becoming a bail bondsman in Georgia.
Fill out the required forms. You may be required to take a college-level course in criminal justice in some counties.
Apply for approval with the county sheriff. You must have the approval of county law enforcement to practice in Georgia.
Provide all necessary identification and have all paperwork notarized.
Work under another established bail bondsman. While this is not absolutely necessary, the bail-bondsman business can be difficult to break into, so working with an established veteran can ease your way into courthouses and police precincts.
It can take a lot of money to start your own company. Make sure that you have plenty of capital before you start.
- It can take a lot of money to start your own company. Make sure that you have plenty of capital before you start.
Kari Livingston has been a freelance writer since 2007 with work appearing on various websites. She was also a special correspondent for the Log Cabin Democrat, an award-winning newspaper in Central Arkansas.