Qualifications for a CT Bail Enforcement Agent License (Bounty Hunter)
The license requirements are set forth in C.G.S. 29-152f. Applicants must submit an application detailing their name, age, date and place of birth, residence and occupation. The applicant must also disclose if they have ever been convicted of a crime. Persons convicted of a felony or any one of 11 misdemeanor charges detailed in the statute are ineligible to obtain a license. All applicants are required to complete a 20 hour training course prior to obtaining a license. The training is provided by private instructors that teach an approved curriculum. JFM Associates, LLC offers both the 20 Hour Criminal Justice and 16 Hour Firearms Certification Courses. Book Your Class Today
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The fingerprints and photographs of the applicant are also collected. A detailed background investigation is conducted to determine the suitability of the applicant. The background investigation includes an in person interview. A person vested with police powers is ineligible to be licensed as a bail enforcement agent. The background investigation typically takes 8 weeks to complete. A license is issued for a period of 1 year and the fee for a license is $200.00. Download a Connecticut BEA application (DPS-10-C) today
Designed for those persons seeking licensing in the State of Connecticut to apprehend persons who have eluded the Judicial process by “skipping” (failing to appear in court).
Our in-house instructor (a current Bail Enforcement Agent and Former Bail Bondsman), is one of only a few in the country that are authorized by the State to conduct all components of the course.
Meeting your State's mandatory licensing or certification requirements is only the first step to becoming a successful Bail Enforcement Agent, or, more commonly known to the public at-large, a bounty hunter.
Course content includes:
- Criminal Justice 20+ hours
- Handcuffing Training
- Entering the Trade
- Skip Tracing and Database Access
- Advertising your Services
- Equipment for the Job
- O.C. (Pepper Spray) Training
- Service Fees and Accounting
- Handcuff Techniques and Liability Issues
- Connecticut Use of Force Laws
- Report Writing and Documentation
- Federal, State, and Local Legal Issues
- Networking throughout the U.S.
- Developing sources of inside information
- Contracts with Bondsman
- Bail Bond Contracts
- Prisoner Transport and Safety
- Booking a Prisoner
- Relations with Police Agencies
- Judicial Process and Procedures
- Cross-Border Operations