FAQ

Below are answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding our events, including Pre-Licensing and Continuing Education. 

Q:  Can I walk in and register for the Pre-Licensing class the same day as the class?
A:  Yes, but you will be charged a $25.00 late fee.  You will not receive a certificate that day.
 
Q:  What type of payment is acceptable for payment?
A:  We accept cash, check, money order, debit cards, and credit cards. If you register online, you can pay with your debit or credit card (or, request an invoice to mail a check or money order). Cash is only accepted on-site; do not mail cash. All forms of payment are accepted on-site.
 
Q:  What is the deadline for the pre-registration?
A:  Typically, we like all registrations to be in the office at least five (5) days in advance of the class.
 
Q:  If I pre-register for the class, will I receive my certificate the day of the class?
A:  Yes, unless you pay with a check.  All checks must clear the bank before any certificate is issued.  This usually takes 10 business days!
 
Q:  Are all classes confirmed?
A:  The association has a policy of never canceling classes.  We will hold the class except in a dire emergency, i.e. a hurricane or other natural disaster.
 
Q:  What happens if I lose my certificate?
A:  We will gladly issue another one to you after your presence is confirmed in the class.  The cost will be $25.00.
 
Q:  Are the bail recovery license and the bail agent license one in the same?
A:  Yes, the Louisiana Department of Insurance issues a Bail Bond Producer license.  This gives you the authority to do both.
 
Q:  What should I bring to class?
A:  You only need to bring a pen.  All course material is provided.
 
Q:  What happens if I am registered and paid for the class and cannot attend?
A:  The association makes every effort to accommodate all bail agents and potential bail agents.  We will try to work with you to refund your money or schedule you for another class time.
 
Q:  When are bail producer licenses renewed by the Louisiana Department of Insurance?
A:  Bail Producer licenses have to be renewed by the last day of your birth month in odd-numbered years.  The cost is $50.00, paid to the Department.  If your license lapses, the department charges an extra $50.00 in late fees.
 
Q:  How many hours of Continuing Education do I need to renew my license?
A:  All bail agents are required to complete 12 hours of continuing education every two (2) years.  You may visit the Louisiana Department of Insurance website for more information, www.ldi.la.gov.
 
Q:  How may I receive Continuing Education?
A:  The Department of Insurance allows for bail producers to complete their continuing education through Self-Study Courses.  The association can provide these courses to you. Find more info here.
 
Q:  Do these courses include an exam?
A:  Yes, at the back of each course is a multiple choice test.  You must pass the test with a 70% passing grade.  Upon completion, you will be given the appropriate amount of continuing education credits. 

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What is ALBU?

The Association of Louisiana Bail Underwriters represents bail agents and the bail profession across the state of Louisiana. To find out more about our organization, please visit here or contact the ALBU office at (225) 685-1151 or info@albula.org