Upcoming Pre-Licensing Classes

ALBU offers pre-licensing courses throughout the year. The course takes place over 8 hours on a single day. Registration is $275 when pre-registering, or $300 when registering on-site.
June 1, 2020
Holiday Inn North, Lafayette, LA
July 20, 2020
Embassy Suites, Baton Rouge, LA


September 14, 2020
Hilton Garden Inn, Shreveport, LA    


November 9, 2020

Holiday Inn North, Lafayette, LA    


Notes on Pre-Licensing Classes
In order to become an authorized bail agent in the state of Louisiana, you must complete an 8-hour Pre-Licensing course. You must also complete an Apprenticeship by working with a bail agent for 3 consecutive months part-time (24 hours per week). Bail Agents may not be convicted felons.

The fee for this Pre-Licensing course ($275) does not include the License Fee and the Exam Fee. Those fees are paid separately to the examination company. Certificates from the Pre-Licensing Class are valid for 364 days from the date of the class. We are not responsible for lost certificates. 

DO NOT schedule your exam until after you have taken the Pre-Licensing course, received the certificate, and completed your apprenticeship requirements.  

You must pre-register for Pre-Licensing Classes. In order to register, you can either register online or complete & return the Pre-Licensing Registration Form to the ALBU office. In order to receive a certificate on the day of the class, your registration must be received by ALBU (either online or via mail) five days prior to the class. 

When attending the class, if you leave early for any reason, you will not receive your certificate, and you will not receive a refund for your class. If you are late for the class, you will be required to attend the next scheduled Pre-Licensing course to make up the time you missed.

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