No, you will be issued a temporary licensure letter affording you thirty days to submit the power of attorney to the Department. This licensure letter does not authorize you to bond.
Licensed bail bondsmen are exempt from the bail enforcement law and do not need to obtain a bail enforcement license in order to provide bail recovery.
No. You can begin the licensure process and take training without previously being a bail bondsman.
Yes. All individuals must take the entry-level training to become licensed.
They are valid for 24 months. Licenses must be renewed prior to licensure expiration to include completion of in-service training.
No. Persons who carry or have access to a firearm while on duty must have a firearm endorsement as described under 6 VAC 20-250-90 of the Regulations. If carrying a concealed handgun, the person must also have a valid concealed handgun permit, and the written permission of his employer pursuant to §18.2-308 of the Code of Virginia.
Persons who have been convicted of a felony within the Commonwealth, any other state, or the United States, who have not been pardoned, or whose civil rights have not been restored.
No provision was included in the law to provide training exemptions under the new licensure requirements.