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Today, February 7th, 2013, DOI sent emailed invitations to all licensed bondsmen for a “Bail Bondsmen Industry Day” At NCBAA’s request, DOI contacted Pearson Vue to see if training could be set up to explain the new licensee application portal and to answer questions surrounding the on-line license renewal process. This link will take you to the invitation Bail Bond Industry Meeting and you may click here for the sign up portal. All interested persons should be signed up by February 22, 2013
On December 18, 2012, the new Electronic Application process went into effect.
The North Carolina License Management System (NCLMS) is now ready to accept electronic applications for initial or additional bail bond licenses. All applicants for a bail bond license must now complete an electronic application through NCLMS. The electronic application has been designed to increase the efficiency and speed of the licensing process for bail bond applicants.
There is a new Bail Bond Candidate Guide posted on the website in the following location:
The new electronic application can be accessed by going directly to the North Carolina License Management System on the Department’s website www.ncdoi.com under Online Services for Bail Bondsmen:
Initial Bail Bond License FAQS have been posted on Department’s website and under Newsroom/DOI News on this site:
You can also get answers to your questions about the new process by contacting the North Carolina Licensing Office of Pearson VUE directly for assistance:
PHONE (Toll Free): 866-265-6329
o E-MAIL: NorthCarolinaLicensingOffice@pearson.com
o US MAIL:
NC Licensing Office of Pearson VUE
PO Box 14209
Raleigh, NC 27620
o FAX: 919-313-4706
The applicant will still need a Supervising agent for one year and be required to take a Pre-licensing Class and meet the following minimum qualifications in accordance with North Carolina General Statute §58-71-50:
1. You must be a resident of the state of North Carolina for at least six
consecutive months before making application for a bail bondsman and/or
bail bond runner license.
2. You must be at least 18 years of age.
3. Have obtained a high school diploma or its equivalent
4. Have knowledge, training, or experience of sufficient duration and extent to
provide the competence necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of a licensee.
5. Have no outstanding bail bond obligations.
6. Have no current or prior violations of Article 71 of Chapter 58 of the North
Carolina General Statutes or of Article 26 of Chapter 15A of the North
Carolina General Statutes.
7. Not have been in any manner disqualified under North Carolina law or any
other state to engage in the bail bond business.
8. Hold a valid and current North Carolina driver’s license or valid North
Carolina identification card issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles.
Persons prohibited from being licensed as a Bail Bondsman and/or Bail Bond Runner:
Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute §NCGS 58-71-105, the following do
not meet the licensing qualifications:
• Sheriff, deputy sheriff, other law enforcement officer, judicial official, attorney,
parole officer, probation officer, jailer, assistance jailer, employee of the General
Court of Justice, nor any other public employee assigned to duties relating to
the administration of the criminal justice, nor the spouse of any such person.
Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute §NCGS 58-71-80 (b), the following
does not meet the licensing qualifications:
• A person who is or has ever been convicted of a felony.
Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute §NCGS 58-71-80 (b2), the following
does not meet the licensing qualifications:
• A person who has ever been convicted of a misdemeanor drug violation within
the previous 24 months.
Deputy Commissioner Etta Maynard retired effective April 30th. Rebecca Shigley has been appointed to this position for Agent Services Division. The Electronic Fingerprint Submission Release of Information Form signed by Assistant Deputy Commissioner Teresa Knowles will be accepted until further notice. SBI has been asked to notify Live Scan so that there will be no problems for licensees or new applicants. Following is a link to the new application with the Electronic Fingerprint Submission form signed by Teresa Knowles. Live Scan Fingerprint Document
NEW ELECTRONIC APPLICATION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
NEW LICENSE RENEWAL PROCEDURE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FROM DOI WEBSITE CONCERNING EMAIL ADDRESS REQUIREMENTS.
OFFICE DUTIES – UNLICENSED EMPLOYEE
There have been many questions as to what constitutes the office duties that an unlicensed person can preform in a Bail Bond Office. In order to more clearly define “normal office duties”, DOI has issued the following policy statement regarding this issue. The following document was taken from the DOI website on 2-28-11-Office duties unlicensed employee of a bail bondsman
VETERANS MAY BE REIMBURSED FOR LICENSE EXAM COST
To read the article from the Wake Weekly click here Wake Weekly – Veterans Reimbursement Article