CT Bail Enforcement Agent Courses (2)

HF LearnSafety Firearms and Training Center offers two courses for Connecticut Bail Enforcement professionals.

  • Criminal Justice Course for Fugitive Recovery BEA Certification
  • CT Bail Enforcement Agent "Firearms Gold Card - Class 2 Endorsement
    & Annual Re-qualification Certification

BEA Criminal Justice Course for Fugitive Recovery Agent Certification 

Group Classes 
      
- June 20, Tuesday 
- July 12, Wednesday
- August 16, Wednesday
- September 19, Tuesday

Also held any day of the week when you want it. Just call 1-203-947-4327.

Classes begin at 8:30 am.

A Fugitive Recovery Agent tracks down people or property as a representative of financial institutions and bail bondsmen. Recovery or Bail Enforcement. In CT, Agents need to complete a training course and receive a license before they can practice in a given area. 

Some have backgrounds in law enforcement, while others do not. This work can be challenging and potentially dangerous. Employment opportunities abound for those interested in becoming a licensed bail enforcement agent or bondsman in Connecticut. 

Our twenty-hour course, as mandated by CGS 29-152f, covers a number of topics to prepare you with the education and knowledge needed to perform your duties safely and successfully. 

Our instructor is a CT Police Academy instructor authorized by the CT State Police to certify you in this program.

This 20-hour Bail Enforcement Criminal Justice pre-requisite class approved by the CT State Police is the course needed to apply for your Bail Enforcement Agent license. 

This class covers:

  • Use of force state statutes and case law
  • Laws of arrest
  • Search and Seizure
  • Constitutional Laws / Criminal Justice System

Following the successful completion of this class, you may apply to the through the CT State Police for Bail Enforcement Agent license to become a Fugitive Recovery Agent aka "Bounty Hunter." Bail Enforcement Agents can track down people who have failed to appear in court after paying bail. Such people are said to be “skipping” bail. 

When bail has been paid by a bail agent on behalf of the accused, the bail agent may hire a recovery agent to bring the fugitive to justice. While bail bondsmen do require collateral to issue loans, sometimes the full loan is not recoverable and the bail agent has an interest in getting the money back. Recovery or bail enforcement agents must be able to effectively track people so they can be safely apprehended and brought to court. 

In addition to tracking skills, recovery agents can also benefit from networking abilities that allow them to access information used in tracking down people and property. This work also requires good observational skills and alertness, as recovery agents need to be able to act quickly in dangerous situations. Failure to recognize a danger can result in injury to the recovery agent or to bystanders in the area. Some recovery agents work on their own, while others work for agencies. Typically, they are paid a percentage of the total funds recovered. The work often does not include expenses and as a result, recovery agents are sometimes in a position to take a loss on a particular job. 

Working for an agency can provide a steady supply of work, as well as benefits, such as use of a company car, but agents employed by agencies also make less per job and this must be balanced when weighing employment options. 

  • Course tuition $270. Includes all training materials and book, and certificate of completion.
  • Pre-registration and advance payment is required. 

To Register for Classes:

BEA Firearms Course (The CT Gold Card)
CT Pistol Permit Endorsement Class 2

Group Classes for Handguns     

- June 20, Tuesday ( 2 seats available) 
- July 7, Friday
- July 17, Monday
- July 28, Friday  
- August 7, Monday
- September 15, Friday

Also held any day of the week when you want it. Just call.

Any professional bondsmen licensed under Chapter 533, surety bail bond agent licensed under chapter 700f, or bail enforcement agent licensed under sections 29-152f to 29-152i, inclusive, that desires to carry a pistol, revolver or other firearm while engaging in the business of a professional bondsmen, surety bail bond agent or bail enforcement agent, as the case may be, or while traveling to or from such business, must first obtain a special permit from the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection. You must provide proof of satisfaction to the Commissioner of Emergency Services And Public Protection that you have successfully completed a BEA firearm safety course, approved by the State Police. The course involves classroom training in safety and use of firearms and range qualification. 

All BEA applicants must have a Connecticut State pistol permit prior to applying for the special BEA gun permit. You will qualify after successful completion of the BEA Firearms Class. HF LearnSafety LLC also provides the required NRA Basic Safety Class for those seeking to obtain their CT pistol license.

  • Course tuition $280. Includes all training materials and book, range time, target, eye glasses, headset use and certificate of completion.  
  • Pre-registration and advance payment is required. 

To Register for Classes:

Annual Firearm Qualification for CT Bail Enforcement Agents 

  • Cost: $165. includes outdoor range fee. 
  • Classes are conducted On Demand and scheduled on web site. Call 203-947-4327.

More Information and resources: CT Rules and Regulations

http://www.ct.gov/despp/cwp/view.asp?a=4213&q=494604

Connecticut General Statute 29-152f, requires that any person that wants to engage in the business as a bail enforcement agent (bounty hunter) must first obtain a professional license from the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection. C.G.S. 29-152e states that “No person shall, as surety on a bond in a criminal proceeding or as an agent of such surety, engage in the business of taking or attempting to take into custody the principal on the bond who has failed to appear in court and for whom a re-arrest warrant or capias has been issued pursuant to Section 54-65a of the general statutes unless such person is licensed as a professional bondsmen under chapter 533 of the general statutes, a surety bail bond agent under chapter 700f of the general statutes, or a bail enforcement agent under Sections 29-152f to 29-152i, inclusive.

Connecticut General Statute 29-152m requires that any professional bondsmen licensed under Chapter 533, surety bail bond agent licensed under chapter 700f, or bail enforcement agent licensed under sections 29-152f to 29-152i, inclusive, that desires to carry a pistol, revolver or other firearm while engaging in the business of a professional bondsmen, surety bail bond agent or bail enforcement agent, as the case may be, or while traveling to or from such business, must first obtain a special permit from the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection. The permit is issued in accordance with subsection (b) of 29-152m. The permit is in addition to the permit requirements imposed under C.G.S. sec. 29-28.

Applicants for a permit must complete a course of instruction approved by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection. The course is offered by private instructors and involves classroom training in safety and use of firearms and range qualification. Upon completion of the course, the firearm instructor signs off on the reverse side of the application form. The application form is then submitted to the Special Licensing and Firearms Unit. A $62.00 application fee is charged for issuance of the permit. The permit is good for 5 years unless suspended or revoked, and runs parallel with the expiration date of the Connecticut State Pistol Permit.



HF LearnSafety Cancellation Policy: No refunds are available. If you are unable to attend a pre-registered class, you may reschedule by contacting us no later than three days prior to the class date. You may only reschedule once and must take the rescheduled class within a two-month period. Class registration is transferable to another person.