PBUS Education Message


PBUS initiated the national Certified Bail Agent™ (CBA™) program in 1987; it is the first and the only national certification program especially designed for bail agents.  The program aims to offer basic industry education to bail agents across the nation, with a long-term goal of providing a structured professional atmosphere where bail agents can increase and update their knowledge of federal and state bail regulations.  An additional goal is to demonstrate to the courts, law enforcement personnel and the public that education and professionalism is essential in the bail industry. 

Please note: you must be a member in good standing for two years before being awarded the CBA certification.

Upon completion of taking all six CBA courses and passing the class test at the Testing Center, each graduate of the program is eligible to use the CBA designation as well as purchase a plaque to be awarded to them in front of their peers.

As a Certified Bail Agent and the chairperson for the Education Committee, I invite you to explore the PBUS National Certification Program and find out why you need to take advantage of the CBA program. 

The Master Certified Bail Agent Program (MCBA) is available after an individual has received their CBA certification. Please note: individuals must have been a member in good standing for five years to seek this certification. They also must have had a bail license for the last ten years. Those interested in this certification must attend an orientation session where an application will be provided; once the application is completed, a $200 application fee will apply to review and approve the application.

Marc Oudin, MCBA


All CBA classes are now taken on-line with each class test taken at the Testing Center held at the winter conference and mid-year meeting.  Verification of test passage is required by the instructor of the Testing Center.