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.  

Upon completion of all six CBA courses and passing the class test, each graduate of the program will receive a plaque and is eligible to use the CBA designation. 

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 with PBUS for five years and have been a licensed bail agent for five years to seek this certification. Those interested in this certification should can obtain the application from the website; a $100 application fee will apply to review and approve the application.

Marc Oudin, MCBA™


All CBA classes are provided on-line with each class test sent to the PBUS office for review.