California Bail Agents Association
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There are many benefits to joining our membership; CBAA membership offers Representation, Valuable Information, Resource Publications, Education, Legislative Advocacy, and much more.

There are several different types of membership, such as: Full Membership, Agency Membership, Agency-Associate Membership, Associate Membership, Honorary Membership, and Lifetime Membership.


Representation:
CBAA continues to represent its members before governmental bodies, including the California Department of Insurance (CDI), your licensing authority. Because of the diligent efforts of your CBAA Board, the laws of California are the most bail-friendly in the nation.

Valuable Information:
CBAA is a valuable source of information pertaining to the bail industry. As a member, you will have access to information that will assist you with questions pertaining to your business and profession.

Resource Publications:
CBAA News is mailed to members quarterly. Bail Resource Guide has updated annually for those taking our license renewal class. How to Operate a Bail Bond Agency by Helen Black Tapp is an effective field training manual for bail agents.

Education:
License renewal classes each year, Pre-licensing classes each year, Jail manager’s seminars, Law enforcement education, Special topic seminars, Convention Education.

Legislative Advocacy:
CBAA’s advocacy efforts have won numerous victories for Bail Agents, including:
• Requiring courts to automatically exonerate bonds when a defendant is surrendered
• Limiting the amount upon which the court can file a summary judgment for court costs
• All felony warrants to be entered into NCIC
• Allowing the release of criminal information to bail agents

Other Benefits:
• Quarterly Board meetings
• Annual Conference & Awards Dinner
• Local, statewide and national networking
• Discounted Business Services
• Annual Convention
• Advertising Opportunities


Type of Membership:

  • Full Membership– Full members are those individuals who are licensed by the authorized governmental agencies within the State of California to execute surety bail bonds for the public sector and pay 100% of the annual dues. Full members retain full voting privileges on all matters presented to the general membership of the CBAA.
  • Agency membership– Agency Membership shall consist of 2 Full Members and unlimited Agency Associate Members. The 2 voting members must meet the same qualifications as Full Members under section 3.2A.
  • Agency Associate Membership-  are employed by an Agency Member and must meet the qualifications of a Full Member under 3.2A and will have all rights and privileges of Full Members, except voting rights. An Agency Associate membership is not transferable.
  • Associate Membership- Associate Members are those individuals who are not eligible for membership pursuant to 3.2A but desire to contribute money to the Bonding Profession. Associate members do not have voting privileges but may attend all meetings.
  • Honorary Membership- Honorary Member is a person who has performed notable service for the Association or industry, may become an Honorary member of the Association. Honorary members shall be entitled to any of the privileges of membership without the payment of dues but shall not be entitled to vote or hold office. Honorary membership shall be valid until death unless suspended or revoked for good causes by unanimous vote of the Board of Directors present and voting at any regularly constituted meeting.
  • Lifetime Membership- Life Members are individuals who are licensed by the authorized governmental agencies within the State of California to execute surety bail bonds for the public sector, and either pay the dues established for life membership or are awarded one by the Board of Directors. Life members retain full voting privileges on all matters presented to the general membership of the CBAA.
  • Retired Membership- Retired Members are individuals who were or are licensed by the authorized governmental agencies within the State of California to execute surety bail bonds for the public sector, are no longer active but want to remain a viable part of the industry. Retired members have full voting privileges on all matters presented to the general membership of the CBAA.

 

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