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Pre-licensing Educational Requirements

59A-51-4.1. Educational requirements. (1999) Statute text

  • In order to be eligible to take the examination required to be licensed as a bail bondsman, the applicant shall complete not less than thirty clock hours of formal classroom education in subjects pertinent to the duties and responsibilities of a bail bondsman, including ethics and all laws and rules related to the bail bond business. In addition, the applicant shall complete one hundred twenty hours of on-the-job training under the direct supervision of a sponsoring bail bondsman who shall certify in writing that he has taught the applicant the subjects pertinent to the duties and responsibilities of a bail bondsman, including ethics and all laws and rules related to the bail bond business, and that the applicant is prepared to take the examination. The scope of the examination shall be as broad as the bail bond business.
  • Instead of the education requirement in Subsection A of this section, an applicant may become eligible to take the examination required to be licensed as a bail bondsman by apprenticing for a minimum of six months with a sponsoring bail bondsman. The sponsoring bail bondsman shall certify in writing that he has taught the applicant the subjects pertinent to the duties and responsibilities of a bail bondsman, including ethics and all laws and rules related to the bail bond business, and that the applicant is prepared to take the examination. The scope of the examination shall be as broad as the bail bond business.
  • In order to be eligible to take the examination required to be licensed as a solicitor, each person shall complete not less than ten clock hours of formal classroom education in subjects pertinent to the duties and responsibilities of a solicitor, including ethics and all laws and rules related to the bail bond business. In addition, the applicant for a solicitor's license shall complete thirty hours of on-the-job training under the direct supervision of a sponsoring bail bondsman who shall certify in writing that he has taught the applicant the subjects pertinent to the duties and responsibilities of a solicitor, including ethics and all laws and rules related to the bail bond business, and that the applicant is prepared to take the examination. The scope of the examination shall be as broad as the bail bond business.
  • Prior to renewal of a bail bondsman's or solicitor's license, a licensee shall complete annually not less than fifteen clock hours of continuing education in subjects pertinent to the duties and responsibilities of a bail bondsman or solicitor, including ethics and all laws and rules related to the bail bond business. Such continuing education shall not include a written or oral examination.
  • A provider approved by the superintendent to offer prelicensing classroom education for bail bondsmen or continuing education classes for bail bondsmen and solicitors shall be required to offer such classes in at least two geographic areas of the state until such time as the superintendent determines that sufficient classes are available statewide.
  • It is a violation of the New Mexico Insurance Code for a person to falsely represent to the superintendent that the education requirements of this section have been complied with.
  • The superintendent shall adopt and promulgate such rules as are necessary for the effective administration of this section. Pre-Licensing Course Approval Form

13.20.2.11

NMAC Pre-licensing classroom education.

Rule Text

  • Accreditation. Any person seeking to offer formal pre-licensing classroom education courses for bail bondsmen shall be approved and accredited by the insurance education committee as provided in 13.4.7 NMAC, Continuing Education Requirements.

  • Curriculum. Once a year, at least 30 days prior to the commencement of a formal pre-licensing classroom education course, an accredited provider shall file a course curriculum with the superintendent for his approval. The course curriculum shall be based on the subjects, laws and rules cited in 13.20.2.10 NMAC, shall describe how each subject will be taught to the applicant and shall indicate the approximate amount of time to be allocated to each subject.

  • Course sites. Accredited providers shall offer formal pre-licensing classroom education courses in at least two geographic areas of the state located not less than 150 miles apart, as measured in driving distance from one course site to the other, until such time as the superintendent determines that sufficient classes are available statewide.

  • Certificate of completion. For each applicant who successfully completes the required formal pre-licensing classroom education, the accredited provider shall prepare and furnish to the applicant on the form provided by the superintendent a written certificate stating that the applicant has successfully completed the required formal pre-licensing classroom education in accordance with the approved curriculum. The provider shall specify the number of hours the applicant attended the course.
    History
    [PRCID: 1/1/2000; 11/30/01]

13.20.2.12 NMAC

Pre-licensing on-the-job training.

Rule Text

  • On-the-job training plan. Once a year, at least 30 days prior to the commencement of on-the-job training, the sponsoring bail bondsman shall file an on-the-job training plan with the superintendent for his approval. The on-the-job training plan shall be based on the subjects, laws and rules cited in 13.20.2.10 NMAC, shall describe how each subject will be taught to the applicant and shall indicate the approximate amount of time to be allocated to each subject.

  • Certificate of completion. For each applicant who successfully completes on-the-job training, the sponsoring bail bondsman shall prepare and furnish to the applicant on the form provided by the superintendent a written certificate stating that the applicant has successfully completed on-the-job training in accordance with the approved on-the-job training plan.
    History
    [PRCID: 1/1/2000; 11/30/01].

13.20.2.13 NMAC

Pre-licensing apprenticeship training for bail bondsmen.

Rule Text

  • Apprenticeship plan. Once a year, at least 30 days prior to the commencement of an apprenticeship, the sponsoring bail bondsman shall file an apprenticeship plan with the superintendent for his approval. The apprenticeship plan shall be based on the subjects, laws and rules cited in 13.20.2.10 NMAC, shall describe how each subject will be taught to the applicant and shall indicate the approximate amount of time to be allocated to each subject.

  • Certificate of completion. For each applicant for a bail bondsman's license who successfully completes an apprenticeship, the sponsoring bail bondsman shall prepare and furnish to the applicant on the form provided by the superintendent a written certificate stating that the applicant has successfully completed the six-month apprenticeship in accordance with the approved apprenticeship plan.
    History
    [PRCID: 1/1/2000; 11/30/01].

Address Information

  • Mailing Address:
    Producer Licensing Bureau,
    PO Box 1689,
    Santa Fe, NM 87504

  • Overnight Deliveries:
    Producer Licensing Bureau,
    1120 Paseo de Peralta, RM 331
    Santa Fe, NM 87501

    Email & Phone:
    agents.licensing@state.nm.us
    Phone:505-827-4349