SC Code Law for Bondsmen is Title 38, Chapter 53.


Initial Application

  • You will need to complete a 30-hour Pre-Licensing Course for Bail Bondsmen. Please contact one of the sponsors to find the locations and times for the classes.
  • Pass the Bondsman test. You may set that up through PSI
  • Once the passing test score has been uploaded to our system, you will need to apply on NIPR for a new license.
  • Contact IdentoGo to get your fingerprints taken. They will be sent to SLED and the FBI.
  • Complete this Additional Questionnaire and email to Specialty Licensing. 

Renewal Application

Renewal Period: June 1 - June 30 annually
Here is a Navigation tool for applying through NIPR.

You must complete 8 hours Continuing Education and your fingerprints received by the Department by May 15th of every year. If this is not completed, you will not be able to apply for the renewal on NIPR

Miscellaneous Forms

Insurance Company

This is a list of insurance companies that underwrite bail bonds in the state of South Carolina.