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Becoming a "Bounty Hunter" in Utah

Becoming a Bail Enforcement / Bail Recovery agent in the state of Utah is not difficult when you know what to expect.  In this post Reata Holt from Fox Force Bail Recovery and one of Bad Boys Bail Bonds agents covers what to expect.

Are you in Utah? Have you looked around and seen a thousand sites about how to become a “bounty hunter”?  Are you turned off?  Yeah me too!!

Some basic knowledge to get you started, here in Utah, the legal terms are Bail Enforcement Agent, Bail Recovery Agent and Bail Recovery Apprentice, each of these are different and thus have differing specific requirements. 

In order to get your license there are four main things, in addition to the specifics mentioned above, you will need to consider:

  • First, are you 21 years old and a legal citizen or legal resident of these United States of America?
  • Second, can you pass a background check? Yes? Good! No? Can you get your record expunged? If so, do so first.
  • Third, you will be required to complete a Bail Enforcement Training course.  The class is typically conducted over a two day period - eight hours each day. (See below for additional information)
  • Fourth, you will need to find a Bail Enforcement Agent willing to sponsor you during your time as a Bail Recovery Apprentice.

Bail Enforcement Training

Here in Utah there are only five authorized organizations that offer the Bail Enforcement Training - Click Here to See the List - (Note, in the interest of full disclosure, I am the owner of one of the five companies - Fox Force LLC! Apologies for the shameless plug). Anyhow, these classes are generally held once every three months, not very often I know, and this is the reason:

Once you have completed the Bail Enforcement Training course, you will submit your certificate of completion along with your application to the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification for consideration at the next board meeting (yes there is a board) and this board meets once every 3 months. Therefore, the classes are typically offered to coincide with the board meetings. 

If you make it through your first two years on the job and you want to continue (I say IF because most people don’t) then it is time to renew or upgrade your license and you will need to get a $10,000.00 surety bond. This is fairly easy to get, and the cost depends entirely on your credit standing.  I have seen them go for as little as $100.00 and as much as $1,800.00.

I hope this has helped you in your search for answers. If you have any additional questions please don't hesitate to contact Fox Force LLC at 801.332.9111 or send me an email to

Reata Holt

Stay safe! Play well!

Larry Nowak

Larry Nowak is the President of Bad Boys Bail Bonds in Salt Lake City, UT. He and his agents take pride in ensuring that nobody spends more time in jail than absolutely necessary.
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