(a) The Tennessee Association of Professional Bail Agents shall provide all continuing education courses, and shall issue certificates of compliance to certify attendance of the agents to the clerks of the courts. The certificates shall be prepared and delivered to all agents who have completed the requirements by December 15 of the year before filing is required. In no event shall a certificate be issued to an agent who has not completed the attendance requirements for that calendar year.
Terms Used In Tennessee Code 40-11-404
Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
(b) The Tennessee Association of Professional Bail Agents shall either provide or contract for a minimum of eight (8) hours of continuing education classes to be held on a regular basis in each of the grand divisions and may provide additional classes as necessary. The association is authorized to subcontract with any of its subassociations for classes. A schedule of these classes shall be provided to all agents. The association may not charge more than two hundred forty dollars ($240) annually for the eight (8) hours of continuing education, and the cost of any course with less than eight (8) hours shall be prorated.(c) The fee charged for attending continuing education classes shall not be increased or decreased based upon a person’s membership or lack of membership in the Tennessee Association of Professional Bail Agents.