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Obtain a license to carry a firearm from the Texas Department of Public Safety. Most fugitive recovery agents carry guns. This could be a lengthy process depending on where in Texas you live, so do this as soon as possible.
Obtain a license as a private investigator, armed peace officer or security officer. You need at least one of those three licenses to apply for a license to hunt bounty in Texas. Check with the Texas Department of Safety to find current information about how attain one of those licenses.
Take bounty hunter classes. Several private, certified bounty hunter training programs exist in Texas and can be found online. These programs teach you what to expect while on the job, as well as how to react to a variety of situations. You will learn about the options available to you to track down and apprehend people. You will also learn what is legal for you to do and when to call the police for help. At the end of your course, you will take a bounty hunter test. You need to earn at least a mark of 70 to be permitted to work as a bounty
hunter. This test may be administered either by the county or your new prospective employer.
Get a criminal background check. You are not allowed to work as a bounty hunter if you have any felonies on your record. You can obtain a criminal background check for free online at the Texas Department of Public Safety's website.
Contact local bail bondsmen and private investigators and ask them whether they are hiring. Before you attempt to start your own bounty hunting business, work with someone who has more experience. This paid on-the-job training is invaluable. An experienced bounty hunter can teach you how to address situations that the books in your bounty hunting class may not have addressed, and if you work with a supervisor, you will be less likely to make amateurish mistakes.
Sign a contract once you find a bail bondsman or private investigator who is interested in hiring you. Once you sign on, you will be contracted out on jobs. You are allowed to work for more than one bail bondsman or private investigator at a time, and it is a good idea to make as many contacts with employers as possible in case work slows down with one of them.