California Employment Counseling Bond

Why is there a need for a California Employment Counseling Bond?

The California Employment Counseling Bond is required by the California Secretary of State for all who wish to conduct employment counseling services in the state. 

Employment counseling service is defined in the California Civil Code as any person who offers, advertises, or presents it can or will provide any of the following services for a fee:

  • Career counselingCalifornia Employment Counseling Bond
  • Vocational guidance 
  • Aptitude testing
  • Executive consulting
  • Personnel consulting 
  • Career management 
  • Evaluation or planning 
  • The development of resumes and other promotional materials relating to the preparation of employment

Every employment counseling service must have a California Employment Counseling Bond on file that has been issued by a surety company that is certified to do business in the State of California.  The amount of the bond is set at $10,000. The bond is an agreement between three parties: the applicant (obligee), the state and the surety company. It serves as an assurance to the state that the applicant will conduct their business legally and professionally. It will be for the benefit of any person or persons damaged by any violation of the code or by fraud, dishonesty, misstatement, misrepresentation, deceit, unlawful acts or omissions, or failure to provide the services of the employment counseling service or its agents. 

How do I obtain a California Employment Counseling Bond?

Complete our easy to navigate online application. Within one business day,  one of our licensed agents will contact you with a no-obligation quote for your bond (the “premium”). Once any necessary paperwork is signed and the premium payment is processed, your surety bond will be shipped to you via USPS Priority Mail (overnight shipping options also available).

The surety bond experts at Surety Solutions Insurance Services, Inc. (Surety1) are here to help you get bonded quickly and reliably. We work with over a dozen “A” rated surety markets to ensure we find you the lowest rate for your bond. We are also licensed in all 50 states and maintain an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau.



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