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The Best Kept Secret in the
Real Estate Industry

State Signing Agent Licensing

Currently, there is no state certification, licensing, or education requirements for a notary interested in becoming certified as a notary loan signing agent.

 

However, most lenders will require, at the very minimum, any notary public interested in consideration for a signing agent assignment/ job must have training/certification or experience.

 

California Notary Classes in-depth Certified Loan Signing Agent Training is offered online or our most requested, one-on-one course. Whichever you decided, you are on a path to success!

What is a Signing Agent?

Online Notary Class
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First, let's start with the Title Signing Agent

Also known as:
 

  • Loan Signing Agent,

  • Notary Signing Agent

  • NSA

  • Notary Public Signing Agent

  • Certified Loan Signing Agent

  • Loan Doc Specialist

  • Loan Signing Specialist

  • LSA

All the titles mentioned above mean the same thing.

 

 

If you want to learn how to make your Notary Public commission work for you then this is the right course. The Signing Agent Course is not based on theoretical ideas like other courses. Make no mistake this is not a get-rich-quick business, although many of our alumni have gone on to create profitable Loan Signing Businesses you will have to put into practice what you learn here.

 

What Can You Expect From This Class

You will learn where to get assignments, how to get experience FAST if you have none. What are common mistakes Notary Loan Signing Agents make when first starting out.  The #1 error most new Signing Agents make?  

You will clearly and confidently know the exact processes you need to get started as a successful notary public loan signing agent.   You'll not only learn how to organize a loan signing to the greatest standards, but you'll also discover the most effective techniques to market your company so you can maximize your profits.

Every day, Notaries just like you learn to become a confident loan signing agents by taking this course. 

What Exactly Is A Notary Signing Agent?

A Certified Loan Signing Agent is a Commissioned Notary Public that either has extensive experience in the loan signing industry, which could mean working for an escrow, title, mortgage, or other companies dealing in real estate. Or is a commissioned Notary Public that has taken additional training to learn how to perform the duties of a Certified Notary Loan Signing Agent.

Common Misconception 

A Notary Public & Signing Agent are the same. 

A Notary Public and a Loan Signing Agent have TWO unique job descriptions, each with its own set of responsibilities and liabilities.

A California Notary Public is commissioned by the California Secretary of State. The California Secretary of State while pertaining to notarization, does not mandate or require any additional training other than the prescribed training regulations provided by the Secretary of State. Also, it must be noted that a notary surety bond will not cover any issues related to "loan docs" only the ones that are notarized.

 

A Signing Agent is not licensed, commissioned, or certified by ANY state agency. There are no state testing or exam requirements solely for loan documents. 

Example:

Let's imagine you have 200 documents (a set of loan documents) and ten of them require notarization.


You can notarize the ten documents because you are a commissioned Notary Public. There are now 190 documents that do not require notarization but do require the expertise of a trained/certified Loan signing Agent.

As a commissioned Notary Public you are trained to notarize papers that require notarization. Loan Documents can range from 60 to 200 documents per set; however, you will be required to notarize specific documents within a set of loan documents, leaving the rest unnotarized; this is where the Loan Signing Agent comes in. You basically wear two hats as a Loan Signing Agent: one as a notary and the other as a signing agent, each carries its own set of liabilities and will require specific bonds.

Signing Agent Courses

Must provide a clear explanation of the documentation, processing, and requirements associated with a loan signing appointment, allowing for faster loan funding.
An untrained or non-certified notary will cause unnecessary delays in the processing of a loan, which will harm the client, the signers, and will almost certainly destroy the notary's reputation, ensuring that no future assignments are available. 

 

Common Questions
Understanding the process is crucial to becoming an NSA or Notary Signing Agent. Notaries Public interested in expanding their commission to include becoming a loan signing agent will begin to search the internet for options.  Keeping in mind building a foundation on loan signing fundamentals is the best start. 

  • How do I get loan signing jobs?

  • How am I paid?

  • What if borrowers won't sign?

  • Will I need additional Insurance?

  • What if I don't have a printer?

  • Is someone available to help answer questions after hours and on weekends?

  • Can I do loan signings as a side gig?

  • Will I need to invest more money?

  • How can I get started with zero experience?

  • Is there a demand for loan signing agents?

  • What if I am a new notary?


 

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Make Your Notary Commission Work For You

Loan Signing Agent Duties

There are multiple duties required of a notary signing agent; however, the primary function is to obtain signatures, initials, packaging, and notarizing.  An average of 60-200 plus documents within a loan package requires action, either with descriptions, signatures, required information, etc. The trained Notary Loan Signing Agent is well-versed in all aspects of a loan signing session and is a crucial part of loan funding.