Detailed Steps For Becoming a Notary

  1. Take Notary Public Class Online
    Take All Pre-Test For Exam Preparation.


    NOTE: Notary Class is ONLINE - NOTARY EXAM must be taken in person. Once you have registered for our course you will have instant access to register for LIVE EXAM. State Exams are typically held at a local college or hotel.

    ALL REQUIRED FORMS YOU WILL NEED ARE PROVIDED WITH YOUR COURSE.

     

  2. Print Proof of Completion
     

  3. Complete Notary Application
     

  4. Register For Exam – Walk-ins allowed
     

  5. Obtain a 2”x2” Passport Photo
     

  6. $40 Check Payable to: Secretary of State
    Exam Day -
    Application
    Identification
    Notary Application
    Passport Photo
    $40 Check
    Pencil for Exam
    Results emailed in 15-business days.

     

  7. Live Scan Fingerprinting
    Print & Complete Form
    Can be processed at any Live Scan Facility
    Identification-Form-Fees required.

     

  8. Wait for Notary Commission to be Mailed
    Will be processed and mailed via USPS after background check has been completed
    typically, 4-8 weeks.

     

  9. Commission Received
    Order 15,000 Surety Bond
    Must be filed at county clerks office along with Oath 30 days from receiving Commission.

     

  10. Stamp/Seal & Journal
    Order Stamp from Approved Vendor
    Order Journal

     

  11. Officially a Notary once Oath & Bond have been filed.

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Exam dates/locations provided with your course

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What is needed on Exam Day?