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


  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 -
    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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Detailed Steps For Becoming a Notary