The Steps to Become a Notary Signing Agent

Uncategorized Oct 04, 2021

The Steps to Become a Notary Signing Agent

There are many state laws that don't mention any additional qualifications for Notaries who act as Signing Agents. However, the mortgage finance industry has laws and regulations that must be followed if you want to do business with them.

Each state has a licensing and certification process. In some cases, you may have to complete a criminal history background check and public record checks.

  1. Become a Notary Public
  2. Take a notary signing agent training course.
  3. Pass a National National Notary Association exam and background screening
  4. Purchase a minimum $25,000 E&O insurance policy.

 

 

Notary Signing Agents (NSAs) facilitate loan closings for the mortgage finance industry. The industry recommends taking all of the following steps to increase your chances of getting hired by the widest range of companies. The National Notary Association is an SPW-compliant vendor, so you may choose to get certified and background screened by the NNA. Some states have restrictions that apply to NSAs that may restrict Notaries from working as Notaries or include additional requirements, see our guide to NSA Training & Guidelines.

How to Become A Notary Signing Agent by State

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

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