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.
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