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How to Become a Notary & Start Your Own Notary Business: A Guide for Beginners

how to become a notary Oct 16, 2021

How to Become a Notary & Start Your Own Notary Business: A Guide for Beginners!

"You don't need a college degree or a background in law to become a notary. You just need a little bit of money, some drive, and the willingness to take the necessary steps to get started. Just learn what you need to know, take the tests, and get going!"

A notary, or a public officer authorized to certify the authenticity of signatures and other legal documents, is a valued member of any community. Notaries are also in demand in fields such as banking, finance, and law. In the U.S., there are only five states that require notaries to be commissioned by the state government: California, Alaska, Texas, Louisiana, and Maine. After getting your commission in one of these states, you’ll be able to serve all 50 States and the District of Columbia. As an entrepreneur yourself, you can start your own notary business and make money while doing what you love. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to...

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How to Become a Notary Public: The Different Roles and Requirements

While procedures differ from state to state, the general steps to become a Notary are: Make sure you meet all of your state's qualifications. Complete and submit an application. Pay the state's filing fee. Get training from an approved education vendor (if applicable). Pass a state-administered exam (if applicable). Complete fingerprinting and background check (if applicable). Receive your commission certificate from the state. Get your surety bond (if applicable). File your commission paperwork (and bond) with your Notary regulating official. Buy your Notary supplies.


What is a notary public?

According to the Notary Public Association of the United States, a notary is the official who is entrusted with signing certain important documents for people. When someone applies for a document or signature with the notary, that person is trusting that the notary will honestly sign their documents. A notary's responsibility is to do the following: Answer questions about the content of...

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Notary Loan Signing Agent Training

The Notary Institution is creating a new and improved online notary loan signing agent course training.