How To Become A Notary In Pennsylvania


In order to become a Pennsylvania Notary, you must make sure you meet the following requirements to qualify:

For more detailed information on these qualifications, please visit the PA Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website below.


Online Notary Course

Choose this course if you are applying to be a first time notary or if you are renewing your notary commission.


Here are the steps you must follow to become a PA notary public.

For more detailed information on these steps, please visit the PA Department of State website below.

  • Your proof of completion certificate from your training course
  • Any other required documentation

Renewing Notaries

RULONA (updated PA notary law) requires that all renewing notaries must complete an approved three-hour course of study and take the state exam.

The course must be taken within the six months preceding application for the renewal of your notary commission. Applications for reappointment must be submitted at least two to three months prior to your commission expiration date.


Is your course approved by the state?

Yes. Our course has been approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Department. It fulfills the mandatory notary public educational requirement.

How long will it take me to complete the course?

You must spend at least three hours taking the course and studying the material.

How does the “pass the test guarantee” work?

For the online courses, if you take the State Exam and do not pass, you may take our course again at no charge. You would need to send an email to to inform us of the situation, and attach a copy of your test results.

Do you accept any other payment besides credit cards?

Yes, you may pay us by cash, check or money order. You can send the payment to the address listed on our Contact Us page. Just send us an email with the following information:

Course you would like to take
Desired User Name
Full Name
Date payment was sent

Once we receive your payment we will register you for the course and email you your account information.


Is my credit card transaction secure?

Yes. All payments, whether you pay with your account or by credit card, are processed through our secure merchant services providers, PayPal and Stripe. Our company does not keep any payment info on file.

What are the system requirements for this course?

You must spend at least three hours taking the course and studying the material.

Once I finish the course, how long will it take before I can start my career as a notary?

In Pennsylvania, allow 4-6 weeks for processing new notary public applications. Applications for reappointment must be filed at least 2-3 months prior to the expiration date of your commission.

What is the course cancellation/refund policy?

Effective Dec. 3, 2009: A refund will be issued under the following circumstances:
Student must submit a request, in writing, within 2 days of registering for the course.
Once the Proof of Completion certificate has been downloaded, refunds will no longer be issued.

Can I take the State Exam online?

No. The state-administered notary public exam is not offered online by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. You must take the exam at an official testing site.

How much does it cost to become a notary public?

The cost to become a notary public can vary, depending on the vendors you choose. Here is a breakdown of the costs involved:

Approved Education Course: Our course is $49.99
Nonrefundable Filing Fee: $42
Notary Supplies: Approximately $75 or more, depending on the vendor and what supplies you order


Online Notary Course