HOW TO BECOME A NOTARY

In order to become a notary, you must first make sure that you qualify.

You must meet the following requirements to start the process:

California

1. You must be 18 years of age or older

2. You must be a legal California resident

3. You must complete a course of study approved by the Secretary of State

4. You must satisfactorily complete and pass a written examination prescribed by the Secretary of State

5. You must clear a background check

For detailed information on these qualifications you can visit the Secretary of State’s website.

Once you make sure you meet the qualifications, you complete the following steps to become a certified notary public:

1. Complete approved education

2. Register for the Exam

3. Take the exam

4. Submit fingerprints via Live Scan

5. Await commission packet

6. Purchase notary public materials

7. File notary public oath and bond

Colorado

1.  You must be a resident of Colorado

2.  You must be at least 18 years old

3.  You must be able to read, write, and understand English

4.  You must be  familiar with notary law

5.  You must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor involving dishonesty during the last 5 years

6.  You must not have had a felony in your lifetime

7.  You cannot have had a notary commission revoked

8.  You must complete a training course, approved by the Secretary of State

9.  Pass the state notary exam

For detailed information on these qualifications you can visit the Secretary of State’s website.

Pennsylvania

1.  You must be a resident of or be employed within Pennsylvania

2.  You must be at least 18 years old

3. You must be of good character, integrity and ability

4.  Complete a Commonwealth-approved three-hour notary course

For detailed information on these qualifications you can visit the Secretary of State’s website.