Establish yourself as a Notary Public, earn additional income and provide a service to your community. Successful notaries provide a valuable service to their company, friends and private clients. Notary skills are valuable in almost any industry: real estate, legal, medical and banking to name just a few.
Notaries whose commission has not expired only require a three-hour class.
The Official Notary Exam will take place at a separate location, and completion of this class entitles students to take the Official Notary Public Exam for up to 2 years after class completion. A Proof of Completion for educational requirements will be issued in class.
Use this link to view the schedule for in-person testing in California, and register for the date, time and site of your choice. Testing information is updated regularly, and larger counties offer multiple test dates and times each month: https://www.cpshr.us/notary/exam_registration.php
Students must be at least 18 years of age. A serious conviction may disqualify an applicant
In-person Notary Exam
Please come prepared with the following items in order to complete the registration process and the exam:
Secretary of State Notary Exam Application (provided in class)
Proper ID, which may be one of the following:
State-issued Driver’s license or ID card
Canadian or Mexican Driver’s license
U.S. passport or a passport issued by a foreign government
U.S. military ID card
2 x 2 color passport photo
Proof of Completion of educational requirements, valid for two years. (This is provided at the end of your notary class)
Check or money order for exam payable to the Secretary of State $40, retake fee $20.
What to Expect at the Notary Exam:
Social distancing will be enforced. Candidates will be required to maintain 6 feet of social distance from other candidates at all times during the registration process, and during the exam.
Candidates must bring and wear a mask or face covering at all times during the registration process and the exam. Candidates who do not wear a mask or face covering will not be allowed to test. Any face covering where the nose and mouth is fully covered is acceptable. Masks and face coverings will not be provided to candidates. Proctors may request that candidates adjust their face mask to visually confirm the candidate’s identity during the registration process.
Hand sanitizer will be provided, and students may bring hand sanitizer if they wish.
Candidates may bring and wear disposable gloves to the exam
Please note that the exam may be canceled at any time based on Covid-19 restrictions.