6-Hour Notary Seminar & Exam
Required costs to become a notary:
To pay now at during check-out:
Seminar fee $79.95- Pass guarantee refundable.
Must be paid on the day of the seminar:
Exam & Notary application - $40 Check or money order payable to Secretary of State.
Optional- To pay now at check-out or at the seminar:
Passport photo $10 - or bring your own.
Discounted notary supply package including the Notary Seal, Notary Journal, Thumprint Pad and much more- $79.95 Not required but comes with our pass guarantee refund.
Optional- To pay on the day of the seminar or later
Live scan fingerprinting $80 - Pay with check, cash or credit card. Southern California classes pay "FPI Fingerprinting" and other locations pay "AAA Live Scan".
How to become a first-time notary by taking a seminar :
1) Register for a 1-day 6-hour notary seminar;
2) Take the same-day notary exam; 30 questions, multiple choice, 50 minutes to complete. State exam is at the same location as the seminar.
3) Submit your fingerprints via live scan (same day as the seminar if you choose);
4) Wait for an email regarding your exam score (70% or greater)
5) Wait for the Secretary of State to send your commission by mail;
6) Take your oath of office and record your bond by mail or in-person at the county clerk's office;
How to renew your notary commission:
1) Take a 6-hour seminar or the 3-hour refresher seminar up to 2- years prior to your current commission expiration date;
2) or take your seminar at home by going through a 6-hour or 3-hour notary video course or home-study coursebook;
3) Take and pass the notary exam any time up to 1-year before the commission expiration date;
4) Complete the additional steps as listed above for new commissions.
How to become a Certified Notary Loan Signing Agent
Notary loan signing agents are used to notarize borrowers' sigatures and loan signing is a highly specialized field. Notary loan signing agents are expected to know proper loan signing protocol, loan documents and how to interact with the borrower and help smooth the process at signing. CAUTION: We urge you to never attempt to take a loan signing course on the same day as the notary course and exam!
We will never offer our loan signing classes on the same day as the notary seminar. Our loan signing courses are from 9am-4pm and we will never shorten that time. Your knowledge about loan documents, proper procedure, client expectations, and advertising will be one of the most important keys to your success as a loan signer. Obtaining certification is worthless if you lose your clients because you did not follow industry standards. Here is how to become a Certified Loan Signing Notary.