Other costs to know about...
Exam fee - $40
You will need to bring a check or money order in the amount of $40
made payable to the Secretary of State for your examination.
Passport Photo- $10
You need to submit (1) photo along with your notary application to the Secretary
of State when you take the exam. We will take the required photo at the seminar location.
Live Scan -$80
(Optional on the day of the seminar)
We also have live-scan services available at all of our seminar locations. The cost of the live-scan is $80
and is payable on the day of the seminar. If you are taking the 3-hour refresher course at home or your office, you may have your live-scan completed by coming to the location before 12:00 PM.
To become a notary public in California, or renew your commission, select the Notary Seminars & Exam dates.
The exam is taken on the day of the seminar and at the same location. You must bring a valid driver's license from any state (not a digital copy or a paper extention) or a valid passport
from any country. The only other acceptable identification for the exam is a valid military identification card.