There are no state exam locations open anywhere in California until after April 11, 2020. All classes until then are being rescheduled for future dates. We strongly suggest registering for a date after April to minimize the possiblity
State Notary Exam proctors arrive at 4:15pm in all locations.
Notary class schedule
& 3-hr (1pm-4:15pm) .
You can choose a 6-hr class or change it to a 3-hr class on checkout.
How much will everything cost me?
All of our Notary Seminars are $79.95 whether you are taking a 6-hour class or a 3-hour class.
Other costs to know about...
STATE 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 if you do not already have one at home.
Live Scan -$80
(Available on the day of the seminar)
We also have live-scan services available at all of our seminar locations in the morning. The cost of the live-scan is $80
and is payable on the day of the seminar. Pay by check or credit card on the day of the seminar.
Notary Supplies and Services discount- $79.95
The value of this package is $183. Your registration for a Notary Class qualifies you for more than a $100 discount on notary supplies and services. Take advantage of this discount right now at check-out and we will have your supplies available for pick-up during the class. This package discount is not available to anyone except those in our 6-hour or 3-hour classes. It is not available anywhere online! Here is what is included:
If you qualify to take the 3-hour seminar, (recommissioning notaries only) select any class date, then
swith to the 3-hour class at check-out. We STRONGLY SUGGEST that even if you qualify for the 3-hour class, do yourself a huge favor- consider taking a 6-hour class anyway.
- Our top-selling Notary Journal
- The thumbprint pad for obtaining thumbprints in your journal.
- Our most popular PSI self-inking Notary Stamp.
- The Notary Forms CD with 31 forms already formatted for California (this is available as an electronic download as well)
- Hard copy pad of Acknowledgments and Jurat forms to use in emergency situations when a printer is not available. Includes the HighLY recommended optional information section to minimize misuse later.
- Your personalized notary Identification badge with your photo and notary commission information. Includes the plastic sleeve and lanyard..
- Notary Oath Cards which have the recommended wording for all required oaths that notaries are to give during various notarial acts. Just read them when you need them...and you WILL need them.
- Your listing on The Notary List search engine which is a national database of notaries.
When you register for a class, you will receive two automatic emails: one is the receipt for your registration and the other is confirmation including
the address, times, and a reminder of what you will need on the day of the class. Don't forget to bring a Check or Money Order to the class for $40 made payable to the
Secretay of State. Your check must have a pre-printed name but could be from an employer or from any established checking account. Temporary checks are not accetped by the
Secretary of State.
You can reschedule your class once FOR FREE as long as you reschedule more than 7-days prior to the class date. Rescheduling with less than
7-days to the class date will be a $30 rescheduling fee. If you do not reschedule before your class date, and you do not attend the class, your registration fees are
forfeited and you will need to pay the full registration fees again to re-register. We only permit one (1) class reschedule whether free or paid. To re-schedule your class, simply log-in to the RED Student/Services Log-In link at the top right corner of any page on our site or call 909-915-1201 and admin will do that for you.
The 3-hour Notary Class (Seminar & Exam) is held on the same day and location as the 6-hour class, but the 3-hour class begins at 1:00pm. In order to qualify to take the 3-hour class, you must be current notary seeking to re-commission. The 6-hour class always begins at 9:00am.
The State Notary Exam is always given on the same day as the class. Exam proctors will arrive at 4:15 at each location. Your registration for either the 6-hour class or the 3-hour class includes automatic registration to take the state notary exam.
You can begin preparing immediately after registration for a class right from your own computer, pad or phone. Our seminar price includes the seminar and all of these extras:
- Hours of online video instruction. Watch at home or listen to the audio from your phone on-the-go.
- 3- Online Sample exams.
- Our unique 30-minute study guide for a quick-check to see your current notary knowledge.
- A comprehensive pre-seminarstudy manual download if you prefer reading instead of listening to audio.
- Online Notary educational games if you like to learn while having fun.
- Online electronic flash cards. This is great way to memorize important information easily and quickly.
- The seminar Proof of Completion at the seminar.
- The CA state Notary application with instructions.
- A $50 discount on the Loan Signing Certification Class.
Only available during the notary seminar.
- A $100 discount on our Notary supplies -see details below.
What is the difference between the 6 hour and the 3 hour class?
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If you are re-commissioning, you may choose to take a 3 hr refresher course instead of the full 6 hr course but you must take the course and pass the exam before your current commission expires.
How do I register for the 3hr course instead of the 6hr course?
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When you select the date and location you would like to attend, go through the checkout process and you will be given an opportunity to switch to the 3 hr course at no charge.
What do I do once I pass?
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You should receive notification of passing the exam in your email in about 3 weeks but it takes another 2 to 3 weeks to receive your notary commission by mail. The Live Scan you completed on the day of the class is still being processed but for now, there are no additional steps to take for your commission processing.
If this is your first commission, PLEASE consider taking our 3-hour Notary Practical Application Workshop during this time. In just 3 hours, the instructor will watch and direct you as you perform actual notary services including filling out Jurats, Acknowledgments and Journal Records. You will learn how to correct an improperly placed seal, how to recognize notarial certificates that you cannot fill out and you will actually practice giving oaths to others for Jurats and Credible Witnesses. You will be notarizing Deeds of Trusts, Grant Deeds, Power of Attorney documents and a lot more.
Once your commission arrives by mail, step-by-step instructions will be provided to you, but that is when you need to obtain your bond and file your oath and bond. For now...just relax.
What is the Pass the Notary Exam Guarantee?
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No hassles .... no problems... you will pass the notary exam and we guarantee it! If you attend our 6-hour notary seminar and do not pass the exam the first time, retake the seminar again with us at no charge. We have an enormous amount of study tools available for you to study for the notary exam at home, even before you attend the class including sample exam videos, downloadable study guides, online notary educational games, access to the entire 3-hr or 6-hr State Approved online study course and lots of quizzes and even more sample exams. Once you are registered for a class or a an online course, you will be able to access all of these in your Student Services/Login area. We make it super easy for you to pass the California Notary Exam the first time.
When can I apply the $50 discount for the Loan Signing class?
Loan signers are notaries who specialize in notarizing loan documents. Most mobile notaries become loan signers because of the lucrative potential within that part of the notary business. Loan signers are called upon to travel to homes or offices and obtain the signatures for lending documents. Becoming Certified is essential if a notary wishes to be successful in marketing his or her services as a loan signer. Our Loan Signing Class includes the Certification exam and Certificate. The Loan Signing Exam is given on-line at your convenience in your own home or office. Our class fee includes two separate attempts at passing the Certification exam. Our Live Notary Seminar Attendees qualify for a $50 discount for registering for that class if registration is done on or before the day of the notary class. Please ask your instructor for details on the day of the class.
How can I get the $100 discount on Notary Supplies?
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When you register for a notary class with us, we provide an optional discounted notary supplies package which includes your notary journal and notary seal.
Our specially priced notary supply package is available for purchase during registration. The cost of all of the supplies individually is $183.00, but if you like, you can purchase these at the time of check-out for $79.95. There is no shipping or handling and is an incredible value. We offer this package as an additional incentive to register for our notary class but it is only available for our students upon registration or can be purchased in the class. It is not available online or after the class because of the deeply discounted price.
The package includes the following:
- An Official Notary Journal ($24 value)
- The "inkless" thumbprint pad ($6 value)
- Your Notary Public Seal ($24 value)
- A package of 50 Acknowledgments ($12 value)
- A package of 50 Jurats ($12 value)
- Your Notary ID Badge ($25 value)
- Two Notary Oath Cards (wallet size) ($10 value)
- Free listing on our exclusive advertising platform -The Notary List ($55 value)
- And the Essential Notary Forms CD. ($15 value)
Our students also receive a $50 discount for the Loan Signing Certification class if you are interested in starting your own notary business. No other company comes close to the savings and the terrific service we provide all the way through your commissioning process.