*3-hr courses apply to recommissioning notaries only.
Notary seminar & exam schedules.
6-hour notary seminar dates and locations: 9am-4pm
3-hour notary seminar dates and locations: 1pm-4pm
We also have two types of on-line courses.
Online 6-hour or 3-hour notary courses.
Printable 6-hour or 3-hour notary home-study courses.
If you register for any online course and decide within 90 days to attend the in-person notary seminar instead, we will credit the full price you paid for the online course so you only pay the difference.
The California State Notary Exam
is a state proctored, closed-book examination and follows the in-person notary seminar on the same day an in the same location. The California Secretary of State will require a separrate check or money order for $40 on the day of the exam or $20 if you are retaking the exam. You will have 50 minutes to answer 30 multiple choice
questions. Passing score is 70% or more.
If you are taking either one of the two types of online coursees at home, please note that the notary exam cannot be taken at home but you can register for the exam directy with the testing proctors or tby pre-registering for the exam only at one of our seminar locations for an additiional $49.95. In-person notary seminar registration of $79.95 automatically rincludes the examregistration fee.
The Loan Signing Certification Exam
is taken at home, online and is open-book. You wil have 50 minutes to complete 50 questions with a passing score of 80% or greater.
There is no state requirement to be certified as a loan signer, but becoming certified is important to your potential clients as well as provides important practical signing information that cannot be covered during the notary exam. The cost to take the Certified Loan Signing examination is included in the course registration fees whether you take the home study course or the in-person seminar.
Details for the Pass the Exam Guarantee for the 6-hr notary seminar, 3-hr on-line course and the loan signing seminar are here and also in the FAQ section along the top of this screen.