The CA Secretary of State does not allow for the notary exam to be taken online. You must take the exam in the presence of state-approved exam proctors and they are located all over the State of California.
If you are taking the virtual notary class at home with the instructor, rest assured that both this 6-hour class for new notaries and the 3-hour class for recommissioning notaries are state-approved for you to take your notary exam. Currently, the state is registering candidates to take the notary exam.
Take your notary class now, get registered for the notary exam sooner than later...you will have access to the study guides, materials, videos and even the recording of the class for an entire year.
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Here is the current schedule of exam dates and locations.
When you take this virtual online notary class, you will receive a Proof of Completion that will allow you to take the notary exam. During the notary class, we will provide you with the notary application and tips on completing that application so it does not get rejected. We will assist you on getting registered for your CA Notary Exam if you have received your Proof of Completion from us for any of our live notary semianrs or the virtual notary class.
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Step 1: Register for the notary class
DO NOT SELECT THE 3-HR OPTION IF YOU ARE NOT CURRENTLY COMMISSIONED AS A CA NOTARY PUBIC!
Register for a ZOOM virtual 3-hr Notary class here only if you qualify.
SELECT THIS OPTION IF YOU ARE NOT CURRENTLY A NOTARY OR, IF YOU CHOOSE TO TAKE THE 6-HOUR CLASS EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE RECOMMISSIONING.
Register for the ZOOM virtual 6-hr Notary class here.
If you register for the virtual online notary class, you can choose to attend the entire class on that one day or you can split the class into two days. For example, take the AM session on one day, then take the PM session on another, if you like.
How can I split the class into two separate days?
The exam is a closed-book exam and has 45 questions, all multiple choice and you will need to obtain a score of at least 70% to pass. You will have a full hour to take the exam. Here are the current California notary exam times and locations that have been scheduled by the State Examination Proctors. Be sure to take your Proof of Completion with you to the exam site as well as a check or money order made payable to the Secretary of State for $40. You will also need to have a passport photo to submit with your notary application. All of this is also reviewed during our class together and you can ask the instructor any questions about this process at that time as well.