Notary Home Study Course Details

How to become a notary public.  California notary seminars $79.95  or  Self-Study Courses $30

Notary Home Study Course and Exam
Notary Home-Study Course $29.95 - ORDER NOW

No Seminar Attendance Required - Study from your home or office.

Exam can be taken at one of our seminar locations by registering over the phone at 909-915-1201. We will credit you the cost of this course if you register with us to take the notary exam.

How to use the Notary Home-Study Course
and take your notary exam at our location

Completing the course and registering for your exam


Taking the examination

Both the 6-hr and the 3-hr Home Study Courses are California State approved and taking them will satisfy your notary educational requirements. There is no requirement to attend an in-person seminar. CPS If you want to take the exam with us and do not want to take the live seminar, you will need to contact us at 909-915-1201 for registration. You will be taking the notary exam in the same classroom that we held the seminar that day so there is no need to contact the Secretary of State. We have already done that for you when you registered for the examination.

The exam consists of 30 question, multiple choice and you will have 50 minutes to complete the exam. Passing score is 70% and will be sent to you by email within 15-20 business days.
Print the course or simply ready the PDF file from your computer. The 3-hour course has the same content as the 6-hour course but we have edited out the explanations included in the 6-hour course which were designed for concept clarity.   When you arrive for your exam, you must present an actual hard copy of your exam registration and Proof of Completion that is provided to you from our staff. Electronic copies will not be sufficient. We do not accept walk-in candidates for the notary examination. If you do not have the exam registration confirmation for that specific day and that location, or a Proof of Completion, you will not be permitted to take the exam with us.
Once you have spent the required amount of time in study (6-hrs or 3-hrs) , if you want to use this course to satisfy your notary educational requirement for the California Secretary of State, print out the 6-hour Home Study Course Affidavit or the 3-hour Home Study Course Affidavit.   The Secretary of State charges $40 to process your examination and notary application. You will need to bring a check or money order ($40) made payable to the Secretary of State.
You will need to send us the completed and signed Registration and Affidavit forms. You can send them by E-mail, Fax or by regular mail.

If you do not have a scanner, simply take a photo of both completed forms and send the pictures to us.
  We offer live-scan services on the same day as the notary exam but these are only offered during the morning session. If you would like to take advantage of completing the live-scan on the same day as the notary exam, you will need to arrive before 11:00am.

You may choose to take your live-scan at any of our locations and without appointment on any seminar day but you will need to arrive at 11:00am.

If you want to take the exam at one of our seminar locations and do not want to attend the seminar before the exam, you may do so by paying the registration fee of $79.95 but we can credit the amount spent on this course. Fnd a seminar date and location by checking our our seminar schedule. Once you select a date and location, you will need to call us  to schedule your exam during regular business hours only M-F 9AM - 4:30PM.

Our Pass the Test Guarantee only applies to 6-hour seminar registrants and attendees.


We can also provide you with the required passport photos on the day of the notary exam. The cost is $10 and you will submit the photo with your notary application.

Live-Scans -up to 11:00 AM
Photos taken up until 4:00 PM
Exam-only registration: 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Notary Exam CPS registration and instructions- 4:00 PM (Late arrivals will not be permitted to take the exam and a re-scheduling fee will apply).
Schedule your exam before the seminar class fills. Review the exam schedule below and select a day and time for your exam. If you are taking a seminar and exam together, there is no need to call for registration but if you are taking the exam only, you need to call us at 909-915-1201 M-F (9:00 AM-4:30PM) to register for your exam.   Bring along a completed notary application. Be sure to follow the directions when completing this application.
If we do not offer an exam site or date that is convenient for you and you want to take the exam directly with the CPS proctors at one of their locations, let us know and we will send you the necessary information for scheduling your exam with them.   You will also need to bring 2 sharpened #2 pencils or you may purchase them from us on the day of the exam for $1 each. 
    You will need to bring an identification document such as a driver's license from any state as long as it is current and it does not have a paper extension. You may also use a valid passport from any country or a DMV issued identification from any state.