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Chapter I.
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Obtaining and Managing a Commission
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1. In California, the notary commission is granted by:
  a. The California Department of Justice.
  b. The Cooperative Personnel Services.
  c. The California Secretary of State.
  d. The office of the County Clerk.
     
2. Which of the following statements is true about the California notary exam?
  a. The examination may be taken on-line.
  b. The examination may be taken and mailed in to the Secretary of State.
  c. The examination must be taken in-person and the examination is supervised by examination proctors contracted by the Secretary of State.
  d. The examination must be taken in-person and the examination is supervised by examination proctors employed by the Secretary of State.
     
3. What is true of the notary examination proctors?
  a. They are employees of the Business Division of the California State Notary Department.
  b. They are not employees of the Secretary of State and may not not answer specific quesions regarding notary law during the examination.
  c. They will be available to answer notary questions prior to the examination.
  d. None of the above.
     
4. The minimum age requirement to become a notary public in California is:
  a. 18
  b. 17 1/2
  c. 21
  d. 17
     
5. What are the state residency requirements for a California notary public?
  a. State residency requirements are waived for United States citizens.
  b. A California notary public may be a resident of California or any state that borders California, but only those states that border California.
  c. A California notary applicant must be a resident of California and also must be a United States citizen.
  d. A California notary applicant must be a California resident unless they are appointed to a military reservation.
     
6. What is true for first-time notary applicants in California?
  a. The notary applicant must take an approved 6-hour course and a closed-book notary examination.
  b. The notary applicant may choose to take either an approved 3-hour course or a 6-hour course and a closed-book examination.
  c. The notary applicant may request a waiver of the notary course as long as he or she is willing to take the notary examination.
  d. The notary applicant may not take an approved 6-hour course unless he or she also agrees to take the notary examination.
     
7. A notary applicant may qualify for the 3-hour notary refresher course if:
  a. The applicant successfully completes the 3-hour course within three years of an expired commission.
  b. The applicant does not plan on taking the notary examination before the expiration of their current commission.
  c. The applicant's commission will expire before the course and examination are successfully completed.
  d. The applicant's current commission is valid and does not expire prior to submitting the notary application, takes the approved 3-hour course and passes the notary examination.
     
8. A notary applicant who submits an application for recommission prior to the expiration of a current commission may:
  a. Satisfy the 3-hour notary course requirement if he or she has taken an approved 3-hour notary course within three years.
  b. Satisfy the 3-hour notary course requirement if he or she has taken an approved 6-hour notary course within four years.
  c. Satisfy the 3-hour notary course requirement if he or she has taken an approved 6-hour notary course within two years.
  d. Satisfy the 3-hour notary course requirement if he or she has taken an approved 6-hour notary course within three years.
     
9. The results of the notary exam results are valid for one year and the notary educational course Proof of Completion is valid for:
  a. 4 years.
  b. 6 months.
  c. 2 years.
  d. For only 1 year.
     
10. Which statement is true about the submission of fingerprints via live-scan?
  a. a. The applicant is not required to submit a new set of fingerprints for a new commission term if he or she has already submitted them for any previous commission term.
  b. b. The applicant has one year from the date of the examination to submit fingerprints.
  c. c. The applicant may not have to submit fingerprints if he or she has already submitted fingerprints via live scan for another current professional license.
  d. d. All of the above.
     
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