The Secretary of State charges $20 application fee and $20 testing fee and will not accept cash or credit cards. So you will need to bring a check or money order ($40) with you payable to the Secretary of State if you want to take the State Notary Exam!
PLEASE BRING TWO NUMBER 2 PENCILS WITH YOU FOR YOUR EXAM.
PASSPORT PHOTO (we can provide this for you)
All notary applicants must submit a passport style (2"x2") photo along with his or her notary application at the examination site. If you choose, we will have a camera and printer capable of printing the proper style photo at the seminar site. Passport photos taken at our seminar site cost just $10. You do not have to take the photo at our location. We only provide this as a matter of convenience. If you choose not to take your passport photo at our location, please be sure to bring a passport photo with you or your application will not be processed by the Secretary of State.
ALIEN REGISTRATION CARD (Non-U.S. Citizens only)
U.S. Citizenship is not required by California to become a notary but if you are not a U.S. Citizen, be sure to bring your Alien Registration Card.