What should I bring?

California Notary Public Classes
& Loan Signing Certification

What should I Bring to the Seminar?




Your confirmation will remind you of the necessary items, but this is a listing of what to expect at the seminar.

What to bring to the seminar?


Each candidate MUST present an acceptable ID (current of issued within the last 5 years).  Acceptable forms of ID are as  follows:

  • A Driver’s License or State DMV I.D. Card 
  • A Canadian or Mexican  Driver’s License
  • A U.S. Passport or Passport Issued by a Foreign Government
  • A U.S. Military I.D. Card.


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!


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.


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.

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....................................Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a Certified Loan Signer?
Loan signers are notaries who specialize in notarizing loan documents. Most mobile notaries become loan signers because of the lucrative potential within that part of the notary business. Loan signers are called upon to travel to homes or offices and obtain the signatures for lending documents.

Becoming Certified is essential if a notary wishes to be successful in marketing his or her services as a loan signer. Our Loan Signing Class includes the Certification exam and Certificate. The Loan Signing Exam is given on-line at your convenience in your own home or office. Our class fee includes two separate attempts at passing the Certification exam.

How does our "Pass The Exam" guarantee work?

You will pass the exam the first time and we guarantee it! If you do not pass, you may return to any seminar of your choice absolutely free. That's it...no hassles, no other requirements. While other notary seminar companies claim to offer students a similar guarantee, most will require proof of pre-studies and will charge the student a "site" fee for re-taking the exam at the end of the class. We believe in proving that our instructors are the best and our program is superb. You trusted us to help you pass the exam and we will not let you down. You will pass, guaranteed! We really mean it! (This guarantee valid for all registrations taken after December 4, 2005)


How do I start my own notary business?
The best way to begin your notary business is to contact as many potential clients as possible! We offer many suggestions on how to do this in our Loan Signing Course, but in a nutshell, let people and companies who need Notary Services that you are available. There are a lot of companies that use notary services. Use the list of 45 companies that you are given during our Notary class as a start. If you take the Loan Signing class, we provide you with 100 additional company contacts. Then, begin networking with every notary you can find. Once business comes your way, be sure to help others who are new to the industry.

Will the Notary Class also prepare me to be a Certified Loan Signer?
This seminar prepares you for the State Notary Exam and there are no questions on the state exam directly concerned specifically with loan signing. If you are interested in becoming a Loan Signer, you may want to attend our How to Become a Wildly Successful Signing Agent Notary Certification Course (9am-5pm). This course was prepared for both those who have no previous knowledge in loan signings or the seasoned notary professional. You will be introduced to many of the common documents notarized during a loan signing, learn protocol and be introduced to strategies for marketing yourself effectively. You will learn how to collect from slow paying companies and avoid non-paying companies. You will even find out how to negotiate fees of $50 - $150 per loan signing. During the loan signing class, we will introduce a typical set of loan documents (65 pages), discuss all relevant documents and places for signatures and notary requirements. Finally, you will have a chance to complete the loan document signing before you leave. Certification exams will be given on line. ALL NOTARYCLASSES.COM students will receive an option of $100 discount for the loan-signing seminar (regularly $250) on the day of their notary class. See your instructor for details.

Do I need to register with the Secretary of State or fill out an application before attending the seminar?
No .All seminar attendees will complete their application to become a notary during the seminar. You will be automatically registered to take the state exam on that same day. There is no need to contact the Secretary of State or CPS prior to your seminar. All of this is completed automatically with your registration.

What if your class is held at a location or on a date that is inconvenient for me?
We have developed the Home Study Course for just this situation. It is the next best thing to taking the seminar. You will be using the very same Study Guide and Sample Test used during the seminar. You are guided at each step and the Sample Test includes answers that detail not only why a particular answer is right, but also why the other answers are wrong. An electronic copy (PDF) is available on our home page or a hard copy can be mailed to you for an extra shipping and handling fee.

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