Notary Home Study Course


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Chapter 1

What is a Notary Public?

Who Commissions the notary public?

The general duties of a notary public

Taking Acknowledgments (with movie tutorial)

Administering a jurat (with movie tutorial)

Six less common notary acts

Taking a Power of Attorney

Certifying a copy of a Power of Attorney

Taking an Advance Health Care Directive

Certifying Copies of Journal Entries

Demand Debts or Protest Non-Payment

Some common documents requiring notarization

 

Chapter 2

 Qualifications to Become a Notary Public

The Notary Exam

After the Examination

Background Checks

Some examples of disqualifying convictions

Child Support

Receiving Your Notary Commission

The Surety Bond

Errors and Omissions Insurance

Taking and Subscribing your oath of office

Items you will need as a notary

 

Chapter 3

The Independent Notary Public

Employees

Conflict of interest

Becoming a Successful Loan Signer

 

Chapter 4

The distinction between acknowledgments and jurats

Proper acknowledgment verbiage

How to fill out an acknowledgment

Completing Acknowledgments for faxed documents

Administering a Jurat

How to Fill Out a Jurat

How will you know if a document requires an Acknowledgment or Jurat?

Providing Certified copies of Power of Attorney

Sample Certification of Power of Attorney

The Sequential Journal

See an example of a journal entry with instructions

The Notary Seal

California Sub-Division Maps

 

Chapter 5

Satisfactory evidence for proving identity

Using Credible Witnesses

Subscribing Witness (Also known as Proofs of Execution)

Signature by Mark

 

Chapter 6

Illegal Notary Acts

Notarizing Wills

Translation of Notary Public into Spanish

Immigration Specialists or Consultants

Certifying Translations

Falsifying Information

Confidential Marriages

 

Chapter 7

Allowable notary fees

Voting Materials or Military Pension Documents

Travel Fees and Extras

Loan Signing and Special Fees

 

Chapter 8

Foreign Language Documents

Change of name, residence of principal place of business

Taking Depositions

Electronic Signatures

 

Chapter 9

Violations and Penalties

View the Fines and Penalties Chart

 

Chapter 10

The Notary Exam

Register for the Notary Exam