Becoming a Notary Public is not a complex process, however we know that the choices for your education and supplies are numerous and confusing. Let us take a minute to explain the differences and similarities.
While the provisions appear difficult to become a Notary, in most states the main requirements are to fill out a form and pay a fee, and unless there are unusual circumstances the person's application will usually be approved. Some states may have additional requirements such as passing an examination or having taken some class, but in most states it's not much more difficult than applying for a library card. The most significant exception to this liberal requirement is that generally a felony conviction will disqualify obtaining a commission or will void an existing one. As part of the application procedure, the candidate must also take an oath of office and submit a bond. The purpose of the bond is to offer a small amount of monetary insurance in case the notary is sued. On average, notarial bonds are less than $5,000. If a notary is sued for more money than the amount of the bond, the notary is still personally liable for the difference between the bond and the sum awarded to the plaintiff. The Notary Division of your Department of State is usually your governing body for Notaries Public. Please look here for more information.
Marketing techniques and general advertising practices over the years has created the impression that some organizations are the governing entity or at least affiliated in some capacity with the State Department or the county governments. This is simply not true. The final processing of the applications is in the hands of your state. They will send you the final paperwork, which you will either execute on your own or you will send it to your processor of choice for execution.
We provide the mandatory education course for new and renewing applicants. We offer the same course as the other vendors and organizations. The "prices" you pay an in state, out of state or national “membership organization” to handle this for you includes the fees, your bond and equipment and sometimes they include “perks”. Mostly, this high price includes your “membership fee”. You pay those outrageously high prices for a "membership". We are not a membership organization. Therefore with us you pay less, much less and we believe you get a better education.
If you are interested in becoming a Notary Public, please take a look at our seminars here. Once you have completed our Online Notary Course we will present you with your certificate to be attached to your state application.
Additionally, we offer many more educational courses. Our Accredited Signing Agent is offered online here.We hope we have answered all your questions and concerns here. If not please contact us at the numbers listed or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.