Become a Notary in California



california notary publicTo become a notary public in California, applicants must be at least 18 years old and a legal California resident; complete an approved course of study*; pass a written exam; clear a criminal background check; and submit a $15,000 California Notary Bond**.

* NotaryClasses.com offers live notary classes several times a month at fifteen sites throughout California. The cost of these California notary classes is $69.95 for six hours. The State Notary Exam is given at the end of all of their notary seminars. The exam consists of 30 questions which are multiple choice. Their students have a 92% exam success first-time pass rate. Registering for their class automatically registers you for the California State Notary Exam. Includes a free downloadable study guide written just for those without any prior experience and includes step-by-step instructions. Contains all of the information you need to know to become a notary public. They also offer a home-study notary class for $59.95.

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** NationwideNotaryBond provides a $15,000 4-year California Notary Public Bond for only $45.00. You can include $10,000 4-year Notary Errors & Omissions coverage for only $35.00 more. They process, execute and deliver notary bonds the same business day your order is received assuring timely approval of your California notary commission.

Applicants are required to submit a completed application and a color passport photograph at the examination site. State law also requires all applicants to be finger printed as part of the background check. Those who ultimately receive a notary public commission have 30 days to file an oath of office and obtain a $15,000 California notary bond* and file this with the county clerk’s office.

To learn more, visit http://www.sos.ca.gov/business/notary/.

Contact

California Secretary of State
Notary Public Section
P.O. Box 942877
Sacramento, CA 94277-0001
(916) 653-3595


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