The first step to becoming a California Notary Public is to do 6-Hours of state-approved Notary Education. This can be done online as a self-study course or a Live streamed class with a Notary Expert. Both formats are state-approved and will prepare you to sit for the Official California Notary Public Exam.
Testing is proctored by CPS HR Consulting. The test is 45 multiple choice questions and you must get 70% or better. It takes 15 business days to get your exam results.
There are a number of items that you must take with you to the exam:
- Application to become a Notary
- 2×2 Passport Style Photo
- #2 Pencil
- Proof of Completion
- $40 Check or Money Order made out to the Secretary of State
- If you a renewing notary you will also bring your failure letter
You must submit Live Scan Fingerprints to become a Notary Public. Take a printed and filled application along with identification to any Live Scan Operator on the list above.
There are Items that are required to become a Notary Public whether you get our Best Buy package or you opt for the Loan Signing Agent Package you are receiving all of the required items you need along with Errors and Omissions Insurance and membership that gives you personal service for all 4 years of your commission.
After receiving your commission packet from the Secretary of State you will need to File your oath and bond at the County Clerk’s office within 30 days of your commission start date.
To receive your bond and other supplies:
Email a scanned copy of your Certificate of Authorization to Manufacture Notary Public Seals to:
Then mail the original to:
12405 Venice Blvd #319
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Search your County Clerks Website for filing instructions. If mailing in your Oaths you will need to take your Oath of Office with another Notary in the county you are filing in.