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We do our best to make this 2022 California Notary Practice exam mirror the real thing in every way. This is a 45 question randomized test. Once you press start a 1 hour timer will begin. 70% is a passing score and after completion of the practice exam you will get a percentage score and see all the questions graded. We hope this helps you pass your real CA notary exam. The best way to study is to take one of our 6-hour approved course with one of our expert instructors!

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2022 California Notary Practice Exam

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When accepting an ID card from another state, the ID card must have the following:

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Daryl works at Mailbox store. His employer paid for him to become a Notary public purchasing both the required class and the supplies necessary to become a Notary Public. Daryl has been doing loan signings on the weekends and wants to do them full time. What happens to Daryl's supplies when he leaves his job?

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A Notary is hired by a busy immigration services office to notarize immigration documents. In a window advertisement, the Notary's new employer adds the words "Notary Public on Duty" to “Immigration Document Services.” Could the Notary be held responsible for this violation?

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What is the Maximum fine for willful failure to
notify the Secretary of State of a change of address?

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Federal Civil Service employees may:

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Josh Garcia is in the military and transferred to California. He is immediately asked to become a Notary for the base. What could prevent him from becoming a Notary?

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An Acknowledgement indicates that:

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A commissioned Notary Public and Immigration Consultant has two business cards, one to advertise their Notary services and one to advertise their immigration services. What is the penalty for this violation?

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Maria is a commissioned notary public, her principal place of business is in Truckee, California. Accordingly, Maria filed her oath and bond at the Nevada County Clerk’s office in Nevada County, California. Maria often travels to South Lake Tahoe, in El Dorado County, to perform notarial acts for residents there. Her friend Patrick asks her to come to his home in Stateline, Nevada, to perform an acknowledgment on a document to be filed in El Dorado County.

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A Notary is very good friends with the person acting as a credible witness for a document signer. The Notary doesn’t feel it is necessary to give their friend an oath during the notarization because they trust them. What is the maximum fine for this infraction?

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Bob, Fred, and Joyce meet in a hotel lobby for the first time and after discussing the need to have their signatures on important documents notarized, approach Nat Notary. Bob is the signer of the documents and does not have his wallet with him because it was stolen. Fred and Joyce offer to vouch for Bob. What should Nat Notary do?

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It is a __________________ when a Notary fails to properly maintain their journal.

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Every officer authorized by law to make or give any certificate or other writing is guilty of a _______ if he or she makes and delivers as true any certificate or writing containing statements which he or she knows to be false. Fill in the blank.

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If a Notary identifies a signer through proper ID but forgets to put the information in her journal, she would be fined for?

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A Proof of Execution by Subscribing Witness may be used for which one of these documents?

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A Notary stamps their official seal on a friend's birthday card, what is the maximum fine they can be charged for this violation?

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A commissioned Notary Public embezzled funds from their employer, thereby committing a willful act involving dishonesty and
deceit. What is the maximum penalty for this violation?

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The following journal information is required except:

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Every person who makes a false sworn statement to a Notary Public, with knowledge that the statement is false, to induce the Notary Public to perform an improper notarial act on an instrument or document affecting title to, or placing an encumbrance on, real property consisting of a single-family residence containing not more than four dwelling units is guilty of a _________.

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At what point does a Notary applicant become a commissioned Notary Public?

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A Notary Public who knowingly and willfully with intent to defraud performs any notarial act in relation to a deed of trust on real property consisting of a single-family residence containing not more than four dwelling units, with knowledge that the deed of trust contains any false statements or is forged, in whole or in part, is guilty of a _________. Fill in the blank.

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Ronald asks you for a Jurat notarization on his VA benefits letter so he can confirm his veteran status and receive his pension. How much do you charge Ronald?

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One credible witness is used because a document signer:

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Which of these statements are true when it comes to Renewing notaries needing Live Scan Fingerprinting when recommissioning:

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What is the maximum fine for willfully failing to discharge fully and faithfully the duties and responsibilities of a Notary Public.

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 A commissioned Notary Public forgets to notify the Secretary of State of an address change. The Secretary of State imposes a penalty for this violation but the Notary refuses to pay claiming it was just an accident.  What is the penalty for refusing to pay a fine to the Secretary of State?

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The 3 types of satisfactory evidence are:

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Which governmental agency is in charge of enforcing Notary Public law?

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A commissioned Notary Public completing a Jurat doesn't administer an oath to an affiant. What is the maximum penalty for this violation?

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If a Notary fails to notify the SOS about a name change or an address change, what is the penalty?

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A Notary Public is guilty of a _____ if the Notary Public willfully fails to properly maintain the Notary Public’s journal. Fill in the blank.

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Infractions are considered a violation of the law or agreement. Which violation qualifies as an infraction?

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Rita accidentally threw her commission packet from the Secretary of State in the trash because it looked like voting information and she was already registered. Now, she’s missed her filing deadline. She knows she will have to get livescan fingerprinted again but how much will it cost to receive a new commission packet with a new start date?

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A venue is legally required to appear on every notarial certificate. It is important because it indicates to the receiving agency the following?

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What does the word “commission” mean as it relates to a Notary Public?

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You must be notarizing with a jurat certificate when you see the phrase

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A commissioned Notary Public completes an Acknowledgment having accepted a Social Security card as identification. In addition to the penalty incurred for stating true any material fact they know to be false, what is the penalty for this violation?

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Which one does not need a thumbprint

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A Commissioned Notary Public, has their commission suspended for becoming behind on child support, yet they continue to advertise their Notary services online. What is the maximum penalty for this violation?

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Must a Notary Applicant disclose in their application a conviction that was later dismissed?

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A Notary who willfully refuses to obtain the signature of a person they are notarizing for would be guilty of a __________. Fill in the blank.

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Stella just got married and she and her husband are buying a house in San Francisco. The deal closed earlier than expected and Stella has not received her new driver’s license with her new name, Stella Brown. Yet, their loan documents indicate her new married name. What can she do?

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What type of notarization can a Notary do when they are benefactors:

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An employer coerces a Notary employee to record false information in their journal. What would the employer be found guilty of?

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A commissioned Notary Public advertises their Notary services and includes the phrase "Notario Publico." What is the penalty for this violation?

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