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We do our best to make this 2021 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!

2021 California Notary Practice Exam

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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 Notary’s term of office is valid for ____ many years?

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California Acknowledgment certificates must:

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Any person who solicits, coerces, or in any manner influences a Notary Public to perform an improper notarial act knowing the act is improper, including any act required of a Notary Public in connection with the Notary journal, is guilty of a _____. Fill in the blank.

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Which of these is not a reason a California Notary Public could have their commission revoked?

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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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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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It shall be a _____ for any person who is not a duly commissioned, qualified, and acting Notary Public for the State of California to assume, use or advertise the title of Notary Public in such a manner as to convey the impression that the person is a Notary Public. Fill in the blank.

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Angela Rochester is the CEO of Magnified Inc. She must sign a document in the capacity of her title and have it acknowledged. How can the Notary assist?

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A Commissioned Notary Public advertises their Notary services on their business card, they also advertise that they are a Real Estate Agent even though they are not and have never been a Real Estate Agent. What is the maximum penalty for this violation?

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The following journal information is required except:

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A Commissioned Notary Public is notarizing a Deed of Trust, they do not acquire a thumbprint in their journal. In addition to being charged a $750 fine for failure to discharge any
of the duties or responsibilities of a Notary Public. They will also be charge an additional fine of:

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A document signer must use a “Proof of Execution” or “Subscribing Witness” when…?

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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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All the following statements are true about the Notary seal except:

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An immigration consultant who is also a Notary may not advertise her Notary services. If in violation, the Secretary of State could:

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Wayne receives his commission while he is away on a business trip in South America. Upon his return, he finds his commission from the Secretary of State and sees that he missed the deadline to file his oath and bond. What should Wayne do?

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A Notary’s geographic jurisdiction is:

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Aaron has filed his Oath of Office and bond with the county recorder’s office where he holds his principal place of business. Aaron is under oath for the duration of his commission to follow all Notary laws as a result. If Arron falsifies a statement, verbally or in writing, he may be found guilty of:

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A Commissioned Notary Public receives a request for Certified Copies of their Notary Journal, the Notary throws the notice away as to avoid having to send the copies. What is the maximum fine for failing to respond to a written request form the Secretary of State?

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A Notary who violates advertising restrictions could be subject to the following actions by the Secretary of State:

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An Acknowledgement indicates that:

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A Commissioned Notary Public does not require satisfactory evidence on an Acknowledgement. In addition to being charged a $750 fine for failure to discharge any
of the duties or responsibilities of a Notary Public. They will also be charge an additional fine of:

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Why are two credible witnesses used instead of one?

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A commissioned Notary Public completes a notarial certificate they know to be false. What would the Notary would be found guilty of?

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A Commissioned Notary Public is found guilty of grand theft and charged with a felony. Their Notary Commission will be:

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

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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 financial penalty for failure to identify a credible witness on an acknowledgment?

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A commissioned Notary Public completes an Acknowledgment and back dates the notarial wording because they were planning on doing the notarization for their boss the day before but got busy. 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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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, 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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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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When a Notary falsifies an acknowledgment, the Secretary of State may determine that this act is a:

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Acts that have less impact and do not involve real property carry less expensive fines. Examples would be defacing Notary records, acting as a Notary without a commission or failing to turn the Notary journal into the county recorder’s office thirty days after your commission expiration date. This misconduct falls into which category?

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If any person shall knowingly destroy, deface, or conceal any records or papers belonging to the office of a Notary Public, such person shall be guilty of a _____ and be liable in a civil action for damages to any person injured as a result of such destruction, defacing, or concealment. Fill in the blank.

38 / 45

What year did mandatory education for notaries become a law?

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Which is a requirement to become a Notary Public in California?

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

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

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A Notary Public applicant takes a picture of the official Notary Public exam during their test. What is the maximum penalty for this violation?

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When notifying the SOS about an address change, a Notary should use:

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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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