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

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At the end of a four year Notary commission what should be done with the official Notary seal, if the Notary plans on renewing?

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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 represent or hold himself or herself out to the Public or to any person as being entitled to act as a Notary Public. Fill in the blank.

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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 if a Notary notarizes a document for their boss but does not require personal appearance during the notarization?

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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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What county should I file in?

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A person may sign with a “mark” in place of a signature if that’s the only way they can sign. To correctly execute such a notarization, the following must be true:

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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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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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It is a $750 fine when a Notary is negligent in failing to discharge fully and faithfully any of their duties as a Notary. How much is the fine if the failure is willful instead of negligent?

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Who is allowed to select the notarial wording?

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How many days do you have to file your commission:

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What year did mandatory education for notaries become a law?

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

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

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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 commissioned Notary Public advertises there Notary services in Korean, they forget to include the requisite notice. What is the penalty for this violation?

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A Proof of Completion, from an approved education vendor, can be used to take the official Notary exam for how long?

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What is the penalty for someone who tries to influence a Notary to perform an improper notarization?

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

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

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During their previous commission a Notary Public, had their commission suspended for becoming behind on child support, and they continued to advertise their Notary services online. They were charged a for the advertising violation. That was several years ago and now they would like to become a Notary Public again. When they apply to become a Notary Public what will happen?

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If a private Notary agrees to limit their notarial services where she is employed, the transaction is called:

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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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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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When a peace officer arrives at your place of business and says that you must turn over your journal, you would be fined what amount if you refuse?

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

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When a Notary moves to a new county, he must:

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A Notary’s commission expires but a friend needs loan documents notarized. If the former Notary notarized home loan refinance documents without informing his friend that his commission expired, the former Notary would be guilty of:

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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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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.

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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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Bill's good friend Jim is elected mayor of Redlands, CA. Jim wants Bill to conduct the swearing in by having Bill give him an oath. What is the maximum Bill could charge Jim for administering the oath?

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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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Federal Civil Service employees may:

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A client asks you for a copy of a journal entry you completed for her a week earlier. She provides you with the note containing the name of the signers, title of the document and the date of notarization. You make a copy for her and charge her:

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A commissioned Notary Public embezzled funds from their employer. Their employer discovered the embezzlement and did not want to officially file charges, instead the Notary and the employer agreed that the Notary would pay back the funds over time and the Notary signs a document agreeing to these terms. What is the maximum penalty for this violation?

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

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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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If by review of your journal it is discovered that you failed to obtain a thumbprint from the signer for a deed of trust, what would the financial penalty be?

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When completing the Notary Public application in the section about other names used, Jane omitted her maiden name because she never uses it any more. She received her Notary commission and has taken her oath. She has even done several notarizations. When the Secretary of State discovers the omitted information what will the consequence be?

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