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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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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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How much would a Notary be fined for negligent failure to obtain a thumbprint on a document that involved real property or a Power of Attorney?

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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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When a Notary falsifies an acknowledgment, the Secretary of State may determine that this act is a:

5 / 45

A Notary applicant receives their commission packet from the Secretary of State, how long do they have to file their oath and bond from the commencement date listed on their commission.

6 / 45

Dan Withers works as a dispatcher at a police station. His employer asks him to become a Notary and pays for his supplies. Dan can do all of the following except:

7 / 45

According to the Secretary of State, what Notary act is most frequently completed by California Notaries?

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A Notary who willfully kept two journals and notarized at work in one journal and outside of work in the other would be guilty of a _______.  Fill in the blank.

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

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

15 / 45

Why are two credible witnesses used instead of one?

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A Notary Public charged a total of $45 for a notarization, $15 for an acknowledgment and $30 for a travel fee. However,
the Notary Public did not travel.  What is the maximum penalty for this violation?

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A Notary Public is guilty of a _____ if the Notary Public willfully fails to keep his or her Notary Public seal under the Notary Public’s direct and exclusive control or if the Notary Public willfully surrenders the Notary Public’s seal to any person not authorized to possess it. Fill in the blank.

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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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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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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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Some on would be considered a  “duly authorized person” if they:

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

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

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

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How many days do you have to file your commission:

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When requested to do a Notarization on a document written in a language the Notary can not read the Notary should:

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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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What makes an acknowledgment authentic?

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

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Which method of ID is not acceptable?

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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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To become a Notary Public you must:

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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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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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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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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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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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A busy Loan Signing Agent uses the strategy of filling out one journal entry for the first notarization during the signing and then completes the rest of their journal entries when they get home. What is the maximum fine for this infraction?

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The 3 types of satisfactory evidence are:

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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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Federal Civil Service employees may:

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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:

45 / 45

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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Official California Notary Public Seminar – October Weeknight

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Official California Notary Public Seminar – November Weeknight

November 9, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm ONLINE

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