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!

2022 California Notary Practice Exam

1 / 45

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?

2 / 45

Which of these statements is not true for a Notary who practices law without a license?

3 / 45

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

4 / 45

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.

5 / 45

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.

6 / 45

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

7 / 45

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?

8 / 45

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

9 / 45

An Acknowledgement indicates that:

10 / 45

If a Notary commits or omits acts constituting suspension or revocation of their commission, they will have a right to a hearing unless:

11 / 45

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

12 / 45

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:

13 / 45

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

14 / 45

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

15 / 45

Which one does not need a thumbprint

16 / 45

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.

17 / 45

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

18 / 45

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?

19 / 45

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

20 / 45

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?

21 / 45

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

22 / 45

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

23 / 45

What year did mandatory education for notaries become a law?

24 / 45

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?

25 / 45

A Notary can refuse service when_____. Fill in the blank.

26 / 45

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

27 / 45

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?

28 / 45

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?

29 / 45

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

30 / 45

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

31 / 45

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

32 / 45

Why are two credible witnesses used instead of one?

33 / 45

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.

34 / 45

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

35 / 45

To become a Notary Public you must:

36 / 45

A Commissioned Notary gets tired of writing so much in their Official Notary Public Journal and begins to stop writing all the required information, they will be charged with?

37 / 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:

38 / 45

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

39 / 45

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

40 / 45

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

41 / 45

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:

42 / 45

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?

43 / 45

What county should I file in?

44 / 45

What’s the difference between a jurat and an acknowledgment?

45 / 45

What makes an acknowledgment authentic?

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