All new and renewing California notaries public are required to take a state-approved training course.
As a notary public in the State of California, you have UNLIMITED financial liability on EVERY document you notarize. You do not want to take the office of Notary Public lightly. The California Online Notary Course is the fastest, easiest and most affordable way for you to learn what to do and how to protect yourself as a notary. Whether you are a new or current notary public, you should spend some time learning the laws. It’s less expensive than an attorney consult!
We use the power of the internet to bring an instructor right into your computer. The instructor will teach and reinforce the materials to help you retain and connect with it. We even provide you detailed instructions on how to obtain your commission! The video can be accessed at any time, from any computer, tablet or phone with internet access. Plus, you can re-watch the videos as many times as you like.
Immediate Access – No Delays!
Because we value your time, upon receipt of your payment, you will IMMEDIATELY be granted with access to your notary course. You can start your California notary training in just a few minutes!
Your course includes a social forum to ask questions and receive responses from your instructor and other students in a classroom-style discussion.
Instant Access to Your Proof of Completion Certificate
After completing the course, you will have access to a Proof of Completion Certificate. Display it proudly to show you take your notary commission seriously and that you are well-trained in the laws and procedures of California notaries public.
Save money by ordering your training, supplies and bond together in a custom notary supply package. Choose only the items you need or want. If you do not wish to save money you can order the Training Only.
You must register AT LEAST two weeks in advance to guarantee a seat. You may show up to an exam location as "stand-by." We recommend you show up at least an hour early.
You will receive a letter in the mail saying 'You have passed'
After the seminar, you can go online to: https://cmas.cpshr.us/CMAS/ to view your test score. To obtain your password, call CPS at (916) 263-3520. Test results should be posted 8-10 business days after the exam.
Wait for your commission paperwork to arrive (8-12 weeks from exam date). For renewing notaries, the commission paperwork for the new commission will be mailed out no sooner than 1 month prior to commission expiration.
You can check current processing times here: http://www.sos.ca.gov/notary/processing-times/
Order your official notary stamp/embosser and bond
Commission Term: 4 years Minimum Age: 18 years old Residency: California Resident Stamp/Seal: Inked Stamp Journal: Required Bond: $15,000 Application Fee: $40 (test and application) Eligibility: No felony convictions or disqualifying misdemeanors. Other: Mandatory Education, State Exam, Background Check
Address: Notary Public Section P.O. Box 942877 Sacramento, CA 94277-0001 Phone: (916) 653-3595