As a notary public in the District of Columbia, you have UNLIMITED financial liability on EVERY document you notarize. You do not want to take the office of Notary Public lightly. The District of Columbia 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 District of Columbia 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 District of Columbia notaries public.
Applications must be signed and dated within 30 days of the date of submission.
A letter stating the need for notary services must be prepared by the applicant's employer and submitted with the application. If self-employed, submit the request on company letterhead. The letter submitted must address the need for service provision and how it will positively impact the District of Columbia.
Submit the application to the Office of Notary Commissions and Authentications.
Mail or deliver the completed application, fee and related materials to the following address:
Office of Notary Commissions and Authentications
441 4th Street, NW
Suite 810 South
Washington, DC 20001
No cash is accepted for notary applications.
A representative from the Office of Notary Commissions and Authentications will contact new applicants to schedule the mandatory orientation within three weeks of the submission of an application. The communication should arrive via email unless you do not have an email address. Otherwise, you will be contacted by telephone.
Once mandatory orientation is completed, the office will send candidates a notice letter that contains their commission date and other pertinent information, as well as a bond form, if indicated. The notice and bond form should arrive within a two week period subsequent to attendance at the mandatory orientation.
Notary candidates will obtain their notarial supplies and secure a surety bond for a minimum of $2000. The bond form must be completed by the bond company. Once secured, the notary candidate will bring these items with them to take their oath of commission in the Office of Notary Commissions and Authentications, 441 4th street NW, Suite 810 South.
If you have any questions about the notary commissioning process, call the Office of Notary Commissions and Authentications at (202) 727-3117 or by email.
The office commissions qualified persons as notaries public for five-year terms, authenticates their signatures and maintains the oath of office and the official signature of every Notary Public. If a notary commission is not claimed within 60 days from its issuance, it becomes invalid. Failure to claim the commission within 60 days is not excused for any reason, including non-receipt of the notice. Thereafter, if the applicant wishes to become a District of Columbia commissioned notary, a new application and a new $75 fee must be submitted.
Notaries Public protect against fraud and forgery by acting as an official, unbiased witness to the identity of the person who signs a document. Should you encounter a situation where you have a question or concern, you should seek the advice of legal counsel.
Commission Term: 5 years Minimum Age: 18 years old Residency: Resident or DC Employee Stamp/Seal: Required Journal: Required Bond: $2,000 Application Fee: $75 Eligibility: No major convictions Other: Be able to read and write English
Address: 441 4th Street, NW Suite 810 South Washington DC 20001 Phone: (202) 727-3117 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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