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Iowa Notary Information


As a notary public in the State of Iowa, you have UNLIMITED financial liability on EVERY document you notarize. You do not want to take the office of Notary Public lightly. The Iowa 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!

Interactive Iowa Notary Course Features:

Video Instruction

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 Iowa notary training in just a few minutes!

Instant Access

Social Interaction

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 Iowa notaries public.

How to Become a Notary Public in Iowa

  1. Complete the Online Iowa Notary Training Course (not required)
  2. Complete an application for appointment as a notary public on a form prescribed by the secretary of state. https://sos.iowa.gov/business/pdf/applicant.pdf
  3. Remit the sum of thirty dollars to the secretary of state. However, persons appointed as notaries public under section 9E.3, subsection 2, are   not subject to the fee imposed by this subsection. (Government employee notaries)
  4. When the secretary of state determines that the requirements of this section are satisfied, the secretary shall execute and deliver a certificate of commission to the person appointed.

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Iowa Notary Requirements


Commission Term: 3 years (Resident), 1 year (Non-resident)
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident or employee from bordering state
Stamp/Seal: Required
Journal: Recommended
Application Fee: $30
Eligibility: No felony convictions
Other: Be able to read and write English


Address:
Lucas Building, 1st Floor
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319

Phone: (515) 281-5204
Email: sos@sos.iowa.gov

Important Iowa Notary Links

Iowa State Website
Iowa Notary Application
Iowa Apostilles
Iowa Notary Name Change
Iowa Notary Address Change
Iowa Notary Database
Iowa Notary Handbook



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