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Ohio Notary Information


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

How to Become a Notary Public in Ohio

    1. Complete the Online Ohio Notary Training Course (not required)
 
    1. Contact the County Clerk in your county of residence to obtain the phone number of the Bar Association and get the test information for your county.
 
    1. After you take the county test, the judge will recommend you for appointment to the Governor.
 
    1. After you are notified of your appointment, go to the County Clerk and file your oath and bond and receive your commission.
 
    1. Make a COPY of your commission and send it to Notary.net and get you official stamp and seal. Also order a journal if you do not already have one.
 

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Ohio Notary Requirements


Commission Term: 5 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident or Non-resident OH Attorney
Stamp/Seal: Required
Journal: Recommended
Application Fee: Varies by county
Eligibility: No major convictions
Other: Be able to read and write English


Address:
Ohio Secretary of State
P.O. Box 1658
Columbus, OH 43216-1658

Phone: (614) 644-4559 or (614) 466-2566

Important Ohio Notary Links

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



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