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Wisconsin Notary Information


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

How to Become a Notary Public in Wisconsin

    1. Complete the Online Wisconsin Notary Training Course (Not required to become a notary in WI)
    2. Fill out the application.
    3. Complete the Notary Exam
    4. It is your responsibility to provide an engraved official seal or official rubber stamp prior to completing the application form. The seal or stamp may be of any size or shape, but must state only the words “Notary Public”, “State of Wisconsin”, and your name. You must always sign your name exactly as set forth on your notary seal or stamp.
    5. You must complete an application form and a bond/oath form, and submit both forms to the Department of Financial Institutions with the required $20 filing fee. Forms are available from the Department of Financial Institions’ office upon request or may be downloaded through the Internet.

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Wisconsin Notary Requirements


Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: US Resident
Stamp/Seal: Stamp or Embosser
Journal: Recommended
Bond: $500
Application Fee: $20
Eligibility: No major convictions
Other: Be able to read and write English.
8th grade education


Address:
WI Department of Financial Institutions, Notary Records Section
PO Box 7847
Madison, WI 53707-7847

Phone: (608) 266-8915 Option 2
Email: DFINotary@wisconsin.gov

Important Wisconsin Notary Links

Wisconsin State Website
Wisconsin Notary Application
Wisconsin Notary Name Change
Wisconsin Notary Address Change
Wisconsin Notary Database
Wisconsin Notary Handbook



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