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New York Notary Exam – Albany
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Sunday, June 30, 2019
New York Notary Public Walk-In Exam
Notary Test Procedures
You can register for the exam at the test center, on the day of the exam. Seats are limited and assigned on a first-come/first-served basis. If you are late, you will not be admitted into the exam.
What To Bring
A form of government issued signature identification which must be photo-bearing. Your identification MUST BE
CURRENT (not expired) and from the following list:
- Driver’s license
- State issued identification (ex. non-driver ID)
- Military ID
- United States Passport
- Employment Authorization Card (issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services)
- United States INS issued ID
- Certificate of US citizenship
- Foreign Passport
- IDNYC (NYC Resident ID card)
- Brazilian, Mexican, Honduran or Ecuadorian Consular ID
$15 examination fee. You may pay by check or money order made payable to the Department of State or charge the
fee to MasterCard or Visa. Cash will not be accepted. Examination fees are nonrefundable. A $20 fee will be
charged for any returned check.
NYC Notary Test Center Policies
Cellular phones, beepers and any other electronic devices MUST be turned off during the exam.
Dictionaries, books, other reference materials, large bags and briefcases are not allowed at the test center. Do not bring
these materials to the test center as there is no place to store them.
Eating, drinking or smoking is not permitted at the test center. If you bring food or beverages, you will be asked to dispose of
them before entering the test center.
Visitors, guests and children are not permitted at the test center.
Any person found using notes, books, or other aids; giving or receiving help; removing examination materials or
notes from the test center; causing a disturbance or engaging in practices contrary to the rules of proper
examination conduct will be dismissed from the test center. Any decisions regarding disciplinary measures will be
made by the Exam Supervisor at the Department of State.
All exam results are reported as either passed or failed; you will not get a numerical score.
You will be notified by mail as soon as your exam results are available.
If you pass the written exam, you will receive a notice in the mail. Apply by submitting your application form and license fee.
(Complete application details are provided in the application form instructions.)
If you fail the written exam, you will receive a notice in the mail. You may retake the exam on another date and time of your
Examination results are only valid for a period of two years.
About the Exam
Exam topics include: License law, general terms and information related to the duties and functions of a notary public, as
outlined in the “Notary Public License Law” booklet available from the Division of Licensing Services. Need help Passing the New York Notary Exam? Try our online video training course. With our help, we guarantee you will pass: New York Notary Online Course
Applicants will be allowed 1 hour to complete the test. The allotted time begins at the conclusion of the instructions.
This exam is offered in the following languages: Spanish, Haitian-Creole, Italian, Korean, Russian and Chinese.
If you wish to take the exam in one of these languages, please notify an exam proctor when you report for the test center.