Importance of Arkansas Notary Training

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

How to Become a Notary Public in Arkansas
Step by Step Instructions

  1. Complete the Online Arkansas Notary Training Course (not required)
  2. Obtain a $7,500 Surety Bond.
  3. Complete the online Arkansas Notary Application. Upon completion, print the application and mail it with a COPY of your Surety Bond (not the application for the Surety Bond). You must also include a $20 check or money order made payable to Arkansas Secretary of State.
  4. After your application has been received and processed by the Secretary of State's office, they will send to you three (3) Notary Public Certificate/Notary Public Oath forms containing the oath of office and a Commission Identification Number. DO NOT complete the Oath of Office until you take them, along with your ORIGINAL BOND, to the circuit clerk of your county of residence. (Remember, you are commissioned in your county of residence, but you are able to notarize throughout the State of Arkansas.) You must return an original filed Notary Public Certificate/Notary Public Oath form to the Secretary of State’s Business and Commercial Services Division. Make sure you keep one of the original Certificate/Oath forms for your records. The Secretary of State’s office will then issue your notary wallet card.

FILING TIME: You have thirty (30) days from the date of your commission to file your oath with the circuit clerk. Your commission date is issued by the Secretary of State’s office.


Commission Term: 10 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident or AR employee residing in bordering state
Stamp/Seal: Required
Journal: Recommended
Bond: $7,500
Application Fee: $20
Eligibility: No felony convictions.
No notary commission revoked in past 10 years
Other: Be able to read and write English

1401 West Capitol
Ste. 250
Little Rock, AR 72201-1094

Phone: 888-233-0325 or 501-682-3409