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How to Become a Illinois Notary


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

How to Become a Notary Public in Illinois

  1. Complete the Online Illinois Notary Training Course (not required)
  2. Complete your notary application with the name you would like to appear on your certificate. Please understand that all notarizations will need to be performed using this name. Application included in course.
  3. The Secretary of State determines the effective date of your commission, not the bonding company.
  4. Notify your bonding company of the effective date of your commission after;
  5. You have registered with the county clerk. This bond will expire when your commission does.
  6. Your commission is not complete until you register the appointment with the county clerk's office.
  7. Do not purchase your notary public seal until you have received your notary commission from the county clerk's office.

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Illinois Notary Requirements


Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident or Employee
Stamp/Seal: Inked Stamp
Journal: Recommended
Bond: $5,000
Application Fee: $10
Eligibility: No major convictions ( must swear to a list of questions on application)
Other: Be able to read and write English


Address:
111 E. Monroe

Springfield, IL 62756

Phone: 217-782-7017

Important Illinois Notary Links

Illinois State Website
Illinois Notary Application
Illinois Apostilles
Illinois Notary Database
Illinois Notary Handbook



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