The Importance of Michigan Notary Training

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

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

    1. Complete the Online Michigan Notary Training Course (highly recommended)
    2. Fill out the application clearly and completely.
      • Use None or N/A if not applicable.
      • Use zeros for Phone numbers or Business zip code if not applicable.
    3. Order $10,000.00 Michigan Notary Bond and Application
    4. Take the surety bond and completed application to the county clerk’s office.
      • (For a $10.00-$20.00 fee the Clerk will file your bond, administer an Oath and return the application to you).
    5. Mail the original completed application and the $10.00 filing fee to the address on the application. Make checks made payable to State of Michigan.
    6. Look for the commission card and certificate in your email. Allow 4-6 weeks for processing. Please check all spam folders.
    7. Check the status of your appointment on our website. Bookmark this site to visit later. (Note, Do not perform notarial acts until you are listed as “Active” on the state website or you have received your commission information!)



Commission Term: Not less than 6 years and no more than 7 years, expires on the notary's birthday.
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident or Employee
Stamp/Seal: Not Required
Journal: Recommended
Bond: $10,000
Application Fee: $10
Eligibility: If convicted of a felony, 10 years must have passed from the completion of sentence, parol and/or paying of fines.
Other: Be able to read and write English

Office of the Great Seal
7064 Crowner Drive
Lansing, MI 48918

Phone: (800) 767-6424

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To meet the qualifications of a Michigan Notary Public, all the following must be met by the applicant.

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a Michigan resident or maintain a place of business in Michigan
  • Be a U.S. citizen or possess proof of legal presence
  • Be a resident of the county in which you request appointment (if you do not reside in Michigan, maintain a principal place of business in the county you request appointment)
  • Read and write in the English language
  • Be free of any felony convictions within the past 10 years (if previously convicted of a felony, the 10-year period includes completion of the sentence for that crime, any term of imprisonment, parole, or probation, and payment of all fines, costs, and assessments)
  • Have not been convicted of 2 or more misdemeanor offenses involving a violation of the Michigan Notary Public Act within a 12-month period while commissioned, or 3 or more misdemeanor offenses involving a violation of this Act within a 5-year period regardless of being commissioned
  • Have filed with the appropriate county clerk a proper surety bond in the amount of $10,000 and taken the oath of office as prescribed by the State Constitution (Michigan licensed attorneys are exempt
  • Sign a declaration that all information on your application for Michigan Notary Public Commission is correct, that you have read the Michigan Notary Public Act, and that you will perform all notarial acts faithfully
  • Are not currently serving a term of imprisonment in any state, county or federal correctional facility is prohibited from being appointed or serving as a notary public