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How to Become a Nebraska Notary


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

How to Become a Notary Public in Nebraska

1. Request a test from the Nebraska Secretary of State's Office. Applicants are required to pass a written take-home test to obtain a notary public commission.  The required test is only available through the Secretary of State's office.

To request a test, please provide the following information:

  • Applicant's name
  • Applicant's home address
  • Telephone number (optional)

A test may be requested via one of the following means:

  • E-mail: sos.notary@nebraska.gov
  • U.S. mail: Notary Division, P.O. Box 95104, Lincoln, NE 68509-5104
  • Telephone: (402) 471-2558
  • Fax: (402) 471-4429

If you do not pass the first test, you will receive a second test automatically.  If you do not pass the first two tests, you must wait six months before requesting the third and final exam.  If you do not pass the third test, you will not be eligible to take the test again or receive a Notary Public commission.

2. Complete the test without assistance from others and return the completed test to the Secretary of State's Office.  Once scored, you will receive a letter indicating your test results.  Upon passing the test, please submit the following items:

3. Once your application is approved and processed, you will receive your notary commission certificate via regular U.S. mail. 

You must use an ink stamp seal engraved with the following:

  • State of Nebraska
  • General Notary or General Notarial
  • Your name as commissioned
  • The expiration date of the commission

Purchase of an errors and omissions policy is optional, and you do not have to provide proof of such coverage to our office.

 

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Nebraska Notary Requirements


Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 19 years old
Residency: Resident
Stamp/Seal: Inked Stamp
Journal: Recommended
Bond: $15,000
Application Fee: $30
Eligibility: No felony convictions or other convictions involving fraud or dishonesty
Other: Be able to read and write English.
Have read and understand NE notary law.
Pass state exam


Address:

P.O. Box 95104
Lincoln, NE 68509-5104

Phone: (402) 471-2558
Email: sos.notary@nebraska.gov

Important Nebraska Notary Links

Nebraska State Website
Nebraska Notary Application
Nebraska Apostilles
Nebraska Notary Name Change
Nebraska Notary Address Change
Nebraska Notary Handbook