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Rhode Island Notary

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How to Become a Rhode Island Notary

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

How to Become a Notary Public in Rhode Island

  1. Complete the Online Rhode Island Notary Training Course (not required)
  2. Call 1-401-222-1487 and request a NOTARY PUBLIC application.
  3. Completely fill out the application.
  4. Send or take the application to the Board of Canvassers in your city or town to verify residency and voter eligibility.
  5. Have the application notarized by a commissioned notary.
  6. Pursuant to state law, the filing fee is $80.00.
  7. Checks must be made payable to the Secretary of State. Return application with filing fee to Office of the Secretary of State, Corporations Division, Notary Public Section, 148 W. River Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02904-2615.
  8. The Notary Section can be reached at 222-1487, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
  9. You will receive your Notary Commission in the mail in approximately three (3) weeks.
  10. Make a copy of your commission and send it to and get your official stamp and seal. Order a journal if you do not already have one.


Rhode Island Notary Requirements

Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident and registered voter or Member of state bar or Certain elected officials
Stamp/Seal: Recommended
Journal: Recommended
Application Fee: $80
Eligibility: Have good moral character
Other: Be able to read and write English

148 West River Street
Providence, RI 02904-2615

Phone: (401) 222-3040

Important Rhode Island Notary Links

Rhode Island State Website
Rhode Island Notary Application
Rhode Island Apostilles
Rhode Island Notary Name Change
Rhode Island Notary Address Change
Rhode Island Notary Database
Rhode Island Notary Handbook