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How to Become a Vermont Notary

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

How to Become a Notary Public in Vermont

    1. Complete the Online Vermont Notary Training Course (not required)
    2. Fill out the application. ( and take the oath of office before a current notary public or other officer as prescribed by law. This officer may be a justice of the supreme court, superior judge, assistant judge, justice of the peace, judge of the district court, or the presiding officer, secretary or clerk of either house of the general assembly or the governor. If the officer is a notary public, that notary need not affix his or her official seal to the certificate of an oath. County clerks and clerks of the district court may certify the oaths administered by them under the seal of the court.
    3. You must then sign the oath form, and have it signed by the officer administering the oath.
    4. You must then present the completed application, along with the $20 fee, to the county clerk ( list of county clerks) in the county in which you reside, for filing and recording.
    5. This may be done in person or by mail.
    6. Your notary commission will become active as soon as your application is approved and filed.
    7. The oath of office is as follows:
You do solemnly swear (or affirm) that you will be true and faithful to the State of Vermont, and that you will not, directly or indirectly, do any act or thing injurious to the Constitution or Government thereof. (If an oath) So help you God. (If an affirmation) Under the pains and penalties of perjury. You do solemnly swear (or affirm) that you will faithfully execute the office of notary public for the county of __________and will therein do equal right and justice to all persons, to the best of your judgment and ability, according to law. (If an oath) So help you God (If an affirmation) Under the pains and penalties of perjury.


Vermont Notary Requirements

Commission Term: 3-4 years, expring on February 10.
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident or employee
Stamp/Seal: Recommended
Journal: Recommended
Application Fee: $30, $15 after Dec. 1, 2018
Eligibility: No felony convictions
Other: Pass a state exam

State Archivist & Director
1078 Route 2, Middlesex
Montpelier, VT 05633-7701

Phone: (802) 828-3700

Important Vermont Notary Links

Vermont State Website
Vermont Notary Application
Vermont Apostilles
Vermont Notary Database
Vermont Notary Handbook