Become a Wisconsin Notary Public

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Wisconsin Notary Commission Overview

The step-by-step process for becoming a notary public in the state of Wisconsin is detailed below. Once you are ready to shop for supplies, simply visit our store. As a national provider of notary supplies, notary bonds, insurance, and training, has pretty much everything you need to become a Wisconsin notary public.


Wisconsin Notary Supplies Package

This package includes everything you need to become a Wisconsin notary: a 4-year $500 Wisconsin notary bond, a self-inking Wisconsin notary stamp, and a notary journal.

How to Become a Notary Public in Wisconsin

Step-by-Step Instructions

How to Become a Notary Public in Wisconsin

1. Study and understand the duties and expectations of a Wisconsin notary public, available in Chapter 140 of the Wisconsin Statutes and Chapter DFI-CCS 25 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code.

2. Take and pass the Wisconsin Notary Public Tutorial Exam. Print your exam certificate.

3. Purchase your Wisconsin notary bond and notary stamp.

4. In order to complete the notary application, you must first create an account.

5. Submit your completed application, exam certificate, bond letter, oath of office, and the $20 fee.

6. You will be notified by the Department of Financial Institutions once your application has been approved.

Congratulations! You are now a Wisconsin notary public!


Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: US Resident
Stamp/Seal: Stamp or Embosser
Journal: Recommended
Bond: $500
Application Fee: $20
Eligibility: No major convictions
Other: Be able to read and write English.
8th grade education

WI Department of Financial Institutions, Notary Records Section
PO Box 7847
Madison, WI 53707-7847

Phone: (608) 266-8915 Option 2

What are the requirements to become a notary in Wisconsin?

Source: Wisconsin DFI Notary Public Information

Any United States resident who is at least 18 years of age may apply to become a notary public. “Resident” means a person who maintains a permanent dwelling place in the United States and is in fact living in the United States. The notary applicant must have at least the equivalent of an 8th grade education and pass the WDFI notary exam with a score of 90% or better.
A criminal record showing felonies and crimes involving fraud, dishonesty, or violations of public trust may be admissible evidence for purposes of impeaching a witness’s character for
truthfulness in a court proceeding. Because a notary public must be a credible witness, an applicant’s criminal record must be free from offenses that could used to impeach the notary public’s character for truthfulness. A person convicted of such offenses may only be commissioned as a notary public if the applicant is pardoned of the conviction.