You’ve been thinking about becoming a notary public, but you’re not sure if you can do it. Additionally thinking about taking that leap, but you’re worried about what comes next. Want to know the notary public eligibility requirements? Read on….
If you’re considering becoming a notary public in California, here’s what you need to know:
Don’t be. I’m here to tell you: it’s totally possible, and we can help.
Let’s break down the requirements for becoming a notary public in California:
1). Be a California resident at the time of appointment
To begin with, you have to be a legal resident of California at the time of your appointment. You do not have to be a US Citizen however must be a resident of the state.
2). Be 18 years old or older at the time of appointment
You also have to be 18 years old and have completed one of the courses approved by the Secretary of State. We have just such a class available right now: Notary Public Class.
3). Complete a course of study
(We have Notary Classes on our site both live and online classes available)
State law requires notary public commission issuance once you have taken notary education to understand how to perform your notary acts. You’ll need to complete an approved course of study with an instructor approved by the California Secretary of State. These classes are offered with us both online and live in person training.
4). Pass an examination;
Before a notary public commission is issued you must take and pass your state exam. We offer in person training and exams. Visit here to book.
5). Pass a background check.
Once you’ve passed our course and exam, it’s time for your background check. This is really important—if the Secretary finds anything in your past that would make him question whether or not you’re fit for the position, then he won’t appoint you as a notary public. All application convicted of a felony may not be granted a notary commission.