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Have you made a Notary Mistake?

As notary public instructors, we’ve found many common mistakes made by notaries who are just starting. Today we’re going to run through some of the most common notary errors made, and from what we’ve encountered in our time as notary instructors. Hoping this guide can help you.

Common Mistake #1: Not requiring the physical presence of all document signers.

Most importantly make sure to get the identity of the individual. Check your state requirements for types of identification that are acceptable.  Make sure as well to examine the contents of the document for completeness before completing the notarization.

Common Mistake #2: Not reading the certificate contents carefully.

Make sure you grasp what notarial act you are performing. For example, does it require oath or acknowledgment?

Common Mistake #3: Not using your name on commission

The name you wrote the Notary certificate must always match the name entered on your official Notary Commission.

Common Mistake #4: Not verifying the signer’s identity.

Identifying the signer is critical.

Common Mistake #5: Not using your official notary signature to sign the document

A common question asked is “does a notary have to sign or just stamp”? Your signature must always match the signature filed with your commissioning.

Common Mistake #6:  Not using notary venue

Remember that the venue is the location of signing, and must be accurate for each notarization.

Common Mistake #7: Not checking the date to assure it’s correct

With time going by fast, always check your calendar as postdates or incorrect dates are not allowed.

Common Mistake #8: Forgetting your title

In California, notaries must include the title for each certificate of acknowledgment form they notarize. Make sure your commission name is printed and your “Notary Public” title is applied. Failure to do so may result in the rejected document (s).

Common Mistake #9: Rushing through the signing

Always take your time. Don’t overthink. Don’t overbook. Make sure to always perform your official acts correctly.

Common Mistake #10: Not learning state requirements

Know your state laws. Know what’s required from your state. 

Common Mistake #11: Not being prepared for notary signings

We offer an introductory course to start your career as a notary public if you need assistance getting ready. 

Common Mistake #12: Using your notary stamp wrong

Lastly, a common question from notaries is “does a notarized document need a notarial seal”? The answer is you; notaries always should be aware of their job relating to stamping the document.

Documents should be stamped, sealed, and delivered for signers. For instance, with notary acknowledgments ca. Acknowledgments are sometimes filed later so making sure a good impression is done works great.

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Notary Public Class is the leading notary school in the state of California. Whether you are looking to become a Notary or to renew your current commission as a California Notary Public, Notary Public Class is the go-to option. We have the best courses and study materials that are state-approved and that will thoroughly prepare you to pass the State Notary Public Exam on your first attempt. We have an impeccable reputation as the best notary trainers in the field, and our enviable track record of high passing rates coupled with our high sense of professionalism is what makes us the first call for new and renewing notaries all over California. Our Notary Public materials are designed by notary experts to simulate reality and ensure that all our applicants are well acquainted with real-life instances that will require them to perform their notary duties. A Notary Public Class, our goal is to provide our students with all the help they need to achieve their dream of becoming a notary public or renewing as a notary public.