Acknowledgments are the most commonly used notarial act. This act confirms the signer personally appeared and was appropriately identified by a notary public. The notary ensures the signer’s willingness to sign and awareness at this time and completes a California notary acknowledgment certificate.
Fun fact: with notary acknowledgments, a signer can sign their document, as long as they acknowledge being the document’s signer.
When the document is acknowledged, the notary public completes a certificate and places their notary signature and notary seal as confirmation.