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How to Become a California Notary

Click here for California Notary Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • Legal state resident
  • Must read, write and understand English
  • Cannot have been convicted of felony or crime involving moral turpitude
  • Fingerprints and photograph

Become A California Notary in 3 Steps:

1. Select your state-required California Notary class

Live or online, the NNA's state approved Notary classes will teach you what you need to know to pass the state exam and become a California Notary. We guarantee it.

2. Meet state application requirements

Allow us to reserve a seat for you to take the California Notary exam and to arrange for your LiveScan fingerprinting and application photo. At NNA live California Notary class locations, you are able to complete all your state requirements - training, fingerprints, application photo, Notary exam - in one day.

3. Comply with state law by selecting your supply package

Complete California Notary supply package contains all you'll need, including your Notary bond, official seal and journal, to perform your notarial duties properly and protect yourself against liability.

Download the California Notary Commission Step-by-Step Checklist

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Steps to Become a California Notary

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