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Become a Notary in California

Since 1957 the NNA has been serving the nation's Notaries. Let us help guide you through the process to become a California Notary.

Become a Notary Public in California.

Three Easy Steps to Become a California Notary

  1. Select your required California Notary Class: We train more people to become Notaries in California than anyone else — reserve a seat at a convenient location near you.

  2. Obtain Your State-Required Supplies. The NNA has created Notary supply packages to make the commission process easier for you and give you everything you need to become a Notary. 

  3. Complete Your California Notary Application Requirements. We serve you from start to finish.  Download your California Commissioning Checklist. We make commissioning easy and worry-free. 

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How to Become a Notary Public in California

process1.PNGSelect Your California Required Notary Class

California requires a 6-hour training class to become a Notary. The NNA offers both live and online state-approved Notary classes that will teach you what you need to know to pass the state exam.  We guarantee it. 

Step 2Obtain Your State-Required Supplies

All our California Notary supply packages contain all you'll need to become a California Notary and to perform your notarial duties, including your Notary bond, official Notary stamp, and journal. Our Complete Notary package provides you with the additional tools and resources you will need to be a protected and competent Notary. 

Step 3 Complete Your California Notary Application Requirements

We will guide you through the entire Notary commissioning process.  We provide an easy to follow California Commissioning Checklist and have California Notary experts that you can call at any point in the process.  At any NNA live California Notary class location, you are able to complete all your state requirements — training, fingerprints, application photo, and Notary exam in one day.

Let Us Guide You to Becoming a California Notary


The NNA is a great organization. They have some of the best Notary supplies on the market.


Requirements to Become
a California Notary

  • 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


Since 1957, we’ve helped MILLIONS to renew as Notaries,
more than any other organization in America.

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