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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 Reasons Why the NNA Is Your #1 Choice When Becoming a Notary

  1. Superior Training Helps You Avoid Costly Mistakes: We train more people to become Notaries in California than anyone else — reserve a seat at a convenient location near you.

  2. Supply Packages Designed Exclusively for New Notaries: Select from supply packages built by experts who've served millions of new Notaries just like you — your satisfaction is guaranteed!

  3. Fast, Easy, Worry-Free: Step-by-step checklist and unlimited toll-free access to our California Notary experts take the worry out of commissioning and performing your duties.

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How to Become a Notary Public in California

Select 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.  Your satisfaction is guaranteed for all Notary education classes!

Obtain 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. 

Complete Your California Notary Application Requirements

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.

Your Guide 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 become Notaries,
more than any other organization in America.

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