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As of January 1, 2024, the state of Illinois requires you to take a Notary course and pass an exam. All renewal packages include our state approved course and exam, in addition to your state required Notary supplies. 

If you are a non-resident notary, continue here to renew your commission.

How to Renew:

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We help thousands of people a year renew their commission. Get your course and exam from a state-approved training provider.

Additional Resources

Online application and bond form

Fill out your application easily and securely.

Checklist: Renew as an Illinois Notary Public

State requirements and step-by-step instructions on the Illinois Notary renewal process.

Notary FAQs

Answers to commonly asked questions of the Secretary of State.

Why Renew Your Illinois Notary Bond with the NNA

To renew your commission, you are required to complete a training course and exam from a state-approved training provider and submit a new application with a $5,000 or $30,000 Notary bond that covers the four-year commission period. When you purchase a bond through the NNA, we will review your Notary application thoroughly before sending it to the state. Your renewal supply package includes the bond, Notary stamp, appointment fee and access to the NNA hotline. The hotline is staffed with experts who can answer questions about unfamiliar signing situations.

Non-residents who want to renew their commission must submit a non-resident application and purchase a $5,000 or $30,000 bond for a one-year appointment.

The NNA is not a commissioning authority. You are appointed and commissioned by the Illinois Index Department. IL Notary Public Study Course Provider Certification No. 2024001. Complaints regarding the course provider may be directed to the Illinois Secretary of State’s Index Department by phone: 217-782-7017, or by mail: 111 E Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62756. NNA will not sell or disclose any consumer information provided by the student except for the purposes of verifying the student's identity, pursuant to IAC 176.240(e).