The NNA Badge – Showing Professionalism and Principles National Notary Association members display an NNA badge to show their commitment to professionalism and dedication to their Notary commission. NNA members have access to unparalleled Notary resources and expert insight that supports them in navigating the complexities of being a Notary Public. The foundation of the NNA's training and practice is the Notary Public Code of Professional Responsibility – a collection of ten "Guiding Principles" defining Notary ethics, standard of practice and professional conduct. Posted on websites and with email salutations, NNA member badges: Exemplify professionalism Reflect integrity Signify membership in the nation's largest and most active Notary association Notaries are Public Officials commissioned by the state and bound by laws that hold them accountable for properly taking acknowledgments, identifying signers, administering oaths and maintaining records in the performance of their notarial acts. The Notary's official commission and all attendant responsibilities belong exclusively to the Notary and no one else. Protecting integrity and the public trust are fundamental to the Notary. Founded in 1957, the National Notary Association (NNA) is the leading authority on the American Notary Public office and recognized nationally and internationally as the preeminent educator and conveyor of ethical best practices for U.S. Notaries.