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Knowledge Center

The Notary Knowledge Center is a hub for both new and experienced Notaries as well as people who are considering becoming a Notary Public. In the sections below, you’ll find everything you need to know from becoming a Notary and performing notarizations, to Notary laws and other helpful resources.

How to Become a Notary

Step-by-step instructions and state requirements for anyone looking to become a Notary.

Determine if ID is Acceptable for Notarization

Aside from driver's licenses, there are other IDs and ways you can verify a signer's identity.

Notary Fees By State

Find out how much you can charge for acknowledgments, jurats and other services.

How to Become a Notary Signing Agent

Step-by-step guide to becoming a Notary Signing Agent, including eligibility and background screening requirements.

Signing Agent State Restrictions

Find if your state has certain restrictions that may affect your ability to handle loan signings.

Rescission Calendar

Determine the borrower's rescission period.

How to Become a Remote Online Notary

Step-by-step process of becoming a remote online Notary in your state, including eligibility and technology requirements.

How to Perform RON

General step-by-step description of the process to complete a remote online notarization.

Remote Online Notarization Platforms

Detailed comparison of the top remote notarization providers for Notaries.

A Guide to Notarizing for Family Members

As a Notary, how do you stay impartial if the signer is your relative? Here are some helpful tips.

The Difference Between Acknowledgments and Jurats

Knowing the difference between acknowledgments and jurats is vital for Notaries because they complete these documents frequently.

How to Certify a Copy of a Document

Here are some important facts about copy certification all Notaries should know.

New Notary Laws

The latest changes to Notary laws and rules in the United States.

Notary Law Tracking

The legislation and rules currently being considered in the United States.

State Notary Laws

The current Notary laws and rules of every U.S. state and the District of Columbia.