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Become a New York Notary

Trusted by state commissioning authorities since 1957, the NNA is the undisputed leader in serving and educating New York Notaries

Become a Notary Public in New York

Three Reasons Why More New York Notaries Choose the NNA

  1. Commission specialists trained to help answer questions on how to become a New York Notary. 

  2. Download your New York Commissioning Checklist and discover the steps you need to take to become a New York Notary. 

  3. Our newly redesigned NY Exam Prep Course provides the information you need to pass the Notary Public Exam.   

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Let the NNA Help You Become a New York Notary

Obtain your state-required supplies and prepare for the exam
Select your complete Notary supply package. Each option includes convenient online test preparation for the required New York Notary state exam. You'll learn all you need to pass the exam with confidence and become a New York Notary.

Complete your New York Notary application
The Department of State will provide your Notary Public Application and "pass slip" once you have taken and passed the Notary Public examination. Then download your step-by-step Commissioning Checklist to help you become a New York Notary.

Become a New York Notary
When you have obtained your commission, scan and email a copy of your Commission Certificate to or fax to 1-800-833-1211.

Let Us Be Your Guide to Becoming a New York Notary

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


Requirements to Become
a New York Notary

  • 18 years of age
  • State resident or have an office or place of business in New York
  • Must read, write and understand English
  • Be of good moral character
  • Must have the equivalent of "common school education"
  • No conviction of a felony or certain misdemeanors unless an executive pardon or a parole board certificate of good conduct has been received


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

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