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Renew as a North Carolina Notary

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

Notary Public Renewal in North Carolina

Renew Your Commission Quickly and Easily

  1. Obtain your state-required seal and supplies from America’s Notary leader 

  2. Complete your North Carolina Notary application and submit it to the state. 

  3. Download your North Carolina Commissioning Checklist for a step-by-step guide  to quickly and easily renew your commission. 

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How to Renew as a North Carolina Notary in Three Easy Steps

Step 1 Obtain your state-required seal and recommended supplies

The NNA will provide everything you need to help complete your North Carolina Notary renewal, including your official seal stamp and supplies. 

Step 2 Complete your North Carolina Notary application
Complete the North Carolina Notary Public Application following the instructions on the North Carolina Secretary of State website.

Step 3 Renew your North Carolina Notary Commission

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 Guide You to Renewing as a North Carolina Notary


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


Requirements to Become
a North Carolina Notary

  • 18 years of age
  • Reside - or have a regular place of work or business - in North Carolina; Non-resident applicants must produce proof-of-employment statement from employer on company letterhead for a commission (commission valid only in the county where regularly employed or maintaining a business)
  • Reside legally in the United States
  • Must read, write, speak and understand English
  • Possess high school diploma or equivalent
  • Purchase and keep as reference most recent manual approved by Secretary of State describing duties and authority of Notaries
  • No less than 10 years since incarceration, probation or parole


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

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