Notary Bulletin Hotline Tip: What Is A Corporate Officer? By NNA Staff on July 27, 2009 in Hotline Tips A corporate officer is an agent appointed to conduct business for a corporation. The term commonly refers to a senior executive, such as a president or chief executive officer. Some states have special rules for notarizing for corporate officers. Alabama, for example, uses specific acknowledgment certificate wording for a person representing a corporation. California prohibits its Notaries from certifying a signer's capacity, so a California Notary cannot notarize certificate wording that states, "I certify John Doe is president of XYZ Incorporated." If a signer wishes to sign specifically in the capacity as a corporate officer, be sure to comply with all applicable state notarial laws. Email Share Leave a Comment Required * Name * Email *(for verfication purposes only) Comment * Enter the text shown in this image *(text is case sensitive)All comments are reviewed and if approved, will display.