Notary Bulletin Hotline Tip: Certifying An Event By NNA Staff on August 17, 2009 in Hotline Tips Notaries often are asked to certify that certain events or actions have occurred. The problem is, unless you live in the state of Washington, U.S. Notaries are not permitted to certify events themselves. However, if you are a Washington Notary, you may certify that an event has occurred or an act has been performed. Such certification is based on either the Notary's personal knowledge or on the oath or affirmation of a credible witness. Outside Washington state, you may execute a jurat for a signer who attended the event and is signing a sworn written statement that it took place. 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.