Notary Bulletin Hotline Tip: What Is A Loose Certificate? By NNA Staff on October 01, 2009 in Hotline Tips A loose certificate is a notarial certificate that is contained on a separate sheet of paper and is not part of the original document. It is attached — usually stapled — to the document’s signature page. It’s used when: No notarial wording is provided on the document. The provided certificate wording doesn’t comply with state requirements. There is no room for the seal on the document. The preprinted certificate has already been used by another Notary. 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.