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Confusing Certificates

By David Thun on June 25, 2014 - Completing notarial certificate wording is an essential part of notarizing signatures. But what do you do if the certificate is presented to you with some or all of its information filled in? Or even filled in with the wrong information? Or the wording isn’t normally used in your state? Take our quiz and see how you would deal with confusing certificate situations.

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Quiz: The Many Types Of Notarial Acts

By David Thun on February 05, 2014 - Notaries perform many different duties for the public — and it’s easy to lose track of the different acts and what states they’re authorized in. Test your familiarity with common — and uncommon — notarial acts.

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Quiz: International Notarizations

By David Thun on January 08, 2014 - When documents are sent between the U.S. and other countries, they present additional challenges when notarizing — including foreign language issues, international legal requirements and more. How ready are you to take on the challenge of international documents? Take our quiz and find out.

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Quiz: Foreign Languages

By David Thun on September 19, 2013 - It's essential to know what steps to take if you meet a signer who doesn't speak your language or if you're asked to notarize a document written in a tongue you aren't fluent in. Take our quiz to see if you know the best way to resolve foreign language issues during a notarization.

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Quiz: Dealing With Expired ID

By David Thun on August 06, 2013 - Identifying a document signer is a Notary’s most important role, but it becomes a lot trickier when the signer’s identification has expired. What do you do then? Take our quiz to test how much you know about handling expired identification.

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Quiz: Taking Care Of Your Tools

By David Thun on June 13, 2013 - You know how to use your seal and journal of notarial acts, but what happens if someone asks to borrow them? What do you do with them when traveling, and what steps must be followed when they are obsolete? Take our quiz and test your knowledge of caring for tools of your office.

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Quiz: E and O

By David Thun on April 13, 2013 - Knowing what your Errors and Omissions policy covers is an important part of keeping yourself safe from liability. Take our quiz and see if you can separate the E&O facts from fiction.

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Quiz: Journal Issues

By David Thun on March 14, 2013 - Keeping a journal of your notarial acts is essential to protecting your signers from fraud and yourself from liability. Do you know the best methods for recording entries, protecting the privacy of signer information and how to deal with requests to see entries? Take our quiz and test your knowledge of journal best practices.

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Quiz: Relationships And Notarization

By David Thun on February 14, 2013 - Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating relationships — but for Notaries, relationships to a loved one, spouse or family member can be challenging when performing their duties. A signer’s relationship to a Notary or other people sometimes even requires the Notary to decline a request for notarial services. Take our quiz to see how much you know about different relationship situations and how they affect notarial acts.

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Quiz: Commission Renewal

By David Thun on January 03, 2013 - It’s a time to start fresh and make changes — and for many Notaries, it’s time to prepare to renew commissions. But sometimes mistakes and misunderstanding can lead to a new commission being delayed, or even putting a hold on performing notarial acts. Take our quiz and test your understanding of the commission renewal process.

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