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About the NNA

The National Notary Association (NNA), founded in 1957, is the leading authority on the American Notary Public office and recognized nationally and internationally as the preeminent educator and promulgator of ethical best practices for U.S. Notaries.

As the largest and oldest organization serving the nation’s 4.4 million Notaries, the nonprofit professional Association serves a membership that represents every U.S. state and jurisdiction — and many other countries — by promoting notarial best practices that bolster consumer protection and by inspiring Notaries to excel in their important role as deterrents to fraud.

Working to preserve the Notary’s national public trust, the NNA also promotes understanding about the Notary’s important role and duties in society. It has drafted and published the Model Notary Act to help lawmakers enact effective legislation, and created The Notary Public Code of Professional Responsibility — a comprehensive standard for Notary ethics, best practices and professional conduct.

Through its educational programs and its member-support services, the NNA provides the guidance Notaries need to comply with state laws, rules and requirements; to safeguard themselves and their employers from liability; to manage risk in order to prevent fraud and identity crimes; to perform professionally at the highest ethical level; and to take advantage of the opportunities that regularly emerge for highly trained and reliable professional Notaries.