Notary Bulletin

Hotline Tip: Making Corrections

While you are not responsible for the contents of the document being notarized, you are responsible for the accuracy of information contained in the notarial certificate. So if you make a mistake on a notarial certificate, you are the only one who can correct it.

The solution is simple. Cross out the incorrect information, write in the correct information, and initial and date it. Anyone reviewing the certificate later knows that you are the one who made the change. You should also note the correction in your journal so there is a record in case questions arise later.

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Quiz: The Many Types Of Notarial Acts

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.

(A link to the correct answers is provided at the end of the quiz.)

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