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Become a Notary in California

California requires all applicants to complete training, pass an exam, and purchase supplies to become a Notary. Rely on us to guide you — we've been doing it since 1957.

Become a Notary Public in California.

Three Reasons Why the NNA is California's #1 Notary Training Provider

  1. Superior Training Ensures You Pass Your Notary Exam: With over 55 years of experience, we guarantee you'll pass.

  2. Fast, Easy, Worry-free: step-by-step checklist and unlimited access to our Notary experts take the worry out of commissioning and performing your Notary duties.

  3. Supply Packages for New Notaries Come with Protection: Built by experts who've served millions of new Notaries just like you. NNA supplies come with a money-back guarantee so there is no risk to you. 

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Meet Commission Requirements with #1 Notary Association

Complete mandatory 6-hour training and Notary exam
  • Live or online state-approved classes are convenient and close to you
  • Reserved seat for CA Notary exam
  • We guarantee you'll pass!
Purchase your supply package, which includes:
  • $15,000 required Notary surety bond
  • Notary seal stamp and journal
  • Unlimited access to California Notary experts for length of commission

Start your journey now to become a California Notary!

NNA rocks! I got a 96 on my exam thanks to the awesome training by NNA!

Kate S.

Requirements to Become
a California Notary

  • 18 years of age
  • Legal state resident
  • Must read, write and understand English
  • Cannot have been convicted of felony or crime involving moral turpitude
  • Fingerprints and photograph


Since 1957, we’ve helped MILLIONS to become Notaries,
more than any other organization in America.

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