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The one-stop shop for meeting your requirements

Rely on us for first-rate service, state-approved training and exam, helpful how-to's, and everything you need to make getting your Illinois Notary commission easy and worry-free.
Non-resident applicants have different requirements.

What Our Customers
Are Saying

"Filling out and submitting my application was a breeze. The NNA took care of me, start to finish."

Robert G.

"Your system truly works. I have gotten my commission twice with you guys and it's always been easy."

Ana L.

"I love the NNA! I would be lost without the support I receive from them."

Nikki C.

We help thousands of people a year become Notaries. Get your course and exam from a state-approved provider.

Additional Resources

Online application and bond form

Fill out your application easily and securely.

Checklist: Become a Illinois Notary Public

State requirements and step-by-step instructions on the Illinois Notary commission process.

Notary FAQ

Answers to the most commonly asked questions from the Secretary of State.

Why Pick the NNA as Your Notary Bond Provider

To become a Notary in Illinois, you must complete a state-approved training course and exam, submit a Notary Public Application, and purchase a surety bond of $5,000 or $30,000. The NNA is a trusted provider of Notary bonds and supply packages. When you purchase your bond with us, we carefully review your application and submit it to the state on your behalf. Our supply packages are all-inclusive and provide you with your bond, state-required training and exam, stamp, journal, appointment fee, and access to our live NNA hotline for your entire four-year commission. Plus, we provide you with a checklist of the steps your state requires to complete the appointment process.

Non-residents must fill out a non-resident application and purchase a supply package that includes a $5,000 or $30,000 surety bond for a one-year appointment if they wish to become a Notary in Illinois.

The NNA is not a commissioning authority. You are appointed and commissioned by the Illinois Index Department.

IL Notary Public Study Course Provider Certification No. 2024001. Complaints regarding the course provider may be directed to the Illinois Secretary of State’s Index Department by phone: 217-782-7017, or by mail: 111 E Monroe St., Springfield, IL 62756. NNA will not sell or disclose any consumer information provided by the student except as allowed for the purposes of verifying the student's identity, pursuant to IAC 176.240(e).