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Welcome to the
Knowledge Center

The Notary Knowledge Center is a hub for both new and experienced Notaries as well as people who are considering becoming a Notary Public. In the sections below, you’ll find everything you need to know from becoming a Notary and performing notarizations, to Notary laws and other helpful resources.

What is a Notary?

Definition of a United States Notary, what they do and why they're needed.

Why Become a Notary?

Make money protecting the public from fraud and identity theft on your schedule.

Notary Seal and Stamp FAQs

Everything you need to know about your Notary stamp and how to use it.

Background Screenings

Everything you need to know about the recommended background screening and how it's scored.

Building Your NSA Business

Discover tips to jumpstart your NSA business and advanced ways to promote your services.

Notary Signing Agent Supplies

Make loan signings easier with these NSA expert-approved tech and books.

Remote, Electronic and Traditional Notarization

Infographic that makes the differences between these types of notarizations clear and easy to understand.

How to Perform RON

General step-by-step description of the process to complete a remote online notarization.

Understanding Notary Technology

Explanation of how eSeals, eSignatures and digital certificates relate to traditional Notary tools.

A Guide to Notarizing for Family Members

As a Notary, how do you stay impartial if the signer is your relative? Here are some helpful tips.

The Difference Between Acknowledgments and Jurats

Knowing the difference between acknowledgments and jurats is vital for Notaries because they complete these documents frequently.

How to Certify a Copy of a Document

Here are some important facts about copy certification all Notaries should know.

New Notary Laws

The latest changes to Notary laws and rules in the United States.

Notary Law Tracking

The legislation and rules currently being considered in the United States.

State Notary Laws

The current Notary laws and rules of every U.S. state and the District of Columbia.