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About Notaries Public

What is a Notary Public?

Learn what a Notary Public is and what they do.

Why Become a Notary?

Five reasons why you should pursue your Notary Public commission.

Being a Public Official

Discover what it means to be a Public Official.

What is Notarization?

Find the definition of notarization plus the most common notarial acts here.

Notary History

A brief history of the traditional Notary.

Notaries and Notarios

Find out the difference between a Notary and Notario.

Becoming a Notary Public

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How to Become a Notary

Step-by-step guide on becoming a traditional Notary Public in your state, including training and exam requirements.

How to Renew Your Notary Commission

Take these steps to renew your Notary commission before it expires.

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Notary Forms

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Tips and Tutorials

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