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Welcome to the
Notary
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.

Notary Laws

Stay up to date with the laws, rules and other policies that impact Notaries.

Special Reports

Data, reports and white papers on issues that affect Notaries nationwide.

Video Library

Experts answer common questions and share insight about tricky situations.

Background Screening FAQs

Understand the NSAs role and why the mortgage finance industry requires it.

Starting An NSA Business

Tips to get your business off the ground and steps to find loan signing work.

Notary Signing Agent Business Tools

Directories, communities, resources, supplies and tools for NSAs.

Remote, Electronic And Traditional Notarization

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

How To Do A Remote Online Notarization

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.

Model Electronic Notarization Act

Resource for public officials establishing electronic and remote notarization rules.

Model Notary Act

Guide to assist government officials who are updating their state’s Notary laws.

State Law Summaries

Access to state-by-state summaries of Notary statutes and regulations.