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Become a North Carolina Notary

Since 1957 the NNA has been serving the nation's Notaries.  Let us help guide you through the process to become a North Carolina Notary.

Become a Notary Public in North Carolina

Three Reasons Why the NNA Is Your #1 Choice When Becoming a Notary

  1. Fast, Easy, Worry-Free: Step-by-step checklist and unlimited toll-free access to our North Carolina Notary experts take the worry out of commissioning and performing your duties. 

  2. Superior Training Helps You Avoid Costly Mistakes: Developed by the nation’s leading experts, our North Carolina Notary Essentials course protects you against embarrassing, costly mistakes. 

  3. Supply Packages Designed Exclusively for New Notaries: Select from supply packages built by experts who’ve served millions of new Notaries just like you – your satisfaction is guaranteed.

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How to Become a North Carolina Notary in Three Easy Steps

Obtain your state-required seal and recommended supplies

The NNA will provide everything you need to become a Notary in North Carolina including your official seal stamp and supplies. 

Complete your North Carolina Notary application
Complete the North Carolina Notary Public Application following the instructions on the North Carolina Secretary of State website.

Become a North Carolina Notary Public

When you have obtained your commission, scan and email a copy of your Commission Certificate to or fax to 1-800-833-1211.

Additional Resources


The NNA is a great organization. They have some of the best Notary supplies on the market.


Requirements to Become
a North Carolina Notary

  • 18 years of age
  • Reside - or have a regular place of work or business - in North Carolina; Non-resident applicants must produce proof-of-employment statement from employer on company letterhead for a commission (commission valid only in the county where regularly employed or maintaining a business)
  • Reside legally in the United States
  • Must read, write, speak and understand English
  • Possess high school diploma or equivalent
  • Purchase and keep as reference most recent manual approved by Secretary of State describing duties and authority of Notaries
  • No less than 10 years since incarceration, probation or parole


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

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