Notary Bulletin Hotline Tip: What Is A Loose Certificate? By NNA Staff on October 01, 2009 in Hotline Tips A loose certificate is a notarial certificate that is contained on a separate sheet of paper and is not part of the original document. It is attached — usually stapled — to the document’s signature page. It’s used when: No notarial wording is provided on the document. The provided certificate wording doesn’t comply with state requirements. There is no room for the seal on the document. The preprinted certificate has already been used by another Notary. Email Share 3 Comments Add your commentSally12 May 2015Please display what a loose certificate looks like or should look like.National Notary Association12 May 2015Hi Sally. You can see some pictures of sample loose certificates at www.nationalnotary.org/supplies/notary-certificates.Joseph Laine06 Apr 2016thanksLeave a Comment Required * Name * Email *(for verfication purposes only) Comment * Enter the text shown in this image *(text is case sensitive)All comments are reviewed and if approved, will display.