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Ensure that hiring companies know you’re a qualified Notary Signing Agent with your profile.

The two main criteria that lenders and title companies evaluate when hiring signing agents is their certification and background screenings. A simple way to ensure all signing services see that your qualifications are up-to-date is through your profile.

Certified Signing Agent Listings

All NNA-certified NSAs who have completed the NNA background screening within the past year receive a listing. Notaries who have also passed the NNA Notary Signing Agent Certification Exam are upgraded to a priority listing with a certification icon. Signing agents may opt out of displaying their listing on if they choose.

Remember, you also must be a commissioned Notary to operate as a signing agent.

Your profile will inform companies that you are certified and fully vetted, and will automatically update your information each time you renew your NSA Certification to show that you are current.

If you have additional certifications, training, licenses or other qualifications, you can add those to your profile. Simply include it in the “Additional Information” field on your profile page.

More information on becoming a signing agent is available on our website or by contacting our Customer Care team at 1-800-876-6827. 

David Thun is an Associate Editor at the National Notary Association


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11 May 2015

Do you have to renew your signing agent credentials and how long is the term for? Thanks

National Notary Association

12 May 2015

Hi Marilyn. To meet new mortgage industry standards and requirements from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the NNA has updated its certification for signing agents. If you're a signing agent and choose to be certified through the NNA, you will need to renew your background screening and pass our Signing Agent Exam each year to maintain your certification and listing on More information on our signing agent certification program is available at


15 Apr 2016

In recent weeks, I have had my NNA Background certificate REJECTED by at least two signing companies and a signing website. They are DEMANDING that I send my ENTIRE REPORT, not just the certificate. I refuse to do so. What seems to be the problem here?

National Notary Association

15 Apr 2016

Hello Beverly. We believe these companies ought to be satisfied simply with the NNA’s directory or any other legitimate background screening provider's proof that you have passed the background screening. While individual companies may choose what background screening vendors and criteria they accept, the choice to provide a full report or not is always the Signing Agent's and you may turn them down if you are uncomfortable due to privacy concerns.

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