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Helpful Information Resources For Notaries

Helpful Information Resources For Notaries

(Originally published in the April 2016 issue of The National Notary magazine.)

If you have a Notary anxiety, there are several resources where you can get trusted guidance and answers:

• New Law Updates: The NNA Notary Law database allows you look up the latest rules and legislation enacted in any state. The updates include a summary of the law or rule along with the actual text. ()

NNA Reference Library: This useful resource library contains links to The Notary Public Code of Professional Responsibility, the Model Notary Act, and the U.S. Notary Reference Manual (accessible to members only). NNA members can also download certificate forms from this page.

Notary Bulletin: The NNA’s online Notary Bulletin covers Notary-related topics, including how to perform various types of notarizations, tips for building a successful Notary business, current notarial trends and much more.

Notary Reference Books: A variety of Notary handbooks are available for purchase in our online store. State-specific Notary Primers and the 2015 I.D. Checking Guide are just a few of the Notary supplies you will find here on the NNA website.

NNA Hotline: For questions requiring immediate answers, you can call the NNA Hotline and speak directly to a Notary expert. This service is free to NNA members, or Notaries who are commissioned or renew their commission through the NNA.

Notary Essentials Training: If you want to brush up on the elements of performing a notarization, you can take the NNA’s Notary Essentials course. It presents real-life scenarios and is state-specific, so the information is tailored to the Notary requirements in your state.

• E&O: The NNA offers Errors and Omissions Insurance to help cover Notaries against financial damages and legal expenses. (

State Notary Sites: A list of official websites for state Notary regulating agencies.

NNA Webinars: A series of online webinars on a variety of helpful topics for new and experienced Notaries.

David Thun is an Associate Editor at the National Notary Association. Phillip Browne is  Vice President of Communications at the National Notary Association.

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