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Resources To Help New Notaries

Study2-resizedIf you are new and looking for a Notary mentor, don't give up if you can’t find one right away. There are many resources available to help you gain the knowledge you need. Here are some examples:

1. Your State Notary Regulating Agency. Some state agencies offer information resources for Notaries, including handbooks for performing notarizations properly or answers to frequently asked questions on their website. You can check what’s available at your state Notary regulating agency’s website.

2. The Notary Public Code of Professional Responsibility. Notaries often encounter ambiguous situations where state law doesn’t provide specific guidance. The Notary Public Code of Professional Responsibility provides recommended guidelines to help Notaries perform their duties ethically and responsibly in the absence of statutory instructions.

3. YouTube Notary Tutorials. Educational videos for Notaries are available on YouTube from various Notary trainers and professional associations, including NNA Notary videos.

4. The NNA Notary Hotline. NNA Hotline Counselors can answer questions from Notaries in any U.S. state or jurisdiction by phone (1-888- 876-0827) or email (hotline@nationalnotary.org). While NNA members have unlimited access, nonmembers are provided with a one-time courtesy call.

5. Notary Quick-Start. Notary Quick-Start is a 20-minute online course designed to help new Notaries with general information on the five steps for performing a proper notarization.

David Thun is an Associate Editor at the National Notary Association.

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