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Notary Bulletin

Reminder: New Indiana Notary continuing education requirement

Effective July 1, 2020, Indiana Notaries are now required to complete continuing education every two (2) years under Indiana Code § 33-42-12-2.

Required Notary Continuing Education

All Indiana Notaries must complete continuing education every two years, over the course of an 8-year commission.

The continuing education must be completed at INBiz.in.gov. To get started you must have an INBiz account and add your Notary Commission. Click here to download instructions on adding your notary Commission to an INBiz account and accessing continuing education.

Adding your commission provides you real-time access to your Notary information through the INBiz Dashboard. You will be able to confirm your information is up-to-date, determine your continuing education due date, and access all essential Notary actions (access continuing education, update address/email, update signature sample, update bond information, etc.)

Remember it is a statutory requirement to update information changes to the Indiana Secretary of State’s office within 30 days. Maintaining a current email and mailing address is vital to ensuring you receive all notifications from the state.

Failure to complete the continuing education will result in the expiration of your Notary commission. To avoid having your commission expire, be sure to complete the required continuing education on time.

 

 

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Kelly Caudill

25 Aug 2020

What do I do if my commission just expired and I need to get my credits?

National Notary Association

04 Sep 2020

Hello. You will need to apply for a new Notary commission. If you need assistance, please contact our Customer Care team at 1-800-876-6827.

Frederick Lee Crace

01 Sep 2020

Great Program

Rehonna Davis

30 Nov 2020

DO I need Continuing Education credits or am I grandfathered in?

National Notary Association

04 Dec 2020

Hello. All Indiana Notaries must complete continuing education every two years, over the course of an 8-year commission.

dave@bankerdave.com

28 Dec 2020

Will I be notified when it is time for me to complete my continuing education?

National Notary Association

06 Jan 2021

Hello. Indiana Notaries can access information about their Notary commission and continuing education status at INBiz.in.gov. To access this information, you will need to create an account here: https://inbiz.in.gov/BOS/Home/Index. Instructions can be found in this PDF: https://www.nationalnotary.org/file%20library/nna/knowledge%20center/outside%20pdfs/ce---add-a-license-and-ce-instructions.pdf

Deb

29 Dec 2020

For clarification, if I got my license in 2013 and the new law went into effect, this year 2020, do I need to take a continuing ED course now or can I wait next year, when I need to renew my license?

National Notary Association

04 Jan 2021

Hello. All Indiana Notaries must complete continuing education.

KAREN KANE

31 Dec 2020

My commission expire in 2023. when do I need to complete my continuing ed?

National Notary Association

04 Jan 2021

Hello. All Indiana Notaries must complete continuing education every two years, over the course of an 8-year commission.

Kim Moss

01 Feb 2021

Is there a study form or anything we can look at before taking the test?

National Notary Association

01 Feb 2021

Hello. We passed your message to our Customer Care team and someone will contact you shortly to help you with your question.

Patricia Bainter

01 Feb 2021

Been trying to reach someone, anyone, in the office in regards to retiring my commission. No one has contacted back and now I'm down to less than the 30? days I think you need to retire it.

National Notary Association

01 Feb 2021

Hello. You mentioned "retiring" your commission-do you mean you wish to resign it? If you need to update information regarding your Notary commission with the state directly, you will need to create an account at https://inbiz.in.gov/BOS/Home/Index. If you obtained your commission through the NNA, you can email our Customer Care team at services@nationalnotary.org to request assistance.

Nick

06 Feb 2021

How on earth are you supposed to sign up for and take the CE? I just spent a hour trying to sign up on the INBIZ web site then it told me the site was down and they couldn't help me!

National Notary Association

25 Feb 2021

Hello. Please contact the site directly by phone at 317-234-9768 or online via https://inbiz.in.gov/about/contact to let them know you are experiencing technical difficulties and ask for instructions.

Lnida Nichols

10 Feb 2021

Is there a study form or anything we can look at before taking the test? I must take the test before March 31, 2021

National Notary Association

12 Feb 2021

Hello. There is the continuing education course, which is required for IN Notaries to take every 2 years.

katherine cuevas

14 Feb 2021

i am trying to completed the course of continuing education for notary i cannot get on that site

National Notary Association

26 Feb 2021

Hello. Please contact the site directly by phone at 317-234-9768 or online via https://inbiz.in.gov/about/contact to let them know you are experiencing technical difficulties and ask for instructions.

Pam Ivy

13 Mar 2021

Can someone contact me on how I can get a study guide? I have to take the test before March 21 2021.

National Notary Association

15 Mar 2021

Hello. The NNA's education course for Indiana Notaries includes a study guide, if you have not taken your education course yet.

Theresa

10 Apr 2021

Can the notary CE course be done in segments or all at once? Heard it takes about 2 hours to complete?

National Notary Association

13 Apr 2021

Hello. You are not required to complete the course in one sitting. The course will register as complete when all modules are completed. While each person works at different speeds, generally the course takes about 2 hours to complete.

Pat Manning

18 May 2021

Where can I get study material for the required Notary test?

National Notary Association

02 Jun 2021

Hello. The NNA's education course for Indiana Notaries includes a study guide, if you have not taken your education course yet.

MICHAEL E PAYNE

25 May 2021

DO YOU

Evette L. Young

30 May 2021

Good evening, I am messaging to inform you that the navigation of this site seems to be far more complex than just entering a simple web address. I too...along with many others, are having major complications signing into the site to proceed with our CE. I am currently attempting to complete my CE over this long holiday weekend, which happens to be Memorial Day...with no results! At this point, I have been working diligently for over 2 hours with absolutely NO PROGRESS. I consider myself to be quite a tech savvy individual, and still...NOTHING. Does this system seem to frequently be more down then up? ...and how does this play into deadlines for myself and my fellow Notary Officers? Is there any leniency given because of your technical issues in relation to these strict deadlines? (In thee event that I had no technical interruptions, I could have had my CE completed by now. I am so disappointed!) I apologize ahead of schedule for my words of frustration. However, I believe that all of these questions are very IMPORTANT and definately valid. (Just out of curiosity... What was it that prompted these educational courses; and how did we arrive at a update for the term of each two years at $50?) Thank you for your returned response in advance! Sincerely your Commissioned, Evette L. Young

National Notary Association

02 Jun 2021

Hello. We're sorry you are encountering difficulties. Unfortunately, we are unable to assist with technical issues regarding Indiana's INBiz website, as it is managed directly by the state. If you are having ongoing issues with the state of Indiana's INBiz website, you can contact them directly at https://inbiz.in.gov/about/contact or 317-234-9768 to request assistance.

James

02 Jun 2021

This is ridiculous for those who paid for an 8 year commission prior to the law going into effect. A refund or something should be provided to those being forced to take this after already receiving a commission for 8 years and being told it will expire if you don’t do this. That wasn’t part of the initial agreement THAT WE PAID FOR ALREADY. Ridiculous. You should pay for my CE and everyone else in this situation if you’re so worried about it.

Tom Randall

19 Jul 2021

I recently completed the continuing education course. The Inbiz website is admittedly a little clunky and not particularly user friendly. I'm not particularly tech savvy and managed it. The course does take about two hours but is done in segments and is multiple choice. There isn't really any new information, and is basically a refresher.

Diana Davis

22 Aug 2021

I am SO frustrated. This is not a user friendly process. I have all my documentation uploaded. I have paid the fees. I then went to do the CE, and a message comes up that either 1) I'm not required to do it or 2) choices of expired, barred, suspended, etc. and wouldn't let me continue. This message should come up BEFORE you have paid your Non-Refundable Fees $75!!! In searching my license it is Active. My commission expires today, which I assume gives me until midnight. Due to several circumstances I have not been able to complete this process earlier and set aside to do this today. Of course, no support help on the weekend. I am very upset and will be devastate if denied and you keep my money. Someone please contact me now.

National Notary Association

07 Sep 2021

Hello. Please contact the site directly by phone at 317-234-9768 or online via https://inbiz.in.gov/about/contact to let them know you are experiencing technical difficulties and ask for instructions.

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