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May I Shorten My Name When Completing A Notary Certificate?

By NNA Staff on October 19, 2016 - May a Notary in California abbreviate her name when filling out a notarial certificate? Our NNA Hotline Team has the answers.

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Notaries Offered ‘Free Trial’ Of Google’s Secure Email, Apps

By Cindy Medrano on October 13, 2016 - The NNA has joined Google’s G Suite program to offer Notaries a free 30-day trial of Google's new secure email and productivity tools suite.

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Quiz: Cross-Border Notary Issues

By David Thun on October 13, 2016 - Can Notaries be commissioned in multiple states? Can you travel to another state to notarize? Test your knowledge of these and other cross-border issues by taking our quiz.

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Can I Notarize A Document For One Of My Clients?

By NNA Staff on October 12, 2016 - Can a loan officer notarize for a client in Arizona? The NNA's Hotline Counselors have the answer for you.

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What Would You Do Answers: When Your Signer Dies

By Michael Lewis on October 06, 2016 - We asked what a Notary should do if an ill signer dies before the certificate can be completed. Our Notary community offered many thoughtful responses.

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Another State Says Notaries Can Accept Consular ID Cards

By Michael Lewis on October 05, 2016 - Effective January 1, 2017, California Notaries will be able to accept valid matricula consular IDs and tribal identification cards as proof of identity.

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How Many Acknowledgment Certificates Do I Need For 2 Signers?

By NNA Staff on October 05, 2016 - Can a single acknowledgment form be used for 2 people who are each signing a document twice? The Notary Hotline experts explain.

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NNA Moving To Online-Only Verification Of Signing Agent Credentials In 2017

By David Thun on October 05, 2016 - Beginning January 2017, the NNA is transitioning to a new, online-only proof of certification system for Notary Signing Agents to verify their credentials.

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Signing Agent Question: ‘Why Do I Need Another Background Check If The State Already Screened Me?’

By David Thun on September 29, 2016 - Notary Signing Agents often ask: “Why do I need a separate background check if the state ran one when I became a Notary?” Read on to understand why.

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What Would You Do: When Your Signer Dies

By Michael Lewis on September 29, 2016 - What does a Notary do if the signer passes away during a notarization? We'd like to hear how you would handle this tough situation.

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