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NSA Data Exchange API Provides Real-Time Updates On Notary Credential Status

LOS ANGELES - September 29, 2017

Companies Access National Notary Association Database To Find And Hire

Certified Notary Signing Agents

The National Notary Association (NNA) developed a service to provide API access to their database of Notary Signing Agents. The NSA Data Exchange automates vendor management functions by verifying the background screening, training and insurance credentials of Notaries Public they hire. The API plugs into a company’s existing vendor management system and pulls real-time credential information from, the NNA’s nationwide database of thousands of Notaries qualified to facilitate loan signings.

“The requirements to become a Notary vary from state to state. This nationwide inconsistency is a significant hurdle for the mortgage and settlement services industries,” said Chris Sturdivant, NNA Vice President of Business Development. “Lenders and title companies have standardized metrics they use to assess Notary Signing Agents before sending them to a consumer’s home for a mortgage signing and this API will help them automate that process.”

Several companies already use the NSA Data Exchange including Title Source, Ventek, The Closing Exchange, Prestige Notaries and NotaryGo. The NNA is an Elite Provider for the American Land Title Association and offers its members an NSA Data Exchange subscription discount.

The NSA Data Exchange automatically delivers verified, up-to-date information on a Notary Signing Agent’s:

  1. Background Check Pass Date: This indicates when the Notary passed a background check meeting the rigorous standards identified by the Signing Professionals Workgroup (SPW).
  2. Notary Essentials Training Completion Date: This indicates the Notary studied the essential steps to complete a notarization properly in their state.
  3. Exam Pass Date: This indicates when the Notary passed an exam demonstrating their knowledge of the mortgage loan signing process and understanding of the SPW Code of Conduct best practices.
  4. Continuing Education Completion Date: This indicates when the Notary completed a continuing education course covering their knowledge and understanding of the loan signing process, including documents recently introduced to the industry such as the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID).
  5. Insurance Policy: This indicates the amount and expiration date of the Notary’s Errors and Omissions insurance policy purchased from the NNA.

The NSA Data Exchange provides additional details self-reported by the Notary, but not verified by the NNA including:

  1. Notary commission certificates, numbers and expiration dates.
  2. Notary E&O insurance purchased from a provider other than the NNA.
  3. Languages spoken by the Notary.
  4. Laptop, tablet and mobile internet availability.
  5. Notary contact information and photo.

About the National Notary Association:

Established in 1957, the National Notary Association (NNA) is the leading professional authority on the American Notary office and is dedicated to educating, serving and advocating for the nation’s 4.4 million notaries. The NNA published the Model Notary Act and the Model Electronic Notarization Act to help lawmakers enact effective legislation and created The Notary Public Code of Professional Responsibility, a standard for best practices and professional conduct. To learn more, visit


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