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Live Training

Our live Notary trainings, exams, and additional services are available in California only. Because large gatherings are restricted due to COVID-19, our seminars have been converted to live webinars via Zoom. For your peace of mind, we'll continue to monitor state and county health guidelines so that we can practice up-to-date safety precautions at all of our locations.

Take a live webinar via Zoom

Satisfy your Notary education requirement from the safety and comfort of your home! Our state-approved training webinars allow you to interact with a live instructor and ask questions while you learn. See more.

Complete your exam and additional services

After scheduling your webinar, you'll receive a link via email where you can schedule your exam. All exams include a 90-minute refresher before the test is administered. Live Scan fingerprinting and application photo services are available at all exam locations. Learn more.

Your health is our top priority

We're coordinating efforts with our exam venues across the state to help keep you and our staff safe. If you think you might have been exposed to COVID-19 recently or if you don't feel well, please stay home and call us at 1-800-876-6827 to reschedule. More details.

What should I know about your live webinars via Zoom?
Is there a schedule for the exam sessions?
What health precautions can I expect at your exam locations?
How can I protect myself and others at the exam?
Is parking provided at your exam locations?
What should I bring to the exam?
Can I use a foreign passport as my identification?
Do I need to buy training materials for the class?
May I record the webinar to study for the exam?
Is my Notary training tax-deductible?
What if I need to reschedule, transfer, or cancel my training?
How can I commission and train my Notary employees?


What should I know about your live webinars via Zoom?

If you've never used Zoom before and would like to install it on your device in advance, please visit https://zoom.us/download.

  • Training materials for your webinar will be mailed to you at no additional charge upon confirmation of your order.
  • On the day before your webinar, you'll receive an email at 5:00 p.m. with instructions to download Zoom and to pre-register. You must pre-register at that time to confirm your attendance.
  • On the morning of your webinar, make sure to give yourself time to log in. The Zoom meeting room will open at 8:00 a.m. and will be locked at 8:30 a.m. Late arrivals will be rescheduled.
  • The training will start promptly at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m., with two 15-minute breaks and a 1-hour lunch break.

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Is there a schedule for the exam sessions?

For your convenience, morning and afternoon exams are available. To ensure the health and safety of everyone present, you will be required to sign a wellness declaration at check-in.

Morning schedule Afternoon schedule
  • 7:30 a.m. check-in. Live Scan and photo services available upon check-in, ending when the exam prep begins.
  • 1:30 p.m. check-in. Live Scan and photo services available upon check-in, ending when the exam prep begins.
  • 8:30 a.m. exam prep. Don't miss our instructor-led refresher, created to help you prepare — and pass — the exam.
  • 2:30 p.m. exam prep. Don't miss our instructor-led refresher, created to help you prepare — and pass — the exam.
  • 10:00 a.m. exam registration. The CPS proctor will collect your state fee and start the exam as soon as everyone is registered.
  • 4:00 p.m. exam registration. The CPS proctor will collect your state fee and start the exam as soon as everyone is registered.

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What health precautions can I expect at your venues?

The following health and safety measures will be in place at all NNA venues.

  • New check-in procedures to maintain social distancing in line and minimize contact at the desk.
  • A wellness declaration that all attendees must sign at check-in.
  • No-contact Live Scan fingerprinting and application photo services.
  • Extra cleaning precautions to disinfect surfaces with which you may be in contact.
  • Limited attendance for safer spacing so attendees can be seated per social distancing guidelines.

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How can I protect myself and others at the exam?

Here's how you can prepare in advance and do your part on the day of the exam.

  • Wear a face mask at all times. Protective face coverings are required by state and local mandates.
  • Bring your own water, coffee, or tea. For everyone's safety, self-serve beverages will not be available.
  • Provide your own protection. If you'd like, you may bring gloves, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes.
  • Stay up to date. As the situation continues to evolve, please note that we will contact you if additional precautions are needed.

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Is parking provided at your exam locations?

Parking is on your own. Contact the venue for information on parking locations and rates. Please be aware that some venues do not provide in-and-out privileges.

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What should I bring to the exam?

Please be prepared on the day of your exam by bringing the following:

  • A printout of the Proof of Completion of your Notary training.
  • Two sharpened #2 pencils for the exam and a pen (blue or black ink) to complete your application.
  • A Notary Public application (all pages, including instructions), or you may pick one up at the venue.
  • A check or money order for $40.00 payable to "Secretary of State" ($20.00 for those re-taking the exam). Cash and temporary checks are not accepted.
  • A current (not expired) state-issued picture ID such as a:
    • California driver's license or DMV-issued ID card
    • Canadian or Mexican driver's license
    • Passport (U.S. or foreign)
    • U.S. military ID card

IMPORTANT: If a driver's license issued by the DMV has a punched hole in the card, it is NOT acceptable. Paper driver's licenses, including paper license extensions issued by the DMV, are not accepted.

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Can I use a foreign passport as my identification?

If you ONLY have a foreign passport as your form of ID, you must present two additional supporting documents. Choose two from the list below:

  • Utility bill with your address
  • Jurisdictional voter registration card
  • Vehicle registration card/title
  • Paycheck stub
  • Jurisdictional public assistance card
  • Spouse/parent affidavit
  • Canceled check or bank statement
  • Mortgage documents

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Do I need to buy training materials for the class?

All workbooks and materials will be provided to you at no additional charge.

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May I record the training to study for the exam?

No. Audio and video recordings of our live training are strictly prohibited.

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Is my Notary training tax-deductible?

All expenses (registration, travel, meals, and lodging) of education undertaken to maintain or improve your professional skills are tax-deductible (Treasury Regulation 1.162-5). State deductions are subject to limitations of the tax code. See your tax preparer for advice.

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What if I need to reschedule, transfer, or cancel my training?

As a reminder, state rules prohibit late arrivals from admission into a training or exam that has begun. To reschedule, transfer, or cancel your training or exam, call 1-800-876-6827 at your earliest convenience.

  • You can reschedule your training or exam at no charge.
  • Cancellations will receive a full refund upon request.
  • Cancellation, transfer, and refund policies are subject to change without notice.

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How can I commission and train my Notary employees?

NNA's Trusted Notary® program offers single-source convenience to help you commission, train, and equip your Notary employees. Trusted Notary takes charge of the complex requirements and time-consuming commissioning process. Your employees simply request to become or renew as a Notary, and we'll guide them step-by-step until they receive their state commission. For more information, please contact trustednotary@nationalnotary.org.

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