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Live Training

Live Training at the NNA

Live training is currently available for Notaries in California.

California Seminar hours and Check-in
​Facility parking
Do I need to buy materials?
May I record my seminar in order to study for the exam?
Is my training tax deductible?
How can I confirm my registration?
What should I bring to the seminar?
Live Scan fingerprinting
I’d like to commission and train my Notary employees.

California Seminar Hours & Check-In

  • Registration hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., and the seminar runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
  • If you are taking the California Notary Exam following the seminar, you must check in for the exam at conclusion of the seminar. If there are a large number of attendees, the check-in process may take longer and the exam can go as late as 6:30 p.m.
  • Due to state rules, there is no admittance to the seminar if you are more than 10 minutes late. If you are more than 10 minutes late, you will not be allowed in to the seminar and will need to reschedule. 
  • There is a one-hour break for lunch. You need to provide your own meal. Be aware that some locations may restrict eating food on premises.

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  • Cancellations will receive a full refund upon request.
  • Live Seminars can be rescheduled at no charge. 
  • Admittance to late arrivals is prohibited due to state rules.
  • Cancelation, transfer and refund policies are subject to change without notice.

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Facility Parking

Parking is on your own. We suggest you arrive sufficiently early to assure space availability. Contact the program site for information on parking location and rates. Please be aware that some venues do not provide in-and-out privileges. 

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Do I need to buy materials for the class?

All training materials will be provided.

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May I record my seminar in order to study for the exam?

Recording of the program is not permitted.

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Is my 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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How can I confirm my registration?

If you register online, you will be able to print your confirmation on the receipt page.

If you registered by phone, you should receive your confirmation no later than two days before the seminar.

If you do not receive your confirmation within two days of the seminar, please call Customer Care at 1-800-US NOTARY (1-800-876-6827).

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What should I bring to the seminar?

Please bring your registration confirmation and accommodations for two breaks and a lunch. If you plan to take the California Notary Exam following the California Seminar, please bring:

  • Two sharpened #2 pencils for the exam and a pen for the seminar.
  • Notary Public application (all pages, including instructions) - or you may pick one up at the seminar.  
  • 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 state-issued picture ID. Acceptable IDs are:
    • Driver's license or state DMV ID card
    • Canadian or Mexican driver's license
    • U.S. Passport or passport issued by a foreign government
    • U.S. Military ID card
  • IMPORTANT: No other forms of photo ID are allowed. If a driver's license issued by the DMV has a punched hole in the card, it is NOT acceptable. Paper driver's license are not accepted, including paper license extensions issued by the DMV.


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Live Scan fingerprinting

All new and renewing applicants are required to have Live Scan fingerprints taken. Live Scan fingerprinting services are available at all seminar locations.

In the event that you have a foreign passport as your ONLY form of ID and you need to have your fingerprints taken via Live Scan, you will be required to bring two additional supporting documents. Choose two from the list below:

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

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I’d like to commission and train my Notary employees. What is Trusted Notary?

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

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