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Online Training

I completed my state-required online course (California customers only) and need to schedule an exam date, what do I do?

To schedule an exam date at a location of your choice, call the NNA at 1-800-876-6827. 

What should I bring to the exam (California customers only)?

  • A check or money order for $40 payable to "Secretary of State" ($20 for those re–taking the exam)
  • A current state–approved identification card, passport or U.S. Military I.D. card. Paper extensions are not accepted.
  • Notary Public application. California applications must be printed double-sided to be accepted by the state.
  • Copy of your Proof of Completion Certificate from your online training course

Do I need any additional supplies to complete the commissioning process in California?

All Notaries in California (New and Renew) must complete a background screening and submit a passport-style photo as a part of the application process.  You can schedule these services when you call to book your exam date.  Also, if you haven't done so already, you must purchase state-required supplies such as a Notary bond, stamp, and journal. Order these supplies during your call to the NNA. 

General Online Course Information

We are constantly updating our online courses to include the latest law, information, and best practices. Our online courses are designed to give you the entire educational experience that you need in order to complete and advance your Notary practice.

See the courses available in your state

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NNA Online Course System & Software Requirements

NNA's online courses are designed for use in all major browsers. Please read the following specifications.

Operating Systems

  • Windows XP or newer
  • Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or newer

Web Browsers

  • Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari
  • Google Chrome is supported, but depending on version may not support bookmarking
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 can be used, but is no longer actively supported.


  •  latest version (your computer usually updates this automatically)


Most browsers now block cookies by default. To use the bookmarking feature in our online courses, you must enable cookies in your browser. If you are allowing cookies for the Training Center only, make sure to log into the Training Center before you update your cookie settings.

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Pop-up Blockers

To use certain features within our online courses, you must turn off pop-up blocking in your browser. (You may turn pop-up blocking on when you are not taking an online course.) To allow popups for the Training Center only, make sure to log into the Training Center before you update your settings.

Browsing History

Occasionally browsing history cache will interfere with online course functionality. To clear your browser cache in your preferred browser: