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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

Log into the NNA Training Center

NNA Online Course System & Software Requirements

NNA's online courses are not currently designed to be viewed on tablets or other mobile devices, or for users who can't satisfy the following requirements. The NNA also offers Live Seminars for most Notary training courses.

  • Operating System: Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7®, Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer
  • Web Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer® (FREE Download) or Mozilla FireFox® (FREE Download)
  • Latest Java version FREE Download

Adobe Flash Player

To print your Certificate of Completion and to view some interactive pages and downloadable resources in our courses, you will need the free Adobe® Flash® Player. If this program is not already installed on your computer,get it here.

If you do not see any Flash animations in a course, or if you have problems viewing the course, you may need to update your Flash Player version. Update Flash Player here.


To use the bookmarking feature in our online courses, you must enable cookies in your browser.
(You may disable cookies when you are not taking an online course.) All instructions and images below are for Windows Internet Explorer 9. Click to view the same instructions for Windows Internet Explorer 7 and 8 or for Mozilla Firefox.

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Select Tools.
  3. Select Internet Options.
  4. Select Privacy.
  5. Move the Settings slider all the way down to Accept All Cookies.
  6. Click Apply.
  7. Click OK.

Pop-up Blocker.

To use certain features on 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.)

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Select Tools.
  3. Select Pop-up Blocker.
  4. Select Turn Off Pop-up Blocker.
  5. Click Yes.

Browsing History

You may need to clear your browsing history, which can interfere with online course functionality.

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Select Tools.
  3. Browsing History.
  4. Click Delete.
  5. Click Delete All.
  6. Click Ok.

Internet Explorer 7 and 8

  1. Cookies.
  2. Popup Blocker.
  3. Browsing History.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Cookies.
  2. Popup Blocker.
  3. Browsing History.