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Notary Public Education

" helped me become a commissioned Notary Public in the state of California. All it took was the desire, about six hours of my time and an Internet connection."

" has an in-depth 3 hour refresher course for renewing Notaries Public in the State of California. It took up three hours that I was able to spread over a couple days. This was great because I could take the class on the internet when I had spare time."

The Notary Public Profession is one of the fastest growing professions in America. But that doesn't mean becoming a Notary Public is a one-step process. The state of California currently requires Notary Publics to complete a State of California Approved Notary Education Course prior to taking the final Notary Public State Exam.

Now you can call the shots on where, when and how you complete the required mandatory hours of Notary Education. Whether you're looking for a career change or a way to enhance your expertise in your current career, brings you the most convenient way to complete the course of education required in order to become a commissioned Notary Public in the State of California. All it takes is your computer and an Internet connection to make it happen.

New & Renewing Notaries

All persons seeking appointment as a notary public must satisfactorily complete a Secretary of State approved (6) six-hour course of study prior to appointment. Please note that all persons being appointed, no matter how many notary public commission terms that person has held in the past, are required to take a state approved (6) six-hour course of study at least one time.

Current California notaries public with a valid notary public commission and who have completed an approved (6) six-hour course of study at least once can satisfactorily complete an approved (3) three-hour refresher course prior to reappointment. Important: An approved three-hour refresher course is only acceptable if the notary public applies for reappointment (applying for reappointment includes taking the class, summiting an application, taking and passing the state approved exam) before expiration of the current notary public commission. If the notary public commission expires before course completion and a completed application is received, the person must take another approved six-hour course before being reappointed as a notary public. offers classes for both new Notary Public and renewing Notary Public students:

  • The classes are state-licensed notary education
  • The most convenient way to get the (3) three hour Notary Public refresher course or the (6) six hours of Notary Public education required by the State of California under your belt
  • A proven way to help you absorb the knowledge required to pass the Notary Public State Exam

Get your Notary Public education from the Distance Learning Company that pioneered online training over 10 years ago. Complete the California Notary Public Course -- all from the comfort and convenience of your own home, on your own time.

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Q: How can I become a Notary Public in California?

A: In order to become notary you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a resident of the State of California
  • Be 18 years of age
  • Complete 6 hours mandatory course
  • Pass a written examination
  • Complete application
  • Pass a background check, i.e. be finger printed
  • No felony or conviction

Q: What do I need to know about the State exam?

A: You need to pass a notary exam administered by proctors from the State of California. Out of 30 multiple choice questions you must answer 21 correct to achieve at least 70%.

Q: Will I receive proof that I took the course?

A: Yes. After taking the online course you will be able to print out your completion certificate right online.

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