Become a Notary (OLD)

The Best 6-Hour California Notary Course

This online course is structured to teach you the basics of being a Notary Public and prepare you for the California Notary Public Exam.

  • CA State approved
  • State-licensed curriculum
  • 12-Month course access!
  • Section quizzes to make sure you are retaining the information
  • Bonus: 140+ question exam practice test ($30 Value for FREE!!)
  • Study at your own pace
  • Instant Certificate of Completion

Your One-Stop Shop for Meeting the State Requirements

With our help, becoming a notary in California is easy and hassle-free. Our top-rated online notary training course is comprehensive, state-approved, and meets California’s mandatory notary training requirements. It includes our expertly designed curriculum based on the California Notary Public Handbook, covering everything you need to pass the state exam with flying colors.

Why Become a California Notary?

Customer demand for notaries has hit an all-time high. Notaries are constantly needed by leading industries, such as banking, finance, healthcare, real estate, government, insurance and more. The overwhelming majority of the 4.4 million Notaries in America became Notaries as part of their job duties or as a value-added skill on their resume, which gives them a competitive edge. Others choose to become a Notary so they can have their own mobile Notary or Notary Signing Agent business.

As an independent contractor, you can earn a full or part-time income by handling mortgage signings, notarizing trust documents and performing many other vital tasks.

Learn the requirements to become a California Notary Public:

Become a California Notary in a Few Simple Steps

  • Complete Our 6-Hour Course & Receive Your Certificate of Completion
  • Complete the Notary Application, Take and pass the Exam
  • Complete a background check
  • Once you receive your Commission Packet, Order Your Notary Seal and Supplies, File Your Bond and Take Your Oath

Congratulations! You may begin performing the duties of a Notary Public.

Our 6-Hour Course Includes....

  • The official California Notary Public Handbook in crystal clear language you can understand.
  • Study guides.
  • Online practice test to ensure you understand the material.
  • Comprehensive training that focuses on what is important to pass the exam as well as general notary public duties.
  • Learn at your convenience on all devices.
  • Instant Certificate of Completion.

We've Helped People Just Like You Become California Notaries...It’s Your Turn!

Choose from two affordable options:

6-Hour Notary Course

Notary training courses for new notaries

Choose this course if you are new or if your commission has expired.

  • CA State Approved
  • 6-Hour Training
  • Self Paced Course
  • Instant proof of completion
  • 12 Months Course Access
Only $39.99

6-Hour Notary Course Bundle

Everything you need to start your notary career

Choose this course if you are new and you want to bundle and save!

  • Everything in the 6-Hour Course +
  • Official Notary Stamp Seal
  • California Notary Journal
  • Inkless Thumbprint Pad
  • Ink Refill
Only $112.99 Bundle & Save!

Looking to renew your California notary commission instead?We offer a 3-Hour refresher course if you are renewing your commission and it hasn’t expired yet.

A valid California Driver's License or Identification Card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles is required to take the notary exam.

* Important Note: If you are renewing and your commission is nearing expiration, it’s best to take the six hour training course. We’ve had many students take the three hour course with the intention of completing the process in time only to find that the state’s exam wasn’t offered soon enough. It’s only offered once per month in many counties and once every six months in some counties.

If you sign up for the three hour class and end up needing to take the six hour class because you ran out of time, we’ll move you to the six hour course free of additional charges, provided you’re in your paid access time. However, you’ll lose all of your progress and have to start from the beginning because of the additional content and the state’s requirement for time tracking.

The state also recommends taking the notary public exam at least six months prior to the expiration date of a current notary public commission so that there isn’t a break in between notary public terms. If all application requirements are met the state will issue the new commission 30 days prior to the expiration date of the current commission.

Because of these reasons we highly recommend taking the 6 hour course if your commission expires in fewer than six months.