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Faq

Faq

Are your courses approved by the state of California?

Yes! We are a state certified Notary Public training center. Our license number is #12345678

How do I prove I have completed your online course?

Once you have successfully completed our online state accepted notary course, you will be given a certificate of completion. You will need to print this certificate and take it with you to your Notary Public Exam.

I have misplaced my completion certificate?

Don’t worry, you can always log back into your account on our site and reprint your certificate of completion letter.

After completing our Online Notary Council Course, how do I register for and take the California State Exam?

You may go to the CPS HR Website (http://www.cpshr.us/notary/notary) for exam dates and testing sites nearest you. You may register for a notary public exam either online or by phone up to 15 business days prior to the exam. To register by phone, please contact CPS at (916) 263-3520, M-F, 8 am – 5 pm. A confirmation scheduling letter will be sent to you via email or USPS, depending on how you registered. Also at the website, you may print the Notary Public Application (or have mailed to you if you registered by phone), which you will need to complete and bring with you to the testing site.

Should I take the 3-or 6-Hour Course?

California Secretary of State Requirements

  • Three-Hour Refresher Course
  • The Three-Hour refresher course is for:
  • Returning Notaries who have not had a lapse in their Commission.

Six-Hour Mandatory Course

  • The Six-Hour course is for:
  • First-time Notaries;
  • Returning Notaries who wish a better understating of the latest notary laws; and
  • Notaries whose Commission has lapsed.
What are the Qualifications for Notary?

Every person appointed as a notary public shall:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a legal California resident
  • Complete a course of study approved by the Secretary of State
  • Satisfactorily complete and pass a written examination prescribed by the Secretary of State
  • Clear a background check
  • Government Code section 8201.)

Full Requirements can be found here (link to Notary Requirements page

What are the requirements for applicants to be eligible to take an approved three-hour refresher notary public education course?

Notaries public who have previously completed an approved six-hour notary public education course and have a current active commission are eligible to take an approved three-hour refresher course if they have taken the notary public exam and submitted the application at the exam site prior to the expiration date of their current commission.

Can a six-hour notary public education course be taken in place of a three-hour refresher course?

A six-hour approved notary public education course satisfies the requirement for a three-hour refresher course and always satisfies the education requirement, regardless if you are a new applicant or applying for reappointment.

Which payment methods and credit cards do you accept?

We accept Paypal, Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express, as well as debit cards which bear the Mastercard or Visa logo.

Do you offer any group discounts?

Yes. Please contact us for details and rates.