Renewing Notaries

Comprehensive 3-Hour Notary Renewal Course

Welcome to Notary Course Online – Your premier destination for notary CA renewal classes!

  • 3-Hour State Approved Online Course
  • CA State Approved Lic #307658
  • Study at your own pace
  • Section quizzes to test you along the way
  • Instant Certificate of Completion
  • 12-Months of Full course access

Enroll Today and Renew with Confidence

Don't let your notary commission expire! Select Notary Course Online for flexible study options, committed assistance, and courses approved by the California Secretary Of State. Our carefully crafted, state-approved 3-Hour notary refresher course is tailored to meet your virtual learning needs and guarantee that you acquire the information and confidence required to pass the California notary public exam again.

Our 3-Hour Notary 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.

Why You Should Renew Your Notary

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.

Your One-Stop Shop for Meeting the State Requirements

With our help, renewing your notary commission 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.

California State Approved

Rest easy knowing our courses have the official stamp of approval from the California Secretary of State. License #607657 and #307658 serve as evidence of our dedication to upholding the highest standards and compliance with the state educational requirements.


Continue & Expand Your Notary Career!

Continue your journey as a California notary with Notary Course Online. Join us today, and together let's pave the way for your next four years of success as a California notary!
What Sets Us Apart
Flexible Online Learning

With our easily navigable online platform, study at your leisure. Our courses are available anytime, anywhere, on a computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Instant Proof of Completion

No need to wait for your certificate. You’ll get an instant proof of completion after finishing the course successfully.

Extended 12-Month Access

We understand life can get in the way of your goals. Because of this, we grant access to the course materials for an entire year, giving you plenty of time to complete the course successfully and get your certificate of completion.

Risk-Free Learning Experience

Your satisfaction is paramount. Within 60 days after purchase, if you decide that our course isn’t up to par, we’ll return your money in full, no questions asked

Timed Lessons

Our classes make sure you take the necessary time to fully understand important material, giving you the best chance of passing the California Notary test

Interactive PDF Workbook

Our course workbook is a helpful tool that will enhance your learning process. It is available for download and printing

Expert Support: Our commitment to exceptional customer support sets us apart. We are available to help you at every turn!

100% Remote CA Notary Classes

Forget about searching Google for “CA notary renewal classes near me.” Our course is 100% online. Complete the course in the comfort of your home, office, car, wherever! It doesn’t get more convenient or easier than that.

Steps To Renewing Your California Notary Commission

  • Complete Our 3-Hour Course
    Receive your Certificate of Completion instantly upon completion of our state approved notary refresher course.
  • Complete the Notary Application, Take and pass the Exam
    Complete a notary application form, register for an in-person state exam, take the 45 question state exam and pass with a score of 70% or greater.
  • Complete background check
    Submit the Request for LiveScan Service form with your fingerprints for your background check. A list of Live Scan locations can be found here.
  • Receive you Commission Packet
    Once you receive your commission packet, you can order your notary stamp and supplies, file your bond and take your oath.
  • Congratulations!
    You may now continue performing the duties of a Notary Public.

Review the Complete List of steps here


Yes! We are a state-certified notary public training center. Our license numbers are: #607657 for the 6-Hour course, and vendor #307658 for the 3-Hour course.

Once you have successfully completed our online state-certified 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.

If this happens, don’t worry. You can always log back into your account on our site and reprint your certificate.

You may visit the CPS HR website ( for exam dates and testing sites nearest to 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, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A confirmation scheduling letter will be sent to you via email or USPS, depending on how you registered. Also on the website, you may print the Notary Public Application, which you will need to complete and bring with you to the testing site. If you register by phone, you can have this application mailed to you.

Our 6-hour Notary Course is for first-time notaries and returning notaries whose commission has expired. Our 3-Hour Renewal Notary Course is for returning notaries who have not had a lapse in their commission.


Every person appointed as a notary public shall:

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

To be eligible for an approved 3-Hour renewal course, notaries public must have previously completed an approved 6-Hour notary public education course and have a current, active commission as well as have taken the notary public exam and submitted the application at the exam site prior to the expiration date of their current commission.

A 6-Hour approved notary public education course satisfies the requirement for a 3-Hour refresher course and always satisfies the education requirement, regardless if you are a new applicant or applying for reappointment.

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Upon satisfactory completion of this approved notary public course, you will receive a Proof of Completion certificate. The Proof of Completion certificate is valid for a period of two years from the date of issuance. However, a person seeking reappointment must apply and take the notary public examination before expiration of their Proof of Completion certificate and before expiration of their notary public commission.

Renewing Your California Notary Commission Doesn’t Have To Be A Hassle

Choose from two affordable options:

3-Hour Renewal Notary Course

California notary course for previously commissioned notaries only

  • 3-Hour State Approved Course
  • Self Paced Online Course
  • Instant Proof of Completion

  • 12 Months of Full Course Access
Only $29.99

3-Hour Renewal Notary Course Bundle

California notary course for previously commissioned notaries PLUS a fresh supply of notary gear!

  • Everything in the 3-Hour Course +
  • Official Notary Stamp Seal
  • California Notary Journal
  • Inkless Thumbprint Pad
  • Ink Refill
Only $78.99 Bundle & Save!

Choose this course if you are renewing your commission and it hasn’t expired yet. Are you a first time California notary or has your commission expired? If so, we also offer a 6-Hour course.

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.


Guaranteed to learn – or your money back!

Your purchase is 100% risk free. If you are unhappy with our course for any reason within 60 days of purchasing, we’ll give you a refund. No questions asked.