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Notary Public

Notaries are public officials who serve as a witness of the signing of important documents.

This course is designed to educate individuals with the legal terminology, concepts and clauses contained in the framework of the NC Notary Public Guidebook.

·         Be at least 18 years of age or legally emancipated

·         Reside legally in the United States and be able to speak, read, and write the English language

·         Live in or work for a company in North Carolina

·         Have a high school diploma or high school equivalency

·         Have no felony convictions**

·         Have a current (at time of class) government issued photo ID with physical description and signature

·         Purchase and keep as a reference the most recent North Carolina Notary Public Manual

  • Author: North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State   ISBN: 978-1-56011-851-0  Edition: 2016 Page count: 165 
  • It is recommended that you purchase from NC Department of Secretary of State Click Here

·         Successfully complete a notary public education course and pass the exam with at least a score of 80%

**Contact NC Secretary of State Notary Public Division at for more information or see the back of an initial appointment application.

Pass an online examination approved by the Secretary of State or a course of instruction, with a score of 80% or better if the applicant has never been disciplined by the Secretary.

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