Established in 1965, the American Society of Notaries is the first national nonprofit association for notaries public in the United States. We offer 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-year memberships, with benefits such as toll-free technical support; email updates, information and advice; Notary Locator Listing (zip code look up); and more... Our members also get our best discounts on all of our online notary education courses for Alabama, California, Florida, Missouri, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Texas. ASN also offers the “All-States” Notary Education Course. ASN members receive discounts on our full line of notary supplies, including notary ink stamps and embossing seals, state-specific notary public handbooks, our All-States Notary Recordbook (Notary Journal), and much more.
Performing the duties of a notary public can be a much more complex undertaking than many notary applicants imagine. No one should become a notary public without first taking a notary education course, even if not required by your state's notary law.
Even veteran notaries should occasionally brush up their skills with a quality notary training course.
American Society of Notaries offers state-specific online notary training courses for those seeking to become a notary in California, Florida, Missouri, Oregon and Pennsylvania.These states require all NEW notary applicants to take a "State Approved" notary education course either online or in a live classroom environment. ASN also offers online courses for Alabama, Georgia and Texas (these courses are NOT required in order to obtain a notary commission those states).
If your state does not require education nor an exam to become a notary, (see education and exam requirements below), ASN offers our All-States Notary Education Course. This course provides pertinent information for notaries in the states that are NOT listed below, and features state-specific information on notary essentials such as authorized duties, recordbook (also called a journal) requirements, notary bond requirements, and more.
Notary education is vital for any notary public to have full knowledge of what he or she is permitted to do as a notary and how to properly perform these duties.
State Notary Education/Training Requirements The following states require all applicants to complete an education/training course in order to become a notary.
• California • Colorado • Florida • Missouri • Nevada • North Carolina • Oregon • Pennsylvania
State Notary Exam Requirements The following states require all applicants to take an EXAM in order to become a notary.
• Arkansas •California • Colorado • Connecticut • District of Columbia • Hawaii • Louisiana • Maine • Montana • Nebraska • Nevada • New York • North Carolina • Oregon • Utah