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West Virginia Notary Applicants are Now Required to have a High School Diploma or its Equivalent


Notaries in West Virginia must have a high school diploma or its equivalent in order to receive a notary commission. This new rule was enacted by House Bill 5332, which was passed on February 2, 2024, and went into effect immediately. The rule, however, exempts applicants who obtained their commissions before January 1, 2018. Anyone who receives a commission after that date must have a high school diploma.

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