Why Belong to a Professional Notary Association?

Notaries assume liability for every notarial act upon being commissioned as a notary public. It is critical to obtain the best information available to ensure compliance with your state's laws. If you observe laws properly, you can protect yourself and minimize opportunity for liability.

A good association will provide information, notary training, and notary support.

A phone call or email is usually all it takes to get the answers you need, when you need them. No hour-long queue, no endless recording of options… just a live person with straight answers!

A good association will offer discounts on notary supplies, and stand behind their notary products.

A good association will help you keep track of your commission expiration date and renewal information so you don't find yourself with an expired notary commission.

  1. A good association provides online resources you need, right at your fingertips.
  2. By belonging to a professional notary association you will:
  3. Keep up with technological developments related to this industry
  4. Receive updated information on legislation affecting notaries
  5. Have access to quality affinity programs
  6. Receive member pricing and advanced notice on new and discounted products
  7. Have access to important notary resources, education, newsletters and bulletins, and notary search pages available only to members. Have your questions answered quickly by industry specialists.

Membership in The American Association of Notaries offers all this and more, and we offer a nationwide notary locator service to help you build your notary business.

For more information on membership, visit and join us today - for great member advantages and for your peace of mind!

Legal disclaimer: The American Association of Notaries seeks to provide timely articles for notaries to assist them with information and ideas for managing their notary businesses, enhancing their notary educations, and securing their notary supplies but makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained . Information in this article is not intended as legal advice. We are not attorneys. We do not pretend to be attorneys. Though we will sometimes provide information regarding federal laws and statutes and the laws and statutes of each state, we have gathered the information from a variety of sources. We do not warrant the information gathered from those sources. It is your responsibility to know the appropriate laws governing your state. Notaries are advised to seek the advice of an attorney in their state if they have legal questions about how to notarize.

Notary bonds and errors and omissions insurance policies provided by this insurance agency, American Association of Notaries, Inc., are underwritten by Western Surety Company, Universal Surety of America, or Surety Bonding Company of America, which are subsidiaries of CNA Surety.