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 is committed to providing accurate and up-to-date information. However, it is important to note that the information provided on this page is for general informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice. We do not claim to be attorneys and do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information provided. It is your responsibility to know the appropriate notary laws governing your state. You should always seek the advice of a licensed attorney for any legal matters. In no event shall the American Association of Notaries, its employees, or contractors be liable to you for any claims, penalties, losses, damages, or expenses, howsoever arising, including, and without limitation, direct or indirect loss, or consequential loss, out of or in connection with the use of the information contained on any of the American Association of Notaries website pages. Notaries are advised to seek the advice of their state’s notary authorities or attorneys if they have legal questions. 

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.