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Become a Notary
Everything You Need to Become a Notary, All in One Place.
Welcome to the American Association of Notaries! Since 1994, we've helped hundreds of thousands of people across the country become notaries. With our guidance and expertise, you will become a skilled notary capable of providing accurate and efficient notarial services. That is our mission.
Notary laws vary by state, but in general you must meet the following basic requirements to become a notary:
Be 18 years old or older
Be a legal resident of your state
Have no criminal convictions or felonies
Provide a notary bond
Complete an application approved by the state
Purchase a notary stamp and a record book once you receive your notary commission from the state
Take the oath of office
To learn how to become a notary, click your state on the map or select it from the drop-down menu.
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.