How to Become a Notary?

Each state is different in its requirements to become a Notary Public.  Some states have a very simple process which requires a form to be completed, a small fee of approximately $25.00 to be paid and a bond to be purchased.  Whereas other states it is very difficult to become a Notary Public, you may need to take a course and take very difficult tests with passing rates as low as 5% and the cost can be higher, closer to $1,000 - $1500 or even more.

The Secretary of State in each State usually has a Notary Division in which they govern the requirements for that state.

We have put together a list of links for information for each state on becoming a Notary Pubilc for your convenience.

State Name Link to state information to becoming a Notary Public
Become a Notary in Alabama https://sos.alabama.gov/administrative-services/notaries-public
Become a Notary in Alaska http://ltgov.alaska.gov/notaries-public/
Become a Notary in Arizona https://azsos.gov/business/notary-public/become-new-arizona-notary
Become a Notary in Arkansas https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/uploads/bcs/NotaryHandbook.pdf
Become a Notary in California http://www.sos.ca.gov/notary/qualifications/
Become a Notary in Colorado https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/notary/FAQ/apply.html
Become a Notary in Connecticut https://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Commercial-Recording/Notary/Notary-Public-Licensing
Become a Notary in Delaware https://notary.delaware.gov/
Become a Notary in Florida https://www.flgov.com/notary_how_to/
Become a Notary in Georgia https://georgia.gov/blog/2013-08-12/becoming-notary-public
Become a Notary in Hawaii http://ag.hawaii.gov/notaries-public/
Become a Notary in Idaho https://sos.idaho.gov/NOTARY/index.html
Become a Notary in Illinois http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/notary/home.html
Become a Notary in Indiana http://www.in.gov/sos/business/3582.htm
Become a Notary in Iowa http://www.iowanotary.com/become-an-iowa-notary-public.asp
Become a Notary in Kansas http://www.kssos.org/business/notary_public/become_a_notary.html
Become a Notary in Kentucky https://sos.ky.gov/bus/businessrecords/notaries/Pages/default.aspx
Become a Notary in Louisiana https://www.sos.la.gov/NotaryAndCertifications/BecomeALouisianaNotary/Pages/default.aspx
Become a Notary in Maine https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/notary/
Become a Notary in Maryland https://www.egov.maryland.gov/sos/notary/#/home
Become a Notary in Massachusetts http://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/prenot/notidx.htm
Become a Notary in Michigan https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1638---,00.html
Become a Notary in Minnesota https://www.sos.state.mn.us/notary-apostille/become-a-notary/
Become a Notary in Mississippi http://www.sos.ms.gov/businessservices/pages/notaries-faqs.aspx
Become a Notary in Missouri https://s1.sos.mo.gov/business/notary/newnotary
Become a Notary in Montana https://sosmt.gov/notary/new/
Become a Notary in Nebraska http://www.sos.ne.gov/business/notary/newnotarysteps.html
Become a Notary in Nevada https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/licensing/notary
Become a Notary in New Hampshire http://sos.nh.gov/NP.aspx
Become a Notary in New Jersey https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/dcr/programs/notary.shtml
Become a Notary in New Mexico http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Business_Services/Information_for_Notary_Public.aspx
Become a Notary in New York https://www.dos.ny.gov/LICENSING/notary/notary.html
Become a Notary in North Carolina https://www.sosnc.gov/divisions/notary/become_a_notary
Become a Notary in North Dakota https://sos.nd.gov/notaries-public/how-become-notary-public
Become a Notary in Ohio https://www.sos.state.oh.us/notary/#gref
Become a Notary in Oklahoma https://www.sos.ok.gov/notary/info/gettingStarted.aspx
Become a Notary in Oregon https://sos.oregon.gov/business/Pages/notary-qualification.aspx
Become a Notary in Pennsylvania https://www.dos.pa.gov/OtherServices/Notaries/NotaryServices/Pages/default.aspx
Become a Notary in Rhode Island http://sos.ri.gov/divisions/notary-public/become-a-notary
Become a Notary in South Carolina http://www.sos.sc.gov/Notaries
Become a Notary in South Dakota https://sdsos.gov/general-services/notary-public/how-become-notary.aspx
Become a Notary in Tennessee https://sos.tn.gov/products/business-services/how-become-notary
Become a Notary in Texas https://www.sos.state.tx.us/statdoc/notary-public.shtml
Become a Notary in Utah https://notary.utah.gov/qualifications-and-process/
Become a Notary in Vermont https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/list-of-professions/notaries-public.aspx
Become a Notary in Virginia https://www.commonwealth.virginia.gov/official-documents/notary-commissions/
Become a Notary in Washington https://www.dol.wa.gov/business/notary/nrequirements.html
Become a Notary in West Virginia https://sos.wv.gov/business/Pages/NotaryApp.aspx
Become a Notary in Wisconsin https://www.wdfi.org/apps/NotaryTutorialExam/TableOfContents.aspx
Become a Notary in Wyoming http://soswy.state.wy.us/Services/NotariesOverview.aspx