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How to Become a Notary Public in California

California Notary Requirements:

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old
  • Residency: Resident or Employee of business in CA residing in bordering state

  • Bond Required: $15,000 for the 4-year commission term

  • Application Fee: $40 (test & application)

  • Mandatory CA Notary Education Class & Exam – please refer to CA SOS website. Must not have any felony convictions or disqualifying misdemeanors.

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Step by Step instructions on how to become an California Notary.

1. Follow the step-by-step guideline located on the CA Secretary of State’s Website:

2. Purchase a $15,000 Notary Bond and any supplies you will need such as a stamp/embosser, journal.

3. File Notary Public Oath & Bond.

4. Once you receive your notary commission certificate, please forward a copy to us at so we can ship your supplies.