How to Become a Notary Public
In most states,
becoming a notary public
involves meeting a number of requirements. Generally, you must be 18 years of age, not have a serious criminal history, and successfully complete an application process. In some states, the
notary application process
will require notary education (ranging from a simple online course to a notary class and competency exam) and a background check, as well as the purchase of a
. A more thorough explanation is described
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