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Here, you can learn how to become a notary, how to renew your notary commission, and where to find educational opportunities for notaries public.

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Become a Notary in Florida
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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 surety bond. A more thorough explanation for your state is described below.

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  1. One must be at least 18 years of age
  2. One must be a legal resident of Florida and, if granted commission, maintain legal residency throughout the four-year term.
  3. One must complete and submit an application packet.

All first time notary applicants are required to complete a three hour notary education course by an approved provider within one year prior to the application. For more information, visit the Florida Secretary of State notary public website.

How to apply

To apply for an appointment or reappointment as a Florida notary public, you must purchase a Florida Notary Public package. This package includes your application, which will be submitted electronically to the Department of State, Notary Commissions and Certifications Section, your notary bond and your Florida notary seal. The application form can also be accessed through the following link: Florida Notary Public Application. Notary Rotary manufactures your state-approved notary seal, provides the bond, pays your fees and submits your application electronically. 

Although a notary journal is not required by law, it is recommended that a notary maintain a journal of notarial acts to assist in recalling previous notarial acts or if legally challenged.

Visit the Notary Rotary store for these and other Florida notary supplies.

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