Importance of Hawaii Notary Training

As a notary public in the State of Hawaii, you have UNLIMITED financial liability on EVERY document you notarize. You do not want to take the office of Notary Public lightly. The Hawaii Online Notary Course is the fastest, easiest and most affordable way for you to learn what to do and how to protect yourself as a notary. Whether you are a new or current notary public, you should spend some time learning the laws. It's less expensive than an attorney consult!

Interactive Hawaii Notary Course Features:

Video Instruction

We use the power of the internet to bring an instructor right into your computer. The instructor will teach and reinforce the materials to help you retain and connect with it. We even provide you detailed instructions on how to obtain your commission! The video can be accessed at any time, from any computer, tablet or phone with internet access. Plus, you can re-watch the videos as many times as you like.

Immediate Access - No Delays!

Because we value your time, upon receipt of your payment, you will IMMEDIATELY be granted with access to your notary course. You can start your Hawaii notary training in just a few minutes!

Instant Access

Social Interaction

Your course includes a social forum to ask questions and receive responses from your instructor and other students in a classroom-style discussion.

Instant Access to Your Proof of Completion Certificate

After completing the course, you will have access to a Proof of Completion Certificate. Display it proudly to show you take your notary commission seriously and that you are well-trained in the laws and procedures of Hawaii notaries public.

How to Become a Notary Public in Hawaii
Step by Step Instructions

  1. Complete the Online Hawaii Notary Training Course (not required)
  2. Application for a notary public commission is made on forms provided by the Attorney General.
  3. After approval of an applicant by the Attorney General, the applicant is required to take a written closed-book examination covering such statutory laws and rules that apply to notaries public, as well as practical aspects of a notary's practice, and a notary's duties and responsibilities. The passing score is 72 points or 80 percent.
Notary Testing Procedure
  1. The examination is given at the Department of the Attorney General, 425 Queen Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
  2. For Hawai‘i island applicants: Hilo applicants: Department of the Attorney General, Family Law Division, 101 Aupuni Street, Suite 320, Hilo, Hawai‘i  96720-4246 (When notification of exam is sent to you, there will be a phone number and name to call to schedule the exam.)
  3. For Kailua-Kona applicants: Department of the Attorney General, Family Law Division, 77-6399 Nalani Street, #101, Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i  96740
  4. Every person appointed and commissioned a notary must forthwith file a literal or photo static copy of his commission, an impression of his seal, and a specimen of his official signature with the clerk of the circuit court of the circuit in which the notary resides. Each person may also, at his option, file the above-named documents with the clerk of any other circuit court. Thereafter, any clerk, when requested, shall certify to the official character and acts of any such notary whose commission, impression of seal and specimen of official signature is so filed in his office (a process called authentication). (Authentication is usually required when a document notarized by a local notary public is sent to another state or country. Such state or country may require evidence that the notary who notarized the document is a duly commissioned officer of the State of Hawaii.)


Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Legal HI Resident. Green card holders, must be actively seeking citizenship once eligible.
Stamp/Seal: Stamp or Embosser
Journal: Required
Bond: $1,000
Application Fee: $10 for application, $40 for commission.
Eligibility: No felony or perjury convictions. Never expelled from legislature
Other: Pass an exam, be able to read and write English

Department of the Attorney General, Notary Public Office
425 Queen St
Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: (808) 586-1216