How to Become a Pennsylvania Notary


How to Become a Notary Public in Pennsylvania

  1. Take the mandatory 3 hour education course
  2. Fill out the Pennsylvania Notary Application

    Upload proof of having completed a three hour approved mandatory notary education course within six months preceding application if required.

  3. First-time applicants and applicants that have allowed the commission to expire will be required to take a state exam through the exam vendor Pearson VUE. The state will give you instructions for your exam after receipt of your application.
  4. You should receive your commission certificate within 4-6 weeks.
  5. Within 45 days after the date of appointment, a notary public is required to execute a $10,000 bond. You can contact your local insurance agent or call your county prothonotary and see who they recommend locally.
  6. The notary applicant must register his/her signature with the prothonotary of the county wherein the notary public maintains an office within 45 days after appointment or reappointment. If the recording and oath requirements are not met within the 45 day period, the commission becomes null and void. Applicants must then begin the process again by submitting a new application and the $42.00 application fee for appointment to a new commission and a new appointment date.
  7. If you ordered a supply package, email us your commission information to: orders@notary.net or fax to: (615) 790-7912. Otherwise, order your Pennsylvania notary supplies now.

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Pennsylvania Notary Supplies


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    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. & Canada Edition

    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. and Canada
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    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. & Canada Edition

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    Driver's license and I.D. checking guide. A notary public should own a copy of the I.D. Checking Guide to use when verifying in- and out-of-state identification.
    $32.95 $16.95
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    Gold Foil Stickers

    Gold Foil Stickers
    Gold Foil Stickers

    Gold Foil Stickers

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    Notary Records Journal

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    Notary Records Journal

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    $14.95$17.95
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    MOJO: Modern Journal of Notarial Events

    Modern Notary Journal (Soft Cover)
    Modern Notary Journal (Soft Cover)

    MOJO: Modern Journal of Notarial Events

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    Keeping a notary journal is required by law in 16 states and strongly recommended in the rest.

    A journal is an important chronicle of your notarial actions and can help protect you in the event of future legal proceedings. The Modern Journal meets all state requirements and contains room for nearly 500 entries, with multiple notarizations per entry. Other features include:

    - 128 numbered heavy-weight pages
    - tamper-proof binding and sewn construction
    - time-saving checkboxes
    - complete instructions

    Every attempt has been made to strike the perfect balance between quality and economy - we hope you'll agree.

    $15.95$18.95
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    Classic Journal of Notarial Events

    Classic Notary Journal (Soft Cover)
    Classic Notary Journal (Soft Cover)

    Classic Journal of Notarial Events

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    $16.00$19.00
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    Loan Signing Agent Certification Course

    Loan Signing Agent Course
    Loan Signing Agent Course

    Loan Signing Agent Certification Course

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    $179.00 $45.00
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    Pennsylvania Notary State-Approved Online Course

    Pennsylvania Notary Course
    Pennsylvania Notary Course

    Pennsylvania Notary State-Approved Online Course

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    • State-Specific Notary Laws and Information
    • Approved and update for RULONA
    • 12 Months of Unlimited Access
    • On-Demand Video Instruction
    • Immediate access to Proof of Completion Certificate (PDF)
    • Course forums to receive updates, ask questions and interact with other students

    *To meet the training requirement each user must have their own course and login.

    $99.95 $29.95
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    Pennsylvania Notary Stamp

    Trodat 4913 Notary Stamps
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    Pennsylvania Notary Stamp

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    Choose your desired Pennsylvania notary stamp type below. Start by choosing the stamp type, then stamp color, then ink color. Not all notary stamps offer all options.

    $14.95$28.95
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    Pennsylvania Notary Supplies Package

    Pennsylvania Notary Package
    Pennsylvania Notary Package

    Pennsylvania Notary Supplies Package

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    When you receive your notary commission, forward a copy to us at orders@notary.net and we will make your stamp(s)/embosser with that information.
    $89.00$99.00
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    Pennsylvania Notary Embosser

    Pennsylvania Notary Embosser

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    Choose your desired Pennsylvania notary embosser type and color below. Start by choosing the embosser type, then embosser color. Not all notary embossers offer all color options.
    $24.95$32.00
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    Pennsylvania Notary Bond ($10,000)

    Notary Bond
    Notary Bond

    Pennsylvania Notary Bond ($10,000)

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    $30.00
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    Pennsylvania Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

    Pennsylvania Notary Acknowledgment Stamp
    Pennsylvania Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

    Pennsylvania Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

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    $22.95
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    Pennsylvania Notary Verification Stamp

    Pennsylvania Notary Verification Stamp
    Pennsylvania Notary Verification Stamp

    Pennsylvania Notary Verification Stamp

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    $22.95
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    Embosser Impression Inker

    Embosser Impression Inker
    Embosser Impression Inker

    Embosser Impression Inker

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    $14.95

Pennsylvania Notary Requirements


Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident or Employee
Stamp/Seal: Required
Journal: Required
Bond: $10,000
Application Fee: $42
Eligibility: No felony convictions.
Never had a notary commission revoked
Other: Complete a certified training course.
Complete an exam: $65


Address:
Department of State Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation
210 North Office Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0029

Phone: (717) 787-5280
Email: ST-NOTARIES@pa.gov

Important Pennsylvania Notary Links

Pennsylvania State Website
Pennsylvania Notary Application
Pennsylvania Notary Name Change
Pennsylvania Notary Address Change
Pennsylvania Notary Database
Pennsylvania Notary Handbook



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