Become a Rhode Island Notary Public

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Rhode Island Notary Commission Overview

The step-by-step process for becoming a notary public in the state of Rhode Island is detailed below. Once you are ready to shop for supplies, simply visit our store. As a national provider of notary supplies, notary bonds, insurance, and training, has pretty much everything you need to become a Rhode Island notary public.


Importance of Rhode Island Notary Training

As a notary public in the State of Rhode Island, you have unlimited financial liability on every document you notarize. You do not want to take the office of Notary Public lightly. The Rhode Island 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. 

How to Become a Notary Public in Rhode Island

Step-by-Step Instructions

How to Become a Notary Public in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Office of Notary Public is available to Rhode Island residents, non-residents who conduct business on a regular basis within the State of Rhode Island, and Attorneys and Certified Public Accountants in good standing.

1. Take the  “Notary Knowledge Today” assessment to prove that you know how to perform your notary public duty.

2. Complete and print the Notary Application Form.

3. Appear before a Rhode Island notary public to take the Oath of Office and complete the certificate.

4. Mail your completed and notarized application with the $80 fee to: RI Department of State 148 W. River St. Providence, RI 02904

5. Receive your notary commission certificate in the mail.

6. Purchase your Rhode Island notary stamp.

Congratulations! You are now a Rhode Island notary public!


Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Stamp/Seal: Recommended
Journal: Recommended
Application Fee: $80
Eligibility: Have good moral character
Other: Be able to read and write English

148 West River Street
Providence, RI 02904-2615

Phone: (401) 222-3040


  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age;
  • Be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States;
  • Be a resident of or have a place of employment or practice in this state;
  • Be able to read and write English;
  • Not be disqualified to receive a commission under §42-30.1-16; and
  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the powers and duties pursuant to the requirements of this chapter.

Other Qualifications:

  • Be an attorney in good standing applying as a member of the RI Bar Association; or
  • Be a certified public accountant in good standing applying as a certified Rhode Island licensee