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How to Become a Notary Public in Virginia

Importance of Virginia Notary Training

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

How to Become a Notary Public in Virginia

  1. Purchase Virginia Online Notary Seminar to be taught the laws and learn how to protect yourself as a notary (optional).
  2. Complete the notary application.
  3. When you are notified of your appointment, you have 60 days to present yourself to to Court Clerk to take your oath and pick up your commission certificate. The clerk will require an additional fee of $10 (payable to the court).
  4. Order your Virginia notary stamp, as well as a notary journal if you have not already purchased one.


Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: VA Resident or Employee, legal U.S. resident
Stamp/Seal: Stamp or Embosser
Journal: Recommended
Application Fee: $45
Eligibility: No felony convictions unless rights restored,
Other: Read and write English

Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
PO Box 1795
Richmond, VA 23218-1795

Phone: (804) 692-2536
Email: notary@governor.virginia.gov