Live Seminar Information

New and Returning Notaries
Sacramento Area, CA

Three-and Six-Hour Certification

State Exam offered after Live Seminars!

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Choose A Notary Seminar That Meets Your Needs

Total Live Seminar

  • Includes everything you need to become a notary or renew your commission.
  • For ease, convenience, and savings!
  • Let us help take the hassle out of receiving your Commission.

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Live Seminar Only

  • Choose course only.
  • Or add individual items as needed:
  • Live Scan, Passport Photo, Bond Packages, Supplies.

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Loan Document/Mortgage Signing Course

  • Advanced Training
  • Interested in a lucrative loan document signing career?
  • Need a better understanding of the Office of the Notary Public?
    • This is a separate course.

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Once Registered:

  • Confirmation Sent via Email with:
    • Directions and Instructions
    • Course Manual Attached
    • State Notary Exam Prep At a Glance, and
    • State Exam Practice Tests with the Passcode.

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Seminars Near You

  • Sacramento Area Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova, and Roseville/Lincoln, California.
  • Select a class date and location.
    • Enter during registration at checkout.

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Elk Grove

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
9175 West Stockton Boulevard
Elk Grove, CA 95758-8051

Directions To This Location

September 28, 2021

October 23, 2021

November 13, 2021

December 4, 2021

Rancho Cordova

Holiday Inn
11269 Point East Drive
Rancho Cordova, California 95742

Directions To This Location

October 9, 2021

October 28, 2021

November 18, 2021

December 7, 2021


Springhill Suites Roseville
10593 Fairway Drive
Roseville, CA 95678

Directions To This Location

September 23, 2021

October 16, 2021

November 6, 2021

December 2, 2021

Class Dates

September 2021

Thursday - 23rd - Roseville

Tuesday - 28th - Elk Grove

October 2021

Saturday - 9th - Rancho Cordova

Saturday - 16th - Roseville

Saturday - 23rd - Elk Grove

Thursday - 28th - Rancho Cordova

November 2021

Saturday - 6th - Roseville

Saturday - 13th - Elk Grove

Thursday - 18th - Rancho Cordova

December 2021

Thursday - 2nd - Roseville

Saturday - 4th - Elk Grove

Tuesday - 7th - Rancho Cordova

  • Our 3- and 6-hour Live Secretary of State Mandatory Certification Seminars are offered in the
  • Course includes all course materials which align with the Seminar PowerPoint.
  • These seminars are small, interactive, hands-on, and at the same time fun and entertaining.

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  • CPS-proctored State Notary Exam follows the Live Seminars. We are so confident that you will pass that we offer a Money Back Guarantee!
  • In addition, for your convenience, we have onsite Live Scan Fingerprinting required for your background check, Passport Photo, Notary Supplies, and Bond Packages. To really make it easy, select the Total Live Seminar Package which includes everything a notary needs or choose only the Live Seminar and add any of the items we offer individually.
  • Also, for the career-minded notary or those who want a better understanding of the office of the Notary Public, we offer advanced training in a Certified Loan/Mortgage Document Signing Class after the State Exam at our regularly scheduled live seminars.
  • Register early to guarantee your seat! With registration, the course manual and test preparation are sent via your email for optional advanced study, including Free Pre-Study with an At-a-Glance summary notes on essential notary knowledge as an aid to pass the State Exam as well as Free Practice Tests for everyone and advanced exams for our students.

Everything you Need!

  • All Course Materials
  • Interactive Instruction
  • State Exam Preparation
  • Proof of Completion Certificate
  • One free Zip Code Listing on our Need a Notary list.

Bring-a-Friend Discounts:

  • For two friends, $10 off each person;
  • For three or more friends, $15 off each person.

Seminar Schedules

Three-Hour Seminar Schedule

  • Registration - 1:00 to 1:30
  • Instruction and Break - 1:30 to 4:45
  • State Exam - 4:45 to 6:30
  • Optional Loan Course - 6:30 to 9:00

Six-Hour Seminar Schedule

  • Registration - 8:45 to 9:15
  • Instruction and Break - 9:15 to 1:00
  • Lunch on Your Own - 1:00 to 2:00
  • Instruction and Break - 2:00 to 4:45
  • State Exam - 4:45 to 6:30
  • Optional Loan Course - 6:30 to 9:00

The State Exam is offered after our Live Notary Seminars and will require a separate $40 check or money order made payable to the Secretary of State in addition to any course fees.

What to Bring to the Seminar

  • Photo Identification:
    • Driver License, Passport, etc., - Current or Issued within five years
  • 2-inch x 2-inch Color Passport Photo or One Taken On-Site;
  • Two #2 pencils;
  • Separate check or money order made payable to the Secretary of State for $40 if first exam; $20 for re-take.

What to Bring to the Loan Document Course

  • The only thing you will need to bring to class is a notepad and pen.
  • All other materials will be supplied.

Academy Policies

Note: The Secretary of State requires a full three or six hours of class time.

  • Refunds:
    No refunds for students who are late, fail to show, cancel less than 48 hours prior to class, or reschedule repeatedly. These students may reschedule for any of our other classes for a $50 fee.
  • Rescheduling:
    There is no charge for students who reschedule more than 48 hours prior to class. Reschedule more than 48 hours prior to class without charge.
  • Cancellations:
    The cancellation fee is 10% of the total or a flat $20 fee (whichever is greater).
  • Returned Check Fee:
    Any returned check will incur a fee of $25.
  • Schedule is subject to change.

Should I take the 3-or 6-Hour Course?

California Secretary of State Requirements

  • Three-Hour Refresher Course
    • The Three-Hour refresher course is for:
      • Returning Notaries who have not had a lapse in their Commission.
  • Six-Hour Mandatory Course
    • The Six-Hour course is for:
      • First-time Notaries;
      • Returning Notaries who wish a better understating of the latest notary laws; and
      • Notaries whose Commission has lapsed.

What are the Qualifications for Notary?

Every person appointed as a notary public shall:

  • be 18 years of age or older (there is no maximum age set by statute)
  • be a legal California resident
  • complete a course of study approved by the Secretary of State
  • satisfactorily complete and pass a written examination prescribed by the Secretary of State
  • clear a background check
  • (Government Code section 8201.)

Child Support

  • Applicants found to be non-compliant with child or family support orders will be issued temporary term notary public commissions.
  • Notaries public found to be non-compliant after the notary public commission is issued may be subject to commission suspension or revocation. (Family Code section 17520.)

Background Check

  • State law requires all applicants be fingerprinted as part of a background check prior to being granted an appointment as a notary public.
  • Information concerning the fingerprinting requirement will be mailed to applicants who pass the examination.


  • All applicants are required to disclose on their application any arrests for which trial is pending and all convictions:
    • Conviction of a felony where not less than 10 years have passed since the completion of probation;
    • Conviction of a disqualifying misdemeanor (involving moral turpitude) where not less than 5 years have passed since the completion of probation.
  • Convictions dismissed under Penal Code section 1203.4 or 1203.4a must be disclosed.
  • If you have any questions concerning the disclosure of convictions or arrests, contact the Secretary of State prior to signing the application.

The Secretary of State will recommend denial of an application for the following reasons:

  • Failure to disclose any arrest or conviction;
  • Conviction of a felony where not less than 10 years have passed since the completion of probation;
  • Conviction of a disqualifying misdemeanor where not less than 5 years have passed since the completion of probation; or
  • A determination that the facts of a particular case warrant denial, such as the nature and severity of the act or the presence of aggravating factors.

For additional information, please review the Disciplinary Guidelines.

For a list of Disqualifying Convictions on the SOS website.

Frequently Asked Questions


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The Notary Public Section of the Secretary of State's office appoints and commissions eligible notaries public.

A notary public is a public official who performs valuable services to the legal, business, financial and real estate communities by certifying or witnessing signatures on official documents.

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