Seminar Dates, Locations, and Information

Loan and Three-and Six-Hour Certification
Live Classes in the Greater Sacramento Area

State Exam offered after Live Seminars!

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Locations and Dates

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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
Tuesday

October 23, 2021
Saturday

November 13, 2021
Saturday

December 4, 2021
Saturday

Rancho Cordova

Holiday Inn
11269 Point East Drive
Rancho Cordova, California 95742

Directions To This Location

October 9, 2021
Saturday

October 28, 2021
Thursday

November 18, 2021
Thursday

December 7, 2021
Tuesday

Roseville

Springhill Suites Roseville
10593 Fairway Drive
Roseville, CA 95678

Directions To This Location

September 23, 2021
Thursday

October 16, 2021
Saturday

November 6, 2021
Saturday

December 2, 2021
Thursday

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

General Information

Seminar Costs and Registration Times

Seminar Only Fees and Start Times

  • 6-hour Notary Seminar - $99 Reg. $110
    Registration 8:45
  • 3-hour Notary Seminar - $99 Reg. $110
    Registration 1:00
  • Loan Signing Course - $150 Reg. $175
    Registration 6:30

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.

Convictions

  • 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.

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Elk Grove

Elk Grove

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

Saturday, October 9th, 2021

Rancho Cordova

Rancho Cordova

Location: Holiday Inn 11269 Point East Drive Rancho Cordova, California 95742

Saturday, October 16th, 2021

Roseville

Roseville

Location: SpringHill Suites by Marriott Sacramento Roseville 10593 Fairway Dr, Roseville, CA 95678

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

Elk Grove

Elk Grove

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

Thursday, October 28th, 2021

Rancho Cordova

Rancho Cordova

Location: Holiday Inn 11269 Point East Drive Rancho Cordova, California 95742

Saturday, November 6th, 2021

Roseville

Roseville

Location: SpringHill Suites by Marriott Sacramento Roseville 10593 Fairway Dr, Roseville, CA 95678

Saturday, November 13th, 2021

Elk Grove

Elk Grove

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

Thursday, November 18th, 2021

Rancho Cordova

Rancho Cordova

Location: Holiday Inn 11269 Point East Drive Rancho Cordova, California 95742

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

Roseville

Roseville

Location: SpringHill Suites by Marriott Sacramento Roseville 10593 Fairway Dr, Roseville, CA 95678

Saturday, December 4th, 2021

Elk Grove

Elk Grove

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

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

Rancho Cordova

Rancho Cordova

Location: Holiday Inn 11269 Point East Drive Rancho Cordova, California 95742

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