Seminar Dates, Locations, and Information

Three-and Six-Hour Certification

State Exam offered after Live Seminars!

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Locations and Dates

Elk Grove

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

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December 6, 2018
Thursday

January 17, 2019
Thursday

February 9, 2019
Saturday

March 14, 2019
Thursday

April 20, 2019
Saturday

May 16, 2019
Thursday

June 22, 2019
Saturday

Lincoln/Roseville

Holiday Inn Express
155 Ferrari Ranch Road
Lincoln, California 95648

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November 17, 2018
Saturday

December 1, 2018
Saturday

January 12, 2019
Saturday

January 31, 2019
Thursday

February 16, 2019
Saturday

March 7, 2019
Thursday

March 30, 2019
Saturday

April 11, 2019
Thursday

April 27, 2019
Saturday

May 9, 2019
Thursday

May 18, 2019
Saturday

June 13, 2019
Thursday

June 29, 2019
Saturday

Rancho Cordova

Holiday Inn
11269 Point East Drive
Rancho Cordova, California 95742

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Register

November 15, 2018
Thursday

December 4, 2018
Tuesday

January 26, 2019
Saturday

February 12, 2019
Tuesday

March 23, 2019
Saturday

April 25, 2019
Thursday

May 11, 2019
Saturday

June 20, 2019
Thursday

Class Dates

Register

November 15, 2018
Thursday – Rancho Cordova

November 17, 2018
Saturday - Lincoln/Roseville

December 1, 2018
Saturday - Lincoln/Roseville

December 4, 2018
Tuesday – Rancho Cordova

December 6, 2018
Thursday – Elk Grove

January 12, 2019
Saturday - Lincoln/Roseville

January 17, 2019
Thursday – Elk Grove

January 26, 2019
Saturday – Rancho Cordova

January 31, 2019
Thursday - Lincoln/Roseville

February 9, 2019
Saturday – Elk Grove

February 12, 201
Tuesday – Rancho Cordova

February 16, 2019
Saturday - Lincoln/Roseville

March 7, 2019
Thursday - Lincoln/Roseville

March 14, 2019
Thursday – Elk Grove

March 23, 2019
Saturday – Rancho Cordova

March 30, 2019
Saturday - Lincoln/Roseville

April 11, 2019
Thursday - Lincoln/Roseville

April 20, 2019
Saturday – Elk Grove

April 25, 2019
Thursday – Rancho Cordova

April 27, 2019
Saturday - Lincoln/Roseville

May 9, 2019
Thursday - Lincoln/Roseville

May 11, 2019
Saturday – Rancho Cordova

May 16, 2019
Thursday – Elk Grove

May 18, 2019
Saturday - Lincoln/Roseville

June 13, 2019
Thursday - Lincoln/Roseville

June 20, 2019
Thursday – Rancho Cordova

June 22, 2019
Saturday – Elk Grove

June 29, 2019
Saturday - Lincoln/Roseville

Total Live Seminar Registration

Live Seminar Registration

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 - $89 Reg. $100
    Registration 1:00
  • Loan Signing Course - $150 Reg. $175
    Registration 6:15

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 6:15
  • Optional Loan Course - 6:15-8:45

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 6:15
  • Optional Loan Course - 6:15-8:45

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.

Academy Policies

Note: The Secretary of State requires a full three 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.

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

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.
  • 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.
    • For specifics about your arrest(s) and or conviction(s), please contact the California Department of Justice at (916) 227-3849.

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