Online Self-Study Courses

New and Returning California Notaries

Becoming a Notary or Renewing a Commission has Never Been Easier!

Study anywhere online any time on any of your devices!

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Don’t have time to sit in a class all day?
Interested in studying for the required notary certification at your leisure?

Then our 3- and 6-hour self-study online courses are perfect for you because they allow you to study at your own pace. Take as little as five minutes here and there or as much time as you'd like to complete the course.

These courses are easy to follow. Just sit back, enjoy the background music as you read along with the videos. The courses are timed to meet the California Secretary of State required 3 or 6 hours of study. Handouts are included with each chapter for additional optional study.

Our online students may take the State Exam at our Live Seminar Locations or at any CPS Proctored site in the state.

The course includes optional free State Exam Preparation with At a Glance summary information and Practice State Tests that align with our Live Course Manual in the first chapter handouts. These Online Courses come with a Pass Guarantee. In addition, you may choose to receive one free zip code listing on our Need a Notary list.

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Three-and Six-Hour Certification

  • Instant Access - Start Right Away!
  • Fast & Easy to follow!
  • Study at your own pace.
  • Take the State Exam:

How it Works

  • After your purchase:
    • Six-Hour Registration
    • Three-Hour Registration
    • You will receive an email with a link to an instructions page for the course website.
    • Create an account and password.
    • Login anywhere and anytime from all your devices.
    • Take as much time as you need to complete the course;
      • As little as five minutes here and there or as much time as you'd like.
  • When you finish the course:
    • Download, scan, or copy the Course Completion Certificate;
    • Scan or photo and email, fax, or mail to us.
    • We will email the Proof of Completion Certificate and the Notary Application by the next business day.

Study Online

  • Courses Include:
    • Easy to follow instructions
    • Topic chapters, quizzes, and final quiz
    • Optional Study Aids:
      • Handouts, scenarios, hands-on practice, sample journal entry and notary acts, live course manual,
    • Proof of Completion Certificate
    • Notary Application.
    • State Notary Exam Prep
    • State Exam Practice Tests with the Passcode for our students, and
    • One optional free zip code listing on our Need a Notary list.
    • State Exam
    • Pass Guarantee.

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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"I just wanted to let you know that I scored a 93 on my notary examination. Your course did the trick! Thanks." - S.C.