State Exam Practice Tests

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Practice tests for anyone and advanced exams for our students, or for purchase.

  • Taking practice tests is a valuable way to learn the topic and gain confidence.
  • Each question comes with a reference page number from our Course Manual.
    • Included free with the purchase of any Online Course.
    • Upon completion of the Online Courses, you will receive the Proof of Completion Certificate, along with the link to the Course Manual and the Passcode via email.
    • Or purchase the Passcode and Course Manual for just $30

Free Practice Tests

Tests for Our Students

Caution: Be sure to study the Course Manual or the SOS Notary Handbook before beginning any Practice Tests.

Register for any Online Notary Course to receive the Passcode and Course Manual

Or Non-Students may Purchase the Advanced Practice Passcode and Manual, separately for $30.

  • Passcode and Course Manual links will be sent instantly to your email.
    • Non-Refundable


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Practice Exam Instructions

Click on the Exam topic you wish to practice.

  • Take any or all as many times as you wish.
  • You will need to enter your name to begin the free exams.
    • Tests for Our Students: enter the passcode given at time of registration.

Answer each question or your exam will not be scored.

  • You may skip an answer and return to it later.
  • Each question comes with a reference page number from our Course Manual.
    • The Course Manual is sent via email and delivered at class upon registration.
  • Once you finish, click Submit to receive score results and the correct answers to any missed items.
  • If you wish to retake the test, click Logout and repeat the process.
  • If you wish to take another test;
    • Click the back arrow three times to return to the practice test page or
    • Return to our website then click the Free Practice Test link.
    • Select the next practice test.
    • Repeat the process.

About the State Exam

Beginning July 1, 2019, changes to the State Exam become effective, as follows.

The Exam has 45 multiple choice questions that are weighted;

  • some questions have a greater value than others

100 Points Total;

  • a score of 70 or better is needed to pass

Proctored Exam:

  • 60 minutes
  • Closed-book exam
    • you can write in the test booklet
  • Must use a #2 lead pencil to fill in the bubbles
  • Choose the best possible answer of the choices given.
  • For additional free pre-exam preparation, refer to our Blog and the At a Glance feature.

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“I took your 3-hour refresher course and I wasn't very confident after taking the test, but figured I only needed 70. I ended up with a score of 97. [Of course, I have no idea what question(s) I answered incorrectly.] Thank you for your help!” - K.R.