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State Exam Practice Tests

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Practice tests for anyone;
advanced exams for our students.

  • 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.
  • Upon any course registration the Course Manual attachment and the passcode are sent via email.

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.

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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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