Certified Notary Resources What You Need To Know

Training and Certifications

If you have less than two years of experience, certification provides a potential path to increased closings. Please click the button below.

Path to the Approved List

Requires an approved background check and certification from NNA. Click below on the Find Out More button and you will be directed to NNA.

Notary Registration

By clicking the button below, you will be directed to the registration portal for the notary. Please make sure to upload all critical docs. 

Code of Responsibility | Study

If you are not familiar with this code, please take a few minutes and study it. It was constructed by our industry peers.

State-by-State Notary Updates

Review the latest state information regarding notary laws. Stay abreast of current law in your state. NNA hotline support: 1-888-876-0827.

NNA Notary Bulletin and Lawsuits

A notary’s worst nightmare is being named in a lawsuit. It happens more than you might think and it can lead to substantial losses. 

Background Check Requirements

Important Guidance for Signing Agents

In order to be CFPB compliant (meeting all lender and title company certification requirements), we require that all third-party notary vendors meet the updated RON requirements of State Certification, lenders and large national title companies which have now instituted background check and certification requirements for ALL notaries that want to perform signings for their firms. 

By comparison, through the NNA Certified Notary Signing Agent program with background screening, Notary Signing Agents need not undergo a separate screening for each of the major lenders, because it is universally accepted by participating lenders and title firms.

The BGC is now required to be renewed once a year. Make sure to watch for your annual renewal notification! It is generally sent about 60 days prior to cancellation.