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What it Costs to Become a Notary Public

The cost of the whole process of becoming a Notary Public is very minimal, especially when compared to the potential income. The costs vary somewhat from state to state, but here is an idea that will help you plan.

  • When required, mandatory training courses are from 0-$140.
  • Testing fees are from 0-$40.
  • Fingerprint fees are about $25-$100.
  • Seals (Notary stamp)are about $15-$35
  • Journal of Notarial Acts $8-$25
  • Thumbprinter about $8
  • Surety bond around $35-$50
There are some states that only require a potential Notary to take an oath, with no training or testing involved. Some states require you to pass a test, but don't require training. Some states don't require journals, while others require journals, but don't require Notaries to take thumbprints. Some states require thumbprints only for notarizations involving real estate deeds. So the start-up costs can vary widely depending on where you live.

Most Notary terms last four years. You should only need one seal and bond during that time. You'll need additional journals and thumbprinters as you use them up. So, for well under $400 (and that's on the high side) you can become a Notary. A more reasonable expectation of the cost in most states would be closer to $200.

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PLEASE NOTE: You don't have to be a Notary Public to train for this career and become certified, so you can start training immediately. However, you do need to become a Notary Public before you can actually perform notarized loan signings. Becoming a Notary Public for your state is independent of this course. Also, most states allow loan signing agents to assist in closing loans, but not all of them do. Before you order this course, be sure to check and see if your state allows loan signing agents to assist in closing loans. Go to the state links for instructions on how to become a Notary Public in your state.

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