The Ohio Secretary of State has provided a User Guide to assist applying notaries attempting to navigate the application process on the SoS site. Please visit this link: https://www.becomeanohionotary.com/docDownload/1775830 to download it. As a reminder, the link to the Secretary of State is: https://notary.ohiosos.gov/
Here are some other helpful hints:
Once you have completed your education, passed your test (if required) and obtained your BCI background check report (if required) you must visit the Ohio Secretary of State’s Notary site to complete your notary application. Visit https://notary.ohiosos.gov/ and click on the FILE NOTARY COMMISSION APPLICATIONS AND UPDATES. Follow the steps at that site.
This is also the place where you will update the Secretary of State with changes in your name or find your commission number.