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New Notary Law Checklist

Step 1

Obtain a formal Bureau of Criminal Investigation records check (BCI) current within six months of application. Visit for more information on obtaining the records check. If the records check does not contain disqualifying offenses, then the applicant may proceed to the next step. 

Step 2

Visit Create an account and select your online education and testing option.

Step 3

Attend the class or watch the online video and take the test (if required). Upon verifying successful completion of both Ohio Notary Services will provide you with a certificate for submission to the Secretary of State. 

Step 4

Visit and select File Online to create an account and submit your application. 

Step 5

Return to when you receive your notary commission to purchase all of your notary supplies. 


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