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The ONLY entity selected to provide the education and training to be a traditional Ohio Notary Public and an Ohio Online Notary Public.

We are your one-stop shop for meeting the education and testing requirements to earn or renew your traditional notary commission and become authorized as an online notary public in Ohio, plus you can order your supplies from us too!  No need to go anywhere else.

 

Please Choose a Notary Type to begin:

- I want to be commissioned as a Traditional Notary Public 

- I want to be authorized to be an Online Notary Public (New!) 

Please remember that you must be commissioned as a "traditional" Ohio Notary Public or in the process of becoming one in order to be authorized as an Ohio Online Notary Public. The Secretary of State is NOT able to approve your application to be an Online Notary Public until you are also a "traditional" Notary Public.

Note, this option is NOT for those wishing to be a "traditional" Notary Public. You may access those educational options here.

- Renew your Commission or Authorization

 

 

Notary Law (Short) Checklist (Full details below)
 

Step 1 
Obtain a formal Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) background check

Step 2
Visit www.becomeanohionotary.com.

Step 3
View the class and pass the test (if required.) Ohio Notary Services will provide you with a certificate for submission to the Secretary of State.

Step 4
Visit the Ohio Secretary of State's website and select File Online to submit your application.

Step 5
Return to www.becomeanohionotary.com to purchase your notary supplies. Free standard shipping on all notary bundles! (Use the code “FREE”)

 

 

Earn or Renew Your Traditional Notary

Because of our unique partnership we are the most experienced notary education provider in the state. Complete all your required training and testing online. You can renew existing commissions with us up to 90 days in advance…just don’t miss your expiration date or the law requires you to start over as a new notary!

 

Notary Law Checklist (full)
Step 1 
Obtain a formal Bureau of Criminal Investigation records check (BCI) current within six months of application. Visit https://bit.ly/2kH0pfn for information on obtaining the records check. If the records check does not contain disqualifying offenses, then the applicant may proceed to the next step. Use BCI Code: 147.22

Step 2
Visit www.becomeanohionotary.com. Create an account and select your online education and testing option.

Step 3
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 the Ohio Secretary of State's website and select File Online to create an account and submit your application.

Step 5
Return to www.becomeanohionotary.com when you receive your notary commission to purchase all of your notary supplies. Now, free standard shipping on all notary bundles! (Use the code “FREE”)

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