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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.

Ohio Notary Services provides two convenient options for the required education and testing. Attend an in-person session at a location near you from throughout the state of Ohio (Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo) or complete the education and testing online from your home or office. The choice is yours!

Select a Traditional Notary Education Option:

- Online Programs 

- In-Person Programs 

Please note: Failure to pass the required test automatically triggers a State-mandated 30-day waiting period before the applicant can apply to retake the exam.  Ohio Notary Services is prohibited from waiving this legal requirement. Should an applicant fail the exam a second time, the applicant must re-start the process with a new application including fee.


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.

Earn or Renew Your Traditional Notary

We’ve got you covered there, too. In fact, because of our unique partnership we are the most experienced notary education provider in the state. Complete all your required training and testing online or in person at one of six convenient locations. 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!


Become an Online Notary
As of September 20, 2019, Ohio law allows for the online notarization of documents by authorized online notaries public. Save yourself, your company and those seeking to have something notarized time and money with this new designation.

Ohio Notary Services is the Ohio Secretary of State’s sole authorized provider for training and testing to become an online notary.


Notary Law Checklist
Step 1 
Obtain a formal Bureau of Criminal Investigation records check (BCI) current within six months of application. Visit 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 Create an account and select whether you want to take an in-person class and test (if required) or if you wish to do both online.

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 the Ohio Secretary of State's website 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. Now, free standard shipping on all notary bundles! (Use the code “FREE”)


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