Almost everything that you need to get approval as a notary public can be accomplished online. You need look up the requirements for the state you live in. There will be basic qualifications. This is usually the obvious requirement that you be an adult, and you live in the state you wish to practice in. No state will allow a person to become a notary public with a felony record. Other than these qualifications, there are certain steps you need to take in order to become a notary public. Almost all of these steps can be taken online.
You can download the application and print it out. Most states will require a printed notary application to be sent to them, so they can review the information. Mailing the application will be one of only two things you can’t do online. Although, you may be able to give the envelope to the postal carrier, if you have a stamp.
A basic training course
The time it takes to learn how to become a notary public is only a couple of hours, but this course is available online. It should be mentioned that not every state requires you to take a training course, but you need to learn the basics before you start to do your new job.
Every state requires a bond
This is simply an insurance policy for errors and omissions. It is standard practice for many professionals to have this type of insurance. For example, lawyers have this type of insurance in the case the they make a mistake that leads to a financial loss for a client. If this happens to you, your customer is protected. These bonds can be purchased online. You will need to send proof of purchase with your application.
All of your supplies can be purchased online after you are approved as a notary public in your state. There is one thing that you will have to do in person. Once you are notified of your approval, you will need to take an oath at your county clerk’s office. After this, you are ready to start doing the work of a notary public.