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How to Get a Notary Public License

Watch more How to Pick a Career videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn the steps toward getting your notary public license by following this guide. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Find out your state's requirements Determine the eligibility requirements in your state. While requirements vary, generally a candidate must be at least 18 years old, live or work in the state in which they wish to be licensed, and be able to read, write, and speak English. Step 2: Fill out an application Complete and submit an application to become a notary. Applications are available through state government offices and from the National Notary Association. Most applications require a picture, letters of reference, the mark of your notary seal, and a surety bond. Tip Many resources are available through the National Notary Association website at Step 3: Study Attend a seminar, take a class, or follow a study guide to prepare yourself for the exam. Education and training classes are frequently offered through state governments as well as through several notary associations. Step 4: Pass the test Pass your notary exam and take your oath of office before a notary or other authorized individual. Step 5: Buy your stamp Purchase your notary stamp or seal. Stamps, seals, record books, and other supplies valuable for notaries public are available through many notary public associations. Step 6: Renew your license after expiration Make note of your license's expiration date. Most notary public licenses are valid for 4 years, after which, you can renew your license. Did You Know? The origin of public notaries dates back to ancient Rome.
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