(Closed) anyone take a notary test?

posted 11 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
8351 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I took it and passed many years ago, and I didn’t keep it up, but I remember that it was very easy. I did the selfstudy. Learing is different for each person, so if you enjoy a classroom atmosphere, then take the class. If you would just rather read the booklet yourself and take the test to get it out of the way, you can do that instead.

Post # 5
2025 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m a notary. I’m pretty sure it’s different in every state, but all I had to do was take an easy online test and pay the fee. Here’s a good place to start:


This is the site I use (and another coworker).

Post # 6
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I took the notary test in New York (where I assume you are) back in 2007.

It was painfully easy for anyone relatively smart.  I didn’t have any legal training yet at the time I took it.  All I had to do was read this http://www.dos.state.ny.us/lcns/lawbooks/notary.html 2-3 times, all the way through, the week before the test.  Your mileage may vary on the number of read throughs, but don’t waste your money on prep when all of the information you need to know is free online.  Also don’t waste time memorizing what sections the rules are in–it only counted for one or two questions on my test and memorizing that would be a total time sink.  Most of the questions were pretty soft, like:  What age do you have to be to be a notary?  What is the maximum fee for swearing two people to an affidavit?  What is chattel?  Can you notarize a document to which you are a party? 

Post # 7
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I live in Virginia and I am a notary. There was no test to take, I had to fill out this form and send in $35.00 & then order my stamp afterwards.


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