California Approved Notary Training Online

Become a notary public and complete your California notary education from the comfort of your home or office. You don’t have to worry about traffic, parking, or scheduling with notary classes online with Calnotaryclass.

Over 18,074 CA notaries have taken our state approved course. Will you be next?

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What You’ll Get with Calnotaryclass

We provide you with all of the education required to be a California notary public. The notary class consists of three or six hours of education, a pdf workbook, and other resources.

What our California notary public students are saying:

Your practice exam is amazing!

I took it not less than 20 times. It built my confidence a lot before taking the actual exam. I would give it a credit to at least increase my score by 20 points. I highly recommend everyone to try the practice quiz multiple times. It is magical. I passed the exam on the first attempt.
Hemant Bhatt

Thank you.

It was a very good class and I appreciated the materials.
Mary Heare Amodio

I passed the notary exam!

The lessons and the practice exams help me build my confidence even to the point of walking into the exam room. I knew I was going to pass the test. 
Jeanette Hernandez

I really appreciate you and the way you handle business. 

This experience has given me such a warm & happy experience.
Tina Kim


Pass the CA Notary Test

Although you’ll be fully prepared to pass the notary public state exam after completing our training, we want to give you another tool to help you study: a quiz bank of 200+ practice exam questions.

You can take the practice test as many times as you’d like. 35 random questions are presented to you each time.

The practice test is not part of the state-approved education, and completion is optional but highly recommended to help you pass the state exam.


Are you looking for a “notary class near me?”

You can train to be a notary public from anywhere with a computer, tablet, or smartphone and an Internet connection.

We also cover the steps to becoming a notary, and we provide you with links to where to go.

We like to think of it as virtual hand-holding, leading you from one part of the state’s website to another until all of your application documents are prepared and ready to submit.


Your purchase is 100% risk-free. Since our goal was to create the most effective notary public school delivering the best online notary public education for the State of California, we proudly stand behind our training. That’s why we are offering the following guarantee: If you are unhappy with our course for any reason within 60 days from purchasing (this is also the amount of time that you are granted access to the course), we will refund your educational investment.

Frequently Asked Questions about our California Notary Course

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Yes. We are listed on the state’s website as an approved vendor under our website name

There are three major steps:

  1. Complete this online California Notary training class.
  2. Complete state exam.
  3. Submit your application to the state.

We cover all of these steps in great detail during our course. We also link to the appropriate pages on the state’s website to make it easy.

You can also see an overview of the notary application process.

After completing our course, you can take the state’s notary exam through CPS HR Consulting, the only organization the state has approved to administer the exam.

You can find a list of live scan providers on the California Department of Justice’s website.

Drugstores with photo services (e.g., Walgreens or CVS) and many post offices typically offer passport photos.

Take the six-hour course if you’re brand new or your notary commission has expired.

We describe the requirements here: Who Can Become a California Notary Public?

Yes! Our system tracks your progress so you can easily come back to where you left off.

If you can read the information on this page, have watched videos on YouTube or other sites, and fill out the form on the checkout page, you have all of the technical skills necessary to succeed. 

Add the following items:

  • The cost of this class.
  • The cost of the state’s exam.
  • The cost of live scan fingerprinting.
  • The cost to apply to the state.
  • The cost of your surety bond.
  • The cost of your supplies (e.g., seal/stamp and journal). Please refer to the next question for more information about this cost.

Since these costs can vary depending on your purchase decisions, it isn’t easy to quote an exact total cost. Still, it’s sometimes possible to keep the total under $250 depending on what supplies you purchase and the cost of live scan fingerprinting in your county.

We’ve written a more detailed explanation to this question on our blog here: How much does it cost to become a notary in California?

Not directly, but we have partnered with a supply company. Please visit the Notary Supplies section of this site for more information on how to purchase your notary journal or notary seal.

We’re here to answer all of your questions. Please use the contact form to email us or give us a call. You can even ask us questions about the course content directly on each lesson page.

No, you do not need a high school diploma to be a notary in California.

Right here. Our course is online, so it’s wherever you are and you can start right now.

For answers to more questions or other support please visit our support center.

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