$30 California Notary Training Online

Complete your California notary class from the comfort of your home or office. No driving, parking, or scheduling.

CA Approved

Course is approved by the Secretary of State.

24/7 Access

Online course is available when you are. No worries about schedules, driving, or parking.

Study At Your Own Pace

You'll have 60 days to complete this 3- or 6-hour course.

Course is Required

A training course is required for new or renewing notaries.

Proof of Completion

Certificate included at no additional cost and is issued instantly upon completion. No waiting!

Mobile Friendly

Train from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

What You'll Get

This course provides you with all of the training required to become a California Notary Public. The course consists of either three or six hours of training and a pdf workbook.



You'll spend the state-required amount of time learning the workbook and other materials as our award-winning instructor as he points out any tips, tricks, or gotchas along the way.


Interact with the instructor asynchronously on every lesson page. We aim for a response time of one business day.


Your course workbook is downloadable. You can choose to print it or read it on your computer or mobile device.


We've been providing online training for over a decade in several industries and are praised for our exceptional customer support. If you need us, we'll be there.


Study for the CA Notary Exam

Although you'll be fully prepared to take the state notary exam after completing our course we want to give you another tool to help study: a quiz bank of 200+ practice exam questions.

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

The practice exam is not part of the state-approved course and completion is optional. 



Since this is an online course, you can train from anywhere that you have a computer, tablet, or smartphone and an Internet connection. That could be your home, office, or even in a coffee shop.

We also cover the steps to become 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.

Learn how to notarize like a boss.


Your purchase is 100% risk free. Since it was our goal to create the most effective online Notary training for the State of California, we proudly stand behind our course. 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

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Is your course approved by the state of California?

Yes. We are listed on the state's website under our website name

What's the process to become a Notary?

There are three major steps:

  1. Complete this online California Notary training class.
  2. Complete state's 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.

Where do I take the state's exam, get live scan fingerprinted, and get a passport photo?

After completing our course you can take the state's notary exam through CPS HR Consulting, which is the only organization that 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 large post offices typically offer passport photos.

I'm renewing my commission. Which course do I take?

Choose the three (3) hour course if you are renewing your commission and it hasn't expired yet. But if your commission has expired, the state of CA requires that you take the six (6) hour course.

Can I stop and then resume the training at a later time?

Of course! We know that sometimes it can be difficult to set time aside for training. Our system tracks your progress so you can easily come back to where you left off.

I've never taken an online course before. How can I know if I'll do well?

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

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, Diners Club, PayPal, Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Amazon Pay through our secure checkout.

What's the total cost to become a Notary?

Add the following items:

  • The cost of this training course.
  • 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 and depend on your own purchase decisions, it's difficult to quote an exact total cost, but it's sometimes possible to keep the total under $120 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 at our blog here: How much does it cost to become a notary in California?

Do you sell seals/stamps, journals, or other supplies?

Not directly, but it's because of a good reason that benefits you. We've found that most training providers in general (not specifically notary training providers) are either supply sellers first and trainers second or trainers first and supply sellers second. That means that they're usually not really good at both. Let us explain. Suppose you sell supplies. One day you might realize that you can also sell training to your customers, but you're not really a trainer; you're a supplier. Since your specialty isn't training you might not make a great course. Now suppose you're a trainer. You probably made a great training course, but one day you realize that you can make more money by selling supplies to your training customers. Since your specialty is not retail, you're probably not going to be able to offer the best prices. We don't know which other notary training vendors that sell supplies are trainers first or which are suppliers first, but we do know that you can usually find supplies at much less expensive prices by purchasing them directly from suppliers that specialize in notary supplies. We're a training company that specializes in training so we don't sell retail products. A seal shouldn't cost you more than about $10-$20 and a register shouldn't cost more than about $15-$20. Those are the prices you'll see if you go to someone that specializes in supplies. Training providers typically can't match these prices. That's why we have partnered with a supply company. Please visit the Notary Supplies section of this site for more information.

A number of people in my office want to take your course. Do you give discounts to groups?

Of course! Please contact us for special group pricing. Please include the number of people in your group and the expected timeframe for completion. We don't make everyone complete the training at once so we can still offer a group discount even if you think your company might need to train multiple people over the course of a long period of time. We also do not require any prepayment for group discounts. Simply pay the discounted price for each employee as you need to without tying up your budget with large bulk training package purchases.

What if I have questions before, during, or after the course?

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.

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