How to Become a Real Estate Notary Public

Are you looking for how to become a real estate notary public in the state of California?

The first step to be able to notarize real estate documents is to be appointed as a notary public by the California Secretary of State. This is a requirement to be able to notarize anything.

That process consists of the following steps:

  1. Complete a training class authorized by the California Secretary of State.
  2. Complete state’s exam.
  3. Submit your application to the state.

There are also a lot of minor steps along the way. You’ll have to obtain and file a bond, but that’s part of the application process. The California Secretary of State’s office has authorized our 100% online notary course. We cover all of the steps and requirements to become a real estate notary public.

You are allowed to notarize real estate documents after you are commissioned as a notary public by the California Secretary of State’s office. You do not need to take a loan signing agent course or have a certification. Many training courses offer these courses as a way to make more money. We only offer the course that the state requires.

Take a Certified Loan Signing Agent Course and supercharge your notary business.

But just because the state doesn’t require a course doesn’t mean that certain banks or networks of notaries do not value signing agent courses. We always tell our students to get your notary commission first. You can then take a signing agent course if someone you want to work with wants you to. They might not have any requirements or they might want one company’s course. You wouldn’t want to take the wrong signing agent course and waste your time and money.