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Notary Public


This required course is a full introduction to the statutes that regulate the acts of NC notaries. The purpose is for applicants to become qualified candidates for the Notary Public commission.  Successful candidates must meet a minimum 80 percent exam score. Review textbook prior to start of class.


Upon completion of this course, the student will submit the application, given in class, to the Secretary of State. When commissioned, the student will be a Public Officer for the state of North Carolina; able to perform the duties of a Notary in this state.


1.  Introduction: History of the office of Notary Public

  • Appointment
  • Application Process
  • Tenure of office and change of status forms

2.  Introduction: General Powers

  • Three powers explained
  • Territorial limitations

3.  Introduction: Attestation

  • Four requirements explained
  • Equipment (stamps and seal)

4.  Introduction: Certification

  • Two forms explained
  • Subscribing witness
  • Proper identification

5. Introduction: Oaths and Affidavits

  • Oath vs. Affirmation
  • Affidavits must be signed in Notary's presence

6.  Scenarios

  • Motor vehicle transfer
  • One party acknowledgement
  • Log book

7.  Role Play

  • Discussion
  • Organization
  • Notarizing forms
  • Logging information
  • Questions & Answer




Method of Instruction



Exam: yes; Minimum 80% to pass