Professional Certification

Notary Public Certification

If you are re-certifying and your notary has not lapsed, you do not need to take a class to re-certify.

The North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State Notary Public Section regulates and defines North Carolina Notary Public policy.  It educates, tests, qualifies and commissions notaries public. North Carolina Notaries Public facilitate commerce when they perform the following notarial acts:

  • Acknowledge signatures;
  • Administer oaths and affirmations, and;
  • Verify or prove signatures.

The program educates notaries about legal, ethical and procedural requirements of notarial acts.

North Carolina Notaries Public eligibility criteria (N.C.G.S. Chapter 10B) include:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age, or legally emancipated as defined in Article 35 of Chapter 7B of the General Statutes.
  2. Reside or have a regular place of work or business in this State.
  3. Reside legally in the United States.
  4. Speak, read, and write the English language.
  5. Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  6. Pass the course of instruction described in Chapter 10B, unless the person is a licensed member of the North Carolina State Bar.
  7. Purchase and keep as a reference the most recent manual approved by the Secretary that describes the duties and authority of notaries public.
  8. Submit an application containing no significant misstatement or omission of fact. Every application shall include the signature of the applicant written with pen and ink, and the signature shall be acknowledged by the applicant before a person authorized to administer oaths.


  • 7-Hour Class
  • $70 Registration Fee
  • Advance Registration Required
  • Online registration and payment is available.
    1. Navigate to WebAdvisor.
    2. Select “Continuing Education”
      • If you have been a student at RCCC previously, click at the top of the page where indicated to updated your current information
    3. Select “Search, Register and Pay for Continuing Education Classes.”
    4. To search for your class, type “Notary” as a Key Word.
    5. Check the box to select the class and select “Submit.”
    6. Enter your information and follow instructions to register and pay.

Bring to Class

Note that the NC Secretary of State has announced: “A counterfeit Notary Manual is being sold online,” so you should not order a copy online except as mentioned above.

When ordering a hard copy, please check the expected delivery date to ensure that you receive the manual prior to the class date.


Upcoming Classes

Select the event below for more information on a class.

Mon 09


August 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 30


August 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sep 08


September 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sep 25


September 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sep 29


September 29 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oct 05


October 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Oct 23


October 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Oct 29


October 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Oct 30


October 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nov 08


November 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

For More Information

Please contact Chris Hartley or the Navigation Station at 704-216-7222 or email