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Notary Public Certification

About 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:

  1. Acknowledge signatures;
  2. Administer oaths and affirmations, and;
  3. 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.

Registration Information

  • $70 Registration Fee – Advance Registration is Required.
  • Required book: NC Notary Public Manual
    • NOTE: Beginning March 1, 2016, there will be a new edition of the required book.
    • Books are available at both RCCC North and South Campus bookstores.
      • Instructions: Under ‘Find Course Materials,’ select North or South Campus from the dropdown. For TERM, select ‘Continuing Education.’ For DEPARTMENT, select ‘CONT.’ For COURSE, select the name of your class. For SECTION, select ‘ALL.’ Then click red ‘Find Materials’ button to find your book(s).

Register & Pay Online!

  • To register, go to WebAdvisor.
    • Click “Students”, then “Register and Pay for Continuing Education Classes.”
    • To search for your class, type Notary as a Key Word.
    • Check the box to select the class and click “Submit.”
    • Enter your information and follow instructions to register and pay.
    • Note: Payment is due at the time of registration.
Event NameEvent TypeWhenWhere
NotaryCourseMay 14, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
South Campus
Building – 1000
Room – 308
NotaryCourseMay 20, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4213
NotaryCourseJune 4, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
South Campus
Building – 1000
Room – 308
NotaryCourseJune 24, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4213
NotaryCourseJuly 9, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
South Campus
Building – 1000
Room – 308
NotaryCourseJuly 29, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4213
NotaryCourseAugust 20, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
South Campus
Building – 1000
Room – 308
NotaryCourseAugust 26, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4213
NotaryCourseSeptember 10, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
South Campus
Building – 1000
Room – 308
NotaryCourseSeptember 23, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4213
NotaryCourseOctober 1, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
South Campus
Building – 1000
Room – 308
NotaryCourseOctober 28, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4213
NotaryCourseNovember 12, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
South Campus
Building – 1000
Room – 308
NotaryCourseNovember 18, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4213
NotaryCourseDecember 3, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
South Campus
Building – 1000
Room – 308
NotaryCourseDecember 9, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4213

Notary

For More Information, Please Contact:

RCCC Navigation Station at 704-216-7222 or email coned@rccc.edu