A A A A

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 Guide Book (latest edition) – $28.52 (cost of book is subject to change)

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 23, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
South Campus
Building – 1000
Room – 308
NotaryCourseJune 6, 2015
Saturdays
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
South Campus
Building – 1000
Room – 308
NotaryCourseJune 12, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4133
NotaryCourseJuly 18, 2015
Saturdays
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
South Campus
Building – 1000
Room – 308
NotaryCourseJuly 24, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4133
NotaryCourseAugust 15, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
South Campus
Building – 1000
Room – 308
NotaryCourseAugust 21, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4133
NotaryCourseSeptember 19, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
South Campus
Building – 1000
Room – 308
NotaryCourseSeptember 25, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4133
NotaryCourseOctober 23, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4133
NotaryCourseOctober 24, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
South Campus
Building – 1000
Room – 308
NotaryCourseNovember 20, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4133
NotaryCourseNovember 21, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
South Campus
Building – 1000
Room – 308
NotaryCourseDecember 5, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
South Campus
Building – 1000
Room – 308
NotaryCourseDecember 11, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
North Campus
Building – 400
Room – 4133

For More Information, Please Contact:

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