Professional Certification

Notary Public Certification

Download Spring 2018 Notary Flyer

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.


  • 6-Hour Class
  • $70 Registration Fee
  • Advance Registration Required
  • Online registration and payment is available.
    1. Navigate to WebAdvisor.
    2. Select “Students,” then “Search, Register and Pay for Continuing Education Classes.”
    3. To search for your class, type “Notary” as a Key Word.
    4. Check the box to select the class and select “Submit.”
    5. Enter your information and follow instructions to register and pay.

Bring to Class

  • North Carolina Notary Public Manual, 2016 Edition
  • Photo ID, such as Driver’s License


Upcoming Classes

Wed 24


January 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Feb 10


February 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Feb 15


February 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Feb 21


February 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mar 17


March 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mar 21


March 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Apr 05


April 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Apr 14


April 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Apr 18


April 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
May 12


May 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

For More Information

Please contact Molly Cline or the Navigation Station at 704-216-7222 or email