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.

Download Notary Fall 2019 flyer

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.

Registration

  • 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

Jan 11

Notary

January 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jan 22

Notary

January 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Feb 08

Notary

February 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Feb 19

Notary

February 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Feb 21

Notary

February 21, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mar 25

Notary

March 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mar 28

Notary

March 28, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Apr 15

Notary

April 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Apr 25

Notary

April 25, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
May 02

Notary

May 2, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

For More Information

Please contact Molly Cline or the Navigation Station at 704-216-7222 or email coned@rccc.edu.