Professional Certification

Notary Public Certification

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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 In-Person Registration Required

Required Text

Title: NC Notary Public Manual

Books for this course are available at both of the RCCC’s campus bookstores.

  • Instructions: Under ‘Find Course Materials,’ select North or South Campus from the dropdown menu based on where the class is being held. For Term, select ‘Continuing Education.’ For Department, select ‘CONT.’ For Course, select the name of your class. For Section, select ‘ALL.’ Then select the ‘Find Materials’ button to find your book(s).


Upcoming Classes

Dec 02


December 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dec 13


December 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

For More Information

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