To do online notarizations, you’ll need a traditional notarial commission from your state first. If you don’t have one already, check your Secretary of State website for instructions on getting started. You’ll need to upload a copy of this commission to your account on our platform
Errors and Omissions (E&O) Insurance protects you financially if you are sued for unintentional mistakes or if a false claim is filed against you. You’ll need to upload a copy of your policy for at least $25,000 to your account.
A digital certificate, also known as a digital signature, is used to seal the documents you’ve notarized. This digital certificate attaches to the document and ensures the document is tamper-evident (i.e. any subsequent changes to the document become apparent). At Online Notary Center, we partner with IdenTrust for digital certificates. For instructions on getting your certificate, follow this link here.
We do not accept digital certificates from other vendors.
Choose between our Notary Basic Plan and our Notary Professional Plan. We’ll provide your journal, seal, and signature, along with all the technology and tools needed to start performing notarizations. See our Pricing for details on each of our plans.
There is a Remote Online Notary Education course you must complete. After you’ve taken the course and passed the state-required exam, you can apply to do RON.
You’ll need to obtain authorization with the Secretary of State to officially start notarizing online. Follow this link to access the Remote Online Notary Application Form. Mail the completed application, the Certificate of Completion for the RON Education course, and the $75 filing fee to the New Mexico Secretary of State at 325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
If you’re asked for a description of the technology used by our platform, you can use the information below:
Electronic Notary Technology:
At Online Notary Center, every remote online notary receives a password-protected electronic journal upon joining. Journal entries are stored for 10 years and can only be accessed through the notary’s account. Entries may also be exported for the notary’s own record. Additionally, Online Notary Center provides uninterrupted, continuous audio-video communication between an electronic notary and a principal. All audio-video communication is recorded and stored for 10 years.
For further details on rules and fees, please check the New Mexico Secretary of State website.