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. To make sure you’re protected, you’ll need to upload a copy of your policy worth at least $25,000 to your account (most policies can be purchased for as little as $15-30 a year). One option for your coverage is the NNA, though we accept other providers too.
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.
You’ll need to obtain authorization with the Secretary of State to officially start notarizing online. First, complete a 2-hour education program and pass the test. Authorized providers can be found on the Secretary of State website. After passing the test, your provider will give you a certificate of completion.
You’ll need to obtain authorization with the Secretary of State to officially start notarizing online.
Access the official application portal and select “Remote Online Notarization Authorization Application” to start. There, you’ll fill out the application and file it online – please note there is a $20 fee.
When asked for a description of the type of technology you’ll be using, you can use the following:
Remote Technology Description:
Online Notary Center provides uninterrupted, continuous, high-quality audio-video communication between an electronic notary public and a principal. The audio-video stream has a secure communication link that ensures only the parties to an electronic notarial act and authorized persons are part of the audio-video communication. These parties can all see, hear, and communicate in real time. All audio-video communication is recorded and stored for 10 years. Online Notary Center also provides a password-protected electronic journal that records all electronic notarial acts completed on the platform.
Check the Secretary of State website for further details and links to the applications.