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Online Notary in Tennessee

Become an online notary in Tennessee, notarize documents remotely from all states and earn money online.

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How to become an online notary in Tennessee?

At Online Notary Center, we provide all the resources you need to become a remote online notary in Tennessee. You can connect with new signers or bring your clients! Start notarization now and make money straight from home.

Follow the State requirements for Tennessee online notary and start online notarizations.

Hold a Notarial Commission

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.

Obtain E&O Insurance

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.

Purchase a Digital Certificate from IdenTrust

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.

Purchase an Online Notary Center Notary Plan

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.

Apply to Perform RON with the SOS

You’ll need to complete an application and submit it to the Secretary of State to start RON. Use the following to fill out the application:

  • Name of vendor: “Online Notary Center”
  • Description of vendor technology:
    • “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.”
  • Description of electronic notary journal technology:
    • “At Online Notary Center, every remote online notary public receives a password-protected electronic notary journal in their account upon joining. When a notary public performs a remote online notarization, they are also required to update their notary journal entry. This journal entry is saved and stored for 10 years and can only be accessed through the notary’s protected account. Electronic notary journal entries may also be copied and exported for the notary’s own record.”
  • Copy of electronic seal: This will be provided to you by Online Notary Center once you’ve joined the platform.
  • Copy of electronic notarial certificate: This certificate is used to seal your notarized documents and prevent tampering. Find a step-by-step guide on obtaining this here.
  • A copy of instructions supplied by the vendor allowing the online notary public’s electronic notarial certificate to be read and authenticated:
    • “At Online Notary Center, every notary’s digital certificate is saved to their unique password-protected account. The digital certificate is attached to every completed notarized document and ensures the document is tamper-evident (i.e. any changes made to the document after signing are made apparent). In your notary account, upload your digital certificate file, digital certificate password, and digital certificate expiration date. Our system then attaches this certificate to every document the notary signs and notarizes.”
  • A copy of the instructions or techniques supplied by the vendor allowing the online notary public to conduct identity proofing and credential analysis:
    • “Online Notary Center utilizes knowledge-based authentication and credentialing software from LexisNexis. Before meeting with a notary public in our video-enabled notary rooms, users are required to pass 5 knowledge-based questions within 2 minutes to authenticate their identities. Users are also required to upload their photo IDs, which includes state ID cards, driver’s licenses, or passports. After knowledge-based questions and ID credentialing, users are redirected into the notary room, where the notary public is also instructed to examine their ID.”

This information is from the Tennessee Legislature passed Senate Bill 1758 known as the “Online Notary Public Act”

Pick Pricing Plan

With our different plans, you get to choose what’s best for you, your workflow, and your business.


How much does it cost to become a Tennessee online notary?

With Online Notary Center, you can start performing notarizations for $14.95 / month with our Notary Basic Plan, or $19.95 / month with our Notary Professional Plan. Other costs may vary. For example, you may need to account for any application fees with the Secretary of State, and also for the cost of supplies, such as your computer, webcam, and internet access.

See our Pricing for further details on each of our plans.

What does the online notarization process look like?

The notarization process is completed 100% online through our website’s virtual notary rooms.

With a notary subscription, you’re able to schedule meetings with your clients and generate invitation links for the session. After clicking their links, signers verify their identities using knowledge-based authentication. Then the signer and notary are connected into a virtual room, where they can see the document on the screen and complete the notarization together.

How long am I authorized to be a Tennessee remote online notary?

Your electronic commission lasts as long as your traditional notary commission does. You will also need to consider the length of your IdenTrust digital certificate, and the length of your subscription with our platform.

What does becoming an online notary do for my business?

By becoming an online notary, you’re helping your business grow beyond your state! You’re no longer limited to just signers in Tennessee. You can notarize for signers across the US and even outside of the country, as long as you are physically in your state during the notarization.

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