Follow the State requirements for Texas 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.
A training course for RON is not required, but the Secretary of State has some helpful educational information if you are interested.
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.
In Texas, you’ll need to submit an application with the Secretary of State before you can officially start notarizing online. You’ll need your seal (which we’ll provide for you), your digital certificate, and the $50 application fee.
Use your digital certificate and e-seal to sign the Statement of Officer form, and then pay the $50 application fee. You should receive an email about your application within a few business days.
For more information, you can visit the Texas Secretary of State website.