Any acts or omissions that demonstrate a lack of the characteristics above, such as putting dishonest information on the application or having a felony charge, may result in disqualification under section 323 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes.
Step 2: Complete the PA Notary Course
As noted above, the second step in the notary process is to complete the required PA notary education course. You’ll have access to this three-hour PA notary online training course with our notary package. You’ll receive a notary education completion certificate when you’re finished, which you’ll need to save for when you complete the notary application on the state’s website.
Step 3: Submit Completed Application
You must complete and submit the state notary public application. The application and reappointment form enable you to become or remain state-approved. We will give you step-by-step instructions to guide you through the application. Once you get started with our program, we’ll help you to upload your notary education certificate to the Pennsylvania notary website.
Don’t forget to submit your notary application with a check or money order for $42 payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Department of State, Commonwealth of PA
Dept. of State, Bureau of Commissions
Division of Legislation and Notaries
210 North Office Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Step 4: Become Approved to Take the State Exam
About two weeks after submitting your application, you will receive an Approval to Test message from third-party vendor Pearson Vue on behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of State. After you pass the exam, you will receive a blank notary bond and a notice letter – mail these to Notaries.com immediately. You only have 45 days to complete the bond and get sworn in at the Recorder of Deeds or else your notary application will be voided.
Do not sign or edit any part of the bond. It cannot be corrected and the process will have to begin from the beginning. Notaries.com will complete your bond and return it to you with your notice letter, notary stamp and record journal.
Step 5: Swear In with the Recorder of Deeds
After you receive your letter, stamp and completed bond from Notaries.com, go your county’s Recorder of Deeds office to take the oath of office. If you used your business address on the application, you will need to visit that county’s Recorder of Deeds office.
Once you have been sworn in, you become eligible to notarize in your community.