California Notary Training Center is your one-stop training center to learn everything you need to know to be a successful california notary public. Our training program was painstakingly prepared by a seasoned notary public instructor with more than 20+ years experience in developing and conducting quality training programs.

Our curriculum has been reviewed and approved by the California Secretary of State's office and is designed for easy retention. At the completion of the course, you will know everything you need to know to begin your business as a california notary public!

As a notary public, you become part of a distinguished group of public servants. It has been said that notaries public have been around for at least 1,500 years!

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There are no notary law changes

for January 2021

About Us

California Notary Training Center is a state certified notary education provider authorized by the Secretary of State to teach notary training classes in california.

​Our courses were prepared by a seasoned notary public who is also a Certified Notary Loan Signing Agent and member of the National Notary Association, with more than 20+ years experience in designing and conducting training courses.

Our instructors are Commissioned Notaries Public and have years of corporate and professional experience. They are carefully selected to ensure quality instruction for all of our students. Our course training materials were designed for easy retention, providing the illustrations and reference materials that make the lessons clear and easy to understand.

We will teach you everything you need to know to pass the Notary Public exam the very first time! As part of our commitment to your success, we offer our students a FREE 15-30 minutes one-on-one telephone session to review any of the subject matter that you would like to review before taking the exam. 

Students who do not pass the state notary exam the first time may attend our course again for review at NO COST at one our classes in Cupertino, Oakland or San Ramon within 6 months, depending on availability. Please note that only ONE free review session is offered and cannot be re-scheduled so please call Malou to arrange.

Our students recognize our commitment to their success and we are proud to play this important role as they start or continue their new role as a california notary public.

Good news for California Notaries Public!

Effective January 1, 2017, the new law allows for charging up to $15 for acknowledgements, jurats and certifying copies of powers of attorney. That is a 50% increase from the current $10 maximum fee. Remember the maximum fee pertains to each signature being notarized. 

So, starting in 2017, when a husband and wife, for example, have their signatures notarized on a document, you can charge $30 for notarizing the two signatures in addition to your mobile service fee if you provided mobile services.


  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Be a legal California resident
    (U.S. Citizenship
    not required)

  • Complete a course of study approved by the 
    Secretary of State.

  • Satisfactorily complete and pass a writtenexamination prescribed by the
    Secretary of State

  • Clear a background check   

**We use SF Bay Area Live Scan Services 
(provider certified by the DOJ, 
Department of  Justice)**
(Submit live scan fingerprints)

Become  A Notary Public


1.  Take the 6-hour "Becoming a California
     Notary Public" course.

2.  Take a 45 question multiple-choice exam

3.  Submit Live Scan fingerprints to commence
     a background check

4.  Receive your commission in the mail.

5.  File your bond and oath of office in the
Clerk's office

6. Take it to the next level and become a
    Certified Loan Signing Agent (optional)

Start Notarizing!


What students say about us...

​​David is an easy and fun instructor. I enjoy and like his class. I took the renewal course and this was far much better course than the first course I took from another school. He is very smart. I highly recommend his class! ~Catherine W


The instructor and the staff shows a lot of dedication and commitment to the students. They were very friendly approachable and professional.  It made the class a great experience! ~Sue M.


Great news...I passed! I am very excited to begin this endeavor in my pursuit to better myself. Thank you for making the class and exam painless. -Thelma C.​


Matt is very professional, friendly and makes the class fun. Even the staffs who helped with enrollment were professional and friendly. -Dennis H.


Thanks Malou for yor kindness and help! You are very kind and easy to talk too! ~Donna A.


Very happy that we took our renewal class with your school. You were very organized, and professional from the time my husband and I registered to the time we received our notary supplies. The supplies are of much better quality than the supplies we received when we first became notaries. Thank you David and Malou for an excellent experience! ~Mary


David is articulate, knowledgeable and establishes rapport with an excellent sense of humor. He patiently brings a dry subject to life during the long session.
- San Francisco State University, Paralegal Student,
  6/15/2013 notary class.

CALL during business hours

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Due to Coronavirus safety measures, in-person classes are not currently offered. 
Meanwhile, we are now offering live online classes on:-

6/26/2021 (Sat), 8:30am-12:30pm

Online Loan Signing Agent Course

7/9/2021 (Fri), 6;00-9:00pm

Online Notary Exam Review Session


-7/10/2021 (Sat), 8:30am-4:30pm

Online Notary Public Class

-7/10/2021 (Sat), 12:30am-4:30pm

Online Notary Renewal Class

Please click the button below to register and see other upcoming classes.

Register on a desktop/laptop 💻 because currently mobile device registration is not functioning.


When you receive your notary commission, kindly e-mail it to us at info@canotarytrainingcenter.com so we can order your Bond or call us at 855-291-951 


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