There are many personal as well as professional reasons why you might seek to become a notary public in New York State. You might be the owner of a small business, or you might be required to become a notary for your job at a bank, law firm or government office. Many notary candidates are simply looking for the satisfaction that comes with serving the local community in an official role.

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Become a Notary

Become a Notary!


Here are eight screenshots to illustrate our online learning format. All materials — the seven lessons, glossary and interactive practice exams — can be viewed on your computer screen or printed out for your own individual use.

The lessons by themselves amount to 50 pages if printed. Our goal is to make your learning experience as easy, convenient and thorough as possible. If you have any questions about the course format or contents, please email Steven.

Preview of Lesson 1: Introduction
Preview of Lesson 2: Qualifications & Appointment
Preview of Lesson 3: Acknowledgments
Preview of Lesson 4: Oaths, Affirmations & Affidavits
Preview of Lesson 5: Other Notarial Duties
Preview of Lesson 6: Restrictions
Preview of Lesson 7: Misconduct
Preview of Glossary

About the Instructor

Steven E. Williams Notary InstructorSteven E. Williams, author of the online course, is a Notary Instructor within the SUNY system, member of the American Society of Notaries and experienced Mobile Notary and Notary Signing Agent. Over the past 11 years, he has conducted Notary Public Seminars at Columbia-Greene Community College, Schenectady County Community College (Schenectady & Downtown Albany Campuses), SUNY Adirondack and The Knowledge Network of Albany as well as introductory and refresher courses for private groups upon request. As a witness-only Notary Signing Agent, Steven has processed hundreds of residential mortgage loan document packages on behalf of lenders, title companies and settlement agents since 2007. In addition to being a commissioned Notary Public in the States of New York and New Jersey, he is a N.Y. State licensed Insurance Broker (Property & Casualty as well as Life, Accident & Health) and formerly licensed Mortgage Loan Originator. His journey into notarial practice began with guidance from longtime instructors Viktor Bujanow and Nicholas A. Tulve. He is available to provide expert witness testimony, document review services and technical support in all matters relating to notarization.

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