Even in this day and age, there are a number of appealing reasons why someone should strongly consider becoming a notary public. Indeed, one of the main reasons people gravitate to acquiring this skill would be because they would be able to make extra income. Another reason would be because it would improve your resume and skill set, not to mention give you the opportunity to help out your community. Here are some of the steps you should consider if you’re interested in becoming a notary public:
First of all, you will have to investigate and then fulfill all of your state’s requirements. They will vary depending upon your location. In some places, you will need to study your state’s qualifications and then pay the filing fee. After that, you will often have to get some type of training from a state-approved notary education specialist.
Another requirement you will often have to undergo would be a background check and fingerprinting. After that, you will be eligible to receive your notary public qualifications after receiving your surety bond. You are ready to file your commission paperwork with a notary official and you can now begin the next step!
Your final course of action would be to get all of your supplies rounded up. These would include such things as a notary journal, black and blue pens, legal pads and legal size envelopes, tape, paper clips, staplers, and most importantly, your notary stamp. Of course, you are probably wondering where to get a notary stamp. There is actually a lot of places to get one, but the National Notary Association is one good place. However, there are a number of other places in your local area where you can obtain one. All you have to do is do a Google search and here’s to your desire to help as many people as possible with your notary skills!