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Pennsylvania Notary Exam Online Proctoring Through Pearson VUE

Effective August 15, 2022, notary applicants will be able to take the Pennsylvania notary exam online for their first attempt. This program is called OnVUE and is offered by Pearson VUE: OnVUE online proctoring  Subsequent exam attempts must be made at an approved testing center location through Pearson VUE. The Pennsylvania notary public exam is required for all new applicants and applicants with expired commissions. Prior to taking the exam, the applicant must have taken an online education course and submitted a notary application. Once the application is approved, the applicant will receive an email titled "AUTHORIZATION TO TEST" with instructions...

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New Jersey Notary Public Exam Requirement

New Jersey notary public law now requires education course and state test.

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Can a Notary Public Notarize a Document from Another State?

Can a Notary Public Notarize a Document from Another State?

As a notary, you are obligated to follow the laws of the state in which you were commissioned. But does this mean you can only notarize documents issued from that state? Or are you authorized to notarize out-of-state documents? It is not uncommon for notary publics to be approached about notarizing documents from another state. To accomplish your duties as a notary, you should know whether you are permitted to handle the client’s specific notarial requests. Can a Notary Legally Notarize Out-of-State Documents? Yes, a notary public can legally notarize documents from any state as long as the notarial act...

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Pennsylvania Court Reporter Update

Pennsylvania Court Reports, please review the following update from the Pennsylvania Department of State office:   Guidance for Pennsylvania notaries who are court reporters – September 2021   The COVID-19 pandemic emergency declaration waiver issued March 20, 2020 will expire on September 30, 2021. The waiver authorized the suspension of personal appearance (i.e. physical presence) before notaries who are court reporters/stenographers participating in criminal, civil and administrative proceedings in this Commonwealth. This enabled court reporters to administer oaths and affirmations to individuals by telephone or videoconference.   Since the March 20, 2020 waiver was issued, Pennsylvania notary law has changed...

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