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Pennsylvania Notary Public State Examination Centers - Update

Pennsylvania notaries who are required to take the state examination: Please see the following update from PearsonVue:     Please note the most recent updates to test delivery affected by COVID-19 across the globe. We continue to work hard to make decisions that will resume testing where possible while protecting the health and safety of our candidates and employees. For your awareness: Pennsylvania has declared it will be reviewing its open/close requirements (by county) on a daily basis, therefore please be aware that our ability to deliver tests may change rapidly as we monitor and take action to comply with...

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Important Notice Regarding May 20th Live Seminars

Due to concerns with the virus we have cancelled the live seminar for May 20th   If you were already to scheduled to attend one of the May 20th seminars: We encourage you to complete the education course online through our website.  The online education course can be found here: https://www.notariesequipment.com/pages/online-notary-course  1. Upon completion of the review questions, you will receive an Online Notary Course Verification Form. Please have the form completed, signed and returned to our office along with a copy of your government issued identification so that we may process your course completion certificate.  You may fax or email the...

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Pennsylvania: Remote Notarization Update

Please see the following information from the Pennsylvania Department of State regarding remote notarization updates: Until the COVID-19 epidemic, Pennsylvania law required all notarial acts, even those performed electronically with respect to electronic records, to be done in the physical presence of the notary or other notarial officer. Remote online notarization was first permitted in March 2020, but was limited to very specific transactions per COVID-19 waivers approved by the Governor. On April 20, 2020, Governor Wolf signed into law Act 15, effective immediately, which temporarily authorizes remote notarization for all Pennsylvania notaries public. This authorization will expire 60 days after termination or...

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Pennsylvania Allows Remote Notarization of Some Documents During COVID-19 Pandemic

The PA Department of State requested and received a limited, temporary suspension of the statute requiring the physical presence of a notary for notarial acts relating to a signature or statement. The temporary suspension was put in place to ease the burden on parties, witnesses, counsel and notaries who may be exposed to COVID-19 while preparing and completing essential documents. Because of the potentially fatal nature of COVID-19, particularly for older persons, trust and estate attorneys have been inundated by requests to provide clients with legal instruments relating to end-of-life planning. Many people are frightened by the prospect of not...

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