This online course has been approved for both Basic and Continuing education.

To begin the online course please follow these instructions: 
1. Click on "Begin Course Study" above, to review the notary public course study material. After reading the Course Study material proceed to step 2.
2. Click on "Begin Course Review Questions" to begin. Course review questions will open up in a new tab so you can refer back to the material during the review. 
3. Obtaining course completion certification: When you have thoroughly studied the material and completed the course review questions you must then sign and submit with payment to Notaries Equipment Company the verification statement that you will find at the end of the course review questions.
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This course was prepared to meet the interactive instruction procedure and has been approved by the Secretary of the Commonwealth to satisfy the notary public mandatory education requirement. 

Suggested Course of Study:
Read the course material online and use the index to refer back to the various sections when answering the course review questions. Your answers to the course review questions will reinforce the learning experience and provide you with the necessary training required to qualify you to be commissioned to the office of notary public by the Department of State of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Attention Renewing Notaries:  

If your name or address has changed in the last four years, you must update the records of the PA Department of State, Notary Division before submitting your renewal application to our office. Please visit hereto update your information.

Basic Notary Public Education Course

This three (3) hour Basic Notary Public Education Course is required for all first-time applicants who do not hold a current notary commission and all applicants who previously held a commission but whose commission has expired at the time the Department of States receives their application.. The course must be taken within six (6) months of submitting an application for a Notary Public Commission. A certificate of course completion is provided at the end of the course and must accompany the notary public application. The course material covered in the Basic Education Course will provide the information needed to sit for the State required examination. 
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Basic Notary Public Education Course

This three (3) hour Basic Notary Public Education Course is required for all first-time applicants who do not hold a current notary commission and all applicants who previously held a commission but whose commission has expired at the time the Department of States receives their application. The course must be taken within six (6) months of submitting an application for a Notary Public Commission. A certificate of course completion is provided at the end of the course and must accompany the notary public application. The course material covered in the Basic Education Course will provide the information needed to sit for the State required examination. 

Continuing Notary Public Education Course

This three (3) hour Continuing Notary Public Education Course is required for all notary public applicants who hold a current commission and submit their renewal application to the Department of State before their commission expiration date. The course must be taken within six (6) months of filing a renewal application for a Notary Public Commission. A Certificate of course completion is provided at the end of the course and must accompany the notary public renewal application. Notaries public who renew their commission promptly will not be required to pass an examination. However, if the Department of State receives the renewal application after the commission expiration date (even if by one day), the applicant will be required to complete the Basic Education Course and pass the State required examination. 

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