About Remote Online Notarization (RON)
The New Notary + RON Upgrade Package is the simplest way to become a Florida notary and get state-authorized to perform remote online notarizations. Notaries approved for RON can notarize electronic documents 100% online over a live two-way video call with clients.
RON provides a wide range of benefits, including greater convenience, simplified scheduling, and increased security. Plus, RON allows you to provide your services to clients located anywhere in the United States.
How to Become a Florida Notary
Applying to become a notary may seem intimidating at first, but Florida Notary Service makes the process simpler than ever before. Our New Notary Package includes all required notary training and walks you through the steps of submitting your application online.
Complete Notary Training
Before you submit your application, you must complete at least three hours of state-approved notary education training. Our three-hour online notary course covers a wide range of topics that new notaries are required to learn. An additional two hours of training is required for applicants seeking state approval for remote online notarizations.
Fill Out the Application
Your notary package includes an online application form with step-by-step instructions. After you submit the application, we'll collect all your required documentation and send it to the state for approval.
Get Approved and Receive Your Notary Commission
After the state approves your application, we will mail you your notary commission certificate, your personalized notary seal, and a journal for documenting notarizations.
For more in-depth information on the application and approval process, see our complete guide on how to become a Florida notary.
Florida Notary Application Requirements
|Residency:||Notary applicants must be legal residents of Florida. No minimum length of residency is required, but Florida notaries must maintain legal residency throughout the four-year term of their commission.|
|Education:||Applicants must prove they completed at least three hours of state-approved notary education no more than one year prior to submitting their application.|
|Moral Character:||Applicants who were convicted of a felony or received a judgment withholding adjudication of guilt may be appointed as notaries at the discretion of the Florida governor. These applicants must disclose the nature of the charges and provide a certificate proving their civil rights have been restored.|
Florida Remote Online Notary Requirements
|Residency:||Remote online notaries in Florida must be legal residents of Florida.|
|Certifications:||To become an online notary in Florida, you must be an actively commissioned Florida notary.|
|Education:||Applicants must complete two hours of state-approved training on remote online notarization laws and procedures.|
|Bonding and Insurance:||Florida requires online notaries to obtain a $25,000 notary bond and an errors and omissions (E&O) insurance policy of at least $25,000.|