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.
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.|