Notary Public

Modified on Wed, 02 Nov 2022 at 08:27 AM

Certain legal documents, such as property deeds, wills and business agreements, require the impartial signature of a Notary Public. A Notary Public screens signers of important legal documents, confirming identities, and more.

This 8 hour course prepares students to become a commissioned/appointed Notary Public.

1. Must be at least 18 years of age.

2. Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent

3. Must have current Photo ID (cannot be expired as of the dates of the class)

   *Name on current Photo ID must be current, legal name and match our system

4. Must reside or maintain a place of Business in North Carolina

5. If you have ever been convicted of a felony you must contact the NC Secretary of State Office to determine your eligibility.

6. Must be able to speak, read, and write in English

This class will teach you what you need to know before applying for your Notary Public Commission. The Notary Public Guidebook 2016 edition is required and available in the Forsyth Tech bookstore. This manual must be purchased and available on the first day of class

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start of class in order to allow time for check-in.

Attention Students Taking Online Classes:

You must have a valid (current) state or federal government issued photo ID, the required book, as well as a web camera, speakers, and microphone on your computer OR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED to take part in the ONLINE course. Google Chrome is the preferred browser.

  • Only ONE Student per computer
  • Student must have Computer with webcam, microphone, internet connection, and Google Chrome web browser (Smartphones, tablets, and Chromebook will not work).
  • Quiet place to actively participate in the online class (without interruption)
  • Student must provide a live video connection through the whole class and participate via chat, video, and verbal responses.
  • Must have access to a printer for handouts and the Notary Application

You WILL NOT be allowed to take the online class if you have not completed ALL assignments.  Additionally, you WILL NOT be admitted to class late.   

Additional instructions will be emailed 1 week prior to class which will explain assignments that must be completed BEFORE the FIRST day of class.

Program Coordinator: Nell Perry

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