Notary Qualification

List of Qualifications

To be a notary public in Oregon, you must meet certain qualifications at the time of application:​

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Resident of Oregon or have a place of employment or practice in this state.
  • Able to read and write English.
  • Never had a notary public commission revoked during the 10-year period preceding the application date.
  • Completed a notary training course within the last 6 months.
    • Note: Not required of current Oregon notaries with an active commission at the time the new application is received in our office.
  • Never convicted of a felony or crime involving fraud, dishonesty or deceit during the 10-year period preceding the application date.
  • Passed the Secretary of State’s Notary Public examination​.

Go to the Online Notary Application.

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Attention​

A backgr​ound check is conducted on all applications for a notary public commission.