Notary Training

For all first-time Oregon notary applicants and Oregon notaries who are re-applying after commission expiration:

  • A mandatory training course is required along with the application, exam and filing fee.
  • You can choose a training option from the resources listed below.

Notary Training Options

  • In-person notary public education seminars - free
    • The information presented at this seminar covers the rules, regulations and best practices for Oregon Notaries Public. We explain how to properly identify the signer, what to record in your journal, and the requirements of an Oregon Notarial Certificate. There’ll even be a chance to practice notarizing! This training meets the education requirements for those applying for a commission.

    • Classes labeled "Current Notaries Only" discuss advanced topics and are not appropriate for those who are not experienced, commissioned notaries. They do not meet the training qualifications for a notary application and will not help you pass the exam. These advanced classes discuss employee notary issues, comparing signatures and ID, notario and elder abuse fraud, and journaling witnesses, among other topics.

Notary applicants will take the required exam with the online or paper application.