State Forms & Resources

California Secretary of State Notary Resources:

Useful resources at: the State of California Secretary of State Notary Public and CPS their notary testing company (below are useful links to 6-hour notary public class )

New or Reappointing Commission Application
Fees $20.00
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Request for Live Scan
Call Live Scan site for processing fees
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Additional Forms Page
Various Forms you may need, such as name change, address change, etc.
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California Secretary of State
The Secretary of State of California is the chief clerk of the U.S. state of California, overseeing a department of 500 people. The Secretary of State is elected for four year terms, like the state's other constitutional officers; the officeholder is restricted by term limits to two terms.
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Main State of California Notary Public website
The Secretary of State is responsible for overseeing notary commissions within the State, as well as authenticating the signatures of California public officials and notaries public.
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Notary Public Handbook
The Notary Public Handbook contains California laws relating to notaries public and is designed to assist an applicant in preparing for the notary public examination. Refer to the current version of the handbook when preparing for the examination.
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Notary Qualifications
To become a notary public, you must meet all the following requirements.
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Notary Checklist
Oragnized list of all requirements to complete.
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Fingerprinting/Live Scan Locations
Locations and hours of operation to get Fingerprinted
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CPS California Notary Exam Information
CPS administers State of California Notary Public exams.
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CPS California Notary Exam Registration
You can register for a California Notary Public examination online!
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Exam Results
Where you can view your test scores once you have a login 10-15 days after your test is:
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Notary Public History
Wikipedia page for the history of Notary Publics
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