Notary Public

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$70 registration fee and $31.96 for book at SPCC Bookstore

After the student has passed the test, the following will be paid to each agency to become a Notary Public:
• $50 check or money order to the Secretary of State for the application
• $10 cash to the Register of Deeds for the Oath of Office

This 7 hour course meets state requirements for certification as a Notary Public.  Required for anyone interested in becoming a Notary Public for the first time, or for those who need to refresh their skills. For additional information on becoming a Notary Public in North Carolina, visit the state website at

Upcoming Classes: All Classes are 8:30am - 4:00pm unless otherwise noted

OCH - Monroe Campus

Tara Moss (704) 290-5212 or

6/16/15 Tuesday 8:30am - 4:00pm
7/21/15 Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:00pm

Wadesboro - Lockhart-Taylor Center
Contact: Kathy Moore (704) 694-6505,

Tuesday 8:30am - 4:00 pm
7/28/15 Tuesday 8:30am - 4:00pm

Notary FAQs
What are the requirements to become a Notary Public?
Anyone who wants to become a Notary Public must have:
• Valid driver’s license
• High school diploma or GED
• Must be a citizen or permanent legal resident
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• The NC Secretary of State requires all candidates to speak, read and write in English

If a Notary resides in one county, can he/she notarize a document in another county?
• Yes. A North Carolina Notary Public may notarize documents in any North Carolina county.

How long will it take for a Notary application to be processed?
• It may take up to 2 weeks for the application to be processed if it is completed and correct.

Where can I buy the current Notary Public Guidebook for North Carolina?
• CALL 919-966-4119
• CONTACT a bookstore or local community college

Required for class:
-Notary Public Guidebook for North Carolina is required. (current edition available at the SPCC bookstore) - Read before class!
-Current drivers license for identification
-North Carolina statutes require that notary publics must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED. 
-A convicted felon is not eligible to obtain a notary license in North Carolina.
-The NC Secretary of State requires all candidates to speak, read, and write in English and present a valid government photo ID to be admitted to the course.