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Notary Public Education


This course is required for anyone interested in becoming a Notary Public for the first time. It is recommended for all notaries as a refresher course.

NCGS 10B-5(b) provides the following requirements to be commissioned as a Notary Public in NC:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age or legally emancipated as defined in Article 35 of Chapter 7B of the General Statutes;
  2. Reside or have a regular place of work or business in this State;
  3. Reside legally in the United States;
  4. Speak, read, and write the English language;
  5. Possess a high school diploma or equivalent;
  6. Pass the course of instruction described in this Article, unless the person is a licensed member of the North Carolina State Bar;
  7. Purchase and keep as a reference the most recent manual approved by the Secretary that describes the duties and authority of notaries public;
  8. Submit an application containing no significant misstatement or omission of fact.

Students must provide current state or federal picture identification for admission to class.  The active duty military and civilian ID cards DO NOT meet the identification requirements.  Also students must have a copy of the current edition of The Notary Public Manual for North Carolina, March 2016It is strongly recommended that students study the manual prior to class attendance to be better prepared for the state examination given at the end of the class.  

Preregistration and payment is required three days prior to class start date.  Cost of the course is $70.00 plus $2.00 access fee. 

To register, please click on the link above that states “Click Here to Register for Classes”.  You may also visit the Charles V. Chrestman Workforce Development Center to complete the registration paperwork and make payment in person.  

Class Dates:

Day ClassClass meets from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm.
February 16, 2023
March 16, 2023
April 20, 2023
Night ClassClass meets from 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm.
January 23 and January 25, 2023                        REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!