North Carolina Notary Requirements


Education Requirement for North Carolina Notary Applicants  
















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North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 10A §4. Commissioning.
(b)(3)The applicant must satisfactorily complete a course of study that is approved by the Secretary and consists of not less than three hours nor more than six hours of classroom instruction provided by community colleges throughout the State, unless the person is a licensed member of the Bar of this State.

Note: North Carolina Education Requirement Changes Dec. 1

North Carolina's new Notary Public Act states that, effective Dec. 1, all applicants for notary commissions must complete six hours of basic notary training at a community college or other state-approved program. This is an increase of three hours over the previous requirement. If you are applying for a Notary Carolina notary commission and you've already taken a three-hour notary course, your application must be received by the secretary of state before Dec. 1.

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