Must be a legal resident of the State of California;
Must be at least 18 years of age;
Completion of a course of study approved by the Secretary of State;
Pass a written examination prescribed by the Secretary of State; and
Pass a background check.
> A Notary Public is appointed by the Secretary of State who serves as an impartial witness in taking acknowledgments, administering oaths and affirmations, and performs other acts authorized by state law.
> "A Notary Public must possess honesty, credibility, truthfulness, and integrity to fulfill the responsibilities of the position". (Gov't Code § 8201.1)
Regular Notary is a Notary Public who normally has an office or works out of her or his home.
Mobile Notary is a Notary Public who will travel to an agreed upon location. (Travel fees charged.)
Requires the Notary Public to verify the signer's identity.
Verify testimony from one or more credible witnesses.
Record the source of Identity in Notary's journal.