Notary Public

How to REGISTER for a Notary Class:

Preregistration and payment is required. Class size is limited - register early!

> If paying for the class by mailing in a check or paying in person - CE Registration Form (PDF) - print and complete this form, submit with payment.

>If your employer is to be billed, complete this form - Student Sponsorship Form (PDF) - (as well as the CE registration form above) and mail into address listed on top of the CE Registration Form. If more than one person is attending, all attendees may be listed on one Sponsorship Form, but each attendee must complete a CE Registration Form

> if paying by credit card, complete your registration online - WebAdvisor

Notary Stamp

If your Notary has expired within the last year, you can go to NC Secretary of State's Notary website to obtain your reappointment online. You DO NOT need to retake the class.

*** If you have questions about being commissioned as a notary in North Carolina, please call the Secretary of State Notary Public Section at
(919) 807-2219 BEFORE you register for the class to have your questions answered. ***

Early registration for Notary Public classes is highly recommended! Classes fill quickly! See class listing below for upcoming classes and their status.

Preregistration and payment is required prior to attending class. Class size is limited - register early!

Notary Public – 6 hours

All Notary Public classes begin promptly at 8:00 am. It is recommended that you arrive by 7:50 a.m. for class check-in purposes.

This six-hour class is required for anyone interested in becoming a Notary Public for the first time.
Note: The CURRENT edition of the Notary Public Manual for North Carolina (2016) IS REQUIRED (NO EXCEPTIONS) for admittance to the class and can be purchased at the JCC Bookstore.
It is strongly recommended that you review the manual prior to class to be better prepared for the state examination given at the end of the class.

CLASS PREREQUISITE: Students must provide a current state or federal picture identification for admission to class. The ID must be a valid ID with a picture of the face and either signature or physical descriptors or both.

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

1) Be at least 18 years of age;
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 NC Sate 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.

Due to mandated course hour requirements, participants arriving 20 minutes late will not be permitted into the class. Please take notice of the location of the class for which you register.

Upcoming Notary Classes

Course Code Date Day Time Location Fee  Status  
MLS 3874 03P March 23, 2018 Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Workforce Development Center

$75 class fee
$26 book fee (contact JCC Bookstore to purchase)
**All fees are subject to change**



As soon as additional classes are added, they will be listed above. Please email Shelley Gardner of your interest in an upcoming class and you will be added to an email list. As soon as additional dates are determined, you will be emailed.

View an explanation of registration fees

Currently all Notary Public classes are held at the Workforce Development Center. The Workforce Development Center is located at 135 Best Wood Drive, Clayton, NC.


Shelley Gardner
Economic Development Training Coordinator
(919) 209-2572

Roxanne Parrish
Administrative Assistant, Workforce Development Center
(919) 209-2591