Notary Public

CE Registration Form - print and complete this form if paying by mailing in a check or if paying in person

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

WebAdvisor - complete your registration online if paying by credit card

notary stamp

If your Notary has been expired for less than a year, you can go to NC Secretary of State's Notary website to obtain your reappointment online.

*** 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.

Notary Public – 6 hours

All Notary Public classes (regardless of location) 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 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.

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.

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

All Notary Public classes (regardless of location) begin promptly at 8:00 am. It is recommended that you arrive by 7:50 am for class check-in purposes.

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 2017 Notary Classes

Course Code Date Day Time Location Fee  Status  
MLS 3874 02P February 3 Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Workforce Development Center $70 plus book FULL
MLS 3874 03P March 10 Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. JCC Main Campus, Wilson Building     $70 plus book FULL
MLS 3874 04P April 7 Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Workforce Development Center $70 plus book Open
MLS 3874 05P May 11 Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Benson Conference Center $70 plus book Open
MLS 3874 01U June 1 Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Workforce Development Center $70 plus book Open
MLS 3874 02U August 10 Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Benson Conference Center $70 plus book Open
MLS 3874 01F September 8 Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Workforce Development Center $70 plus book Open
MLS 3874 02F October 13 Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. JCC Main Campus, Wilson Building $70 plus book Open
MLS 3874 03F November 3 Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Workforce Development Center $70 plus book Open

 The Workforce Development Center is located at 135 Best Wood Drive, Clayton, NC

The Benson Conference Center is located at 303 E. Church Street, Benson NC. Please note: Classroom entrance is at the back of the building, facing East Hill Street.

For more information, contact:
Shelley Gardner
Economic Development Training Coordinator
(919) 209-2572
swgardner@johnstoncc.edu