Becoming a Notary
Any resident citizen or alien of the state, 18 years of age or older, may be appointed a notary public in and for the parish in which they reside provided that they meet the requirements established by Louisiana R.S.35:191. Notary applicants must be qualified by the Secretary of State's Office and, unless licensed to practice law in Louisiana, must complete the Notary Exam Pre-Assessment as well as take and pass the state notary exam. The pre-assessment is online and must be completed before an applicant can register for the state notary exam. The pre-assessment is mandatory, but only needs to be taken once. The state notary exam is given twice a year on the first Saturday in June and December.
To become an applicant, you are required to complete an Application to Qualify. To qualify, you must:
The Secretary of State publishes an official study guide for the exam entitled "Fundamentals of Louisiana Notarial Law and Practice." The study guide contains the sources and materials from which the exam items are drawn. To purchase the study guide online, see Purchase a Study Guide.
No course or class is required by law in order for you to take the exam, but it is suggested that you take advantage of a good study group.
To that end, Assigned Signers has created a study guide consisting of 178 multiple choice questions (some fill-in-the-blanks and True/False), along with the Answer Key.
We believe that this multiple choice study guide will test what you know as it relates to the notary exam.
This multiple choice study guide is only $75.00. Please complete the submission below to receive your study guide.
We wish you the best of the luck in your notarial endeavors.
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