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Notary Public Course Packages & Registration


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Duration: 3 hours
Where: Classes offered in NYC

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Cost: $95

All Materials Included- learn how to become a notary public in half the time and with half the cost of other courses with the same success rate or better!

For NYREI Students: $75

All Materials learn how to become a notary in NY in half the time and with half the cost of other courses with the same success rate or better!

New York Department of State Exam:

New York Department of State exam given every Wednesday. Also anyone can take the class, however every person appointed as notary public must, at the time of his or her appointment, be a citizen or permanent resident alien of the United States and either a resident of New York or have an office or place of business in New York State.

For more information, visit the Department of State Exam Link.

What is a Notary Signing Agent?

A Notary Signing Agent is a Notary Public who is hired as an independent contractor by either a real estate lender, a closing agent (i.e., a title or escrow firm), or a signing service to ensure that loan documents are delivered to and signed by a borrower, then notarized as necessary and returned for processing in a timely manner.

A Notary Signing Agent is very different from a closing agent. Closing agents prepare and complete documents and perform other tasks needed to complete real estate transactions. Signing agents do not draw up documents, disburse funds or provide title abstracts - they serve as impartial witnesses for signings.

What Is the Process of Becoming a Notary?

How to Become a Notary in NY

First, be an eligible candidate for a New York notary license (detailed below). Then, become intimately familiar with New York's Notary Public License Law through notary public classes like the ones NYREI offers. Once you are ready for the test, you simply pay the fee and take the NYS notary exam. Upon passing your exam, you will send in the state application, which includes your pass slip, your notarized oath of office, and an application fee of $60. Once you have received your notary ID from the state, you are ready for work!

Some states require a "surety bond" before commissioning notaries, which makes you monetarily liable for mistakes you may make. New York does not require a surety bond, though you may still consider Errors and Ommissions (E&O) insurance in case a mistake lands you in legal trouble.

How Long Will It Take to Become a Notary?

NYREI's thorough course is offered in three hour classes. Once you have learned the material and feel confident in taking a practice exam, you simply take the one hour NYS notary exam. Upon paying your fee and sending in your application, the state may take 4-6 weeks to approve your application and commission you as a notary.

New York Notary Eligibility Requirements

Before you take a course or the New York notary exam, make sure you are:

  • At least 18 years old
  • A resident or non-resident with a business office in the state of New York
  • A person of "good moral character"
  • Educated to a "common school" equivalent (public high school, GED, or equivalent)
  • Not be convicted of a crime (the Secretary of State can still choose to commission you in the face of minor crimes)
  • A legal US citizen or permanent resident


Steven Goldberg, Esq., William Seto, Richard DeLorenzo - Licensed Notary Public/Instructor/Real Estate Broker and Title Closing Agent


My co-worker Patricia, who also has her Real Estate License told me about NYREI. She just finished taking your Public Notary course and had nothing but positive things to say about NYREI. I look forward to starting the classes. - Jacqueline Malloy

I took the Real Estate Salesperson course at NYREI in October of 2004. I knew NYREI offered the class for the Notary Public, so when my company assigned me to get certified, I knew exactly where to go. I enjoyed the class there and liked all the instructors I had, so it was a good experience. I'm looking forward to taking another class at NYREI. - Lissette Roca

Your class was the most accurate class I've ever taken, 39 of the 40 questions on the Department of State exam you went over and that helped me ace the test. Thank you very much... - Najja L. Cannady, Vice President JPM Chase


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