#1- A Notary Commission Is Good For 4 Years
There is no grace period. Once your commission expires you will have to start the process all over again including completing a six-hour Notary education course. However, a Notary public who has previously completed an approved six-hour notary public education course and has a current active commission is eligible to take an approved three-hour refresher course if they have taken the notary public exam and submitted the application at the exam site prior to the expiration date of their current commission.
#2- To Avoid A Break In Notary Public Commission Terms
You should take the notary education course and notary public exam at least six months prior to the expiration date of your current notary public commission. The course completion certificate is good for two years and the test results are valid for one year from the date of the examination.
#3- Can A LIVE Six-Hour Notary Public Education Course Be Taken In Place Of A Three-Hour Refresher Course?
Yes, a six-hour approved notary public education course satisfies the requirement for a three-hour refresher course and always satisfies the education requirement, regardless if you are a new applicant or applying for reappointment.
#4- All Notary Applicants, Whether Renewing Or Getting The Commission For The First Time
Will have to take and pass a 30 question multiple choice exam with a score of at least 70%. That means you can miss up to 9 questions. The exams are changed completely every month. This causes a wide variation in scores so it is recommended that you complete your course, and pass the exam early in the one year before expiration.
#5- If You Fail The Notary Public Exam
You can take the exam again prior to the expiration date of your current notary public commission, the Proof of Completion certificate from the approved three-hour education course would still be valid. Attach the Proof of Completion certificate to your application, along with a 2″ x 2″ color passport photo of yourself and a check for $20.00 when you go to the exam site.
#6- However, If Your Commission Expires Prior To Retaking The Exam
You will be required to take an approved six-hour education course, even though you already took an approved three-hour education course. You will need to attach the Proof of Completion certificate from the approved six-hour education course to the application, along with a 2″ x 2″ color passport photo of yourself and a check for $20.00. If you have not already had your Live Scan fingerprints taken, you will need to submit fingerprints via Live Scan.
#7- We Offer LIVE And Online Courses
There is one big advantage in completing one of our LIVE courses. We schedule and pay state officials to present the exam right after our course. No searching for an exam site.
#8- NOTE: In A Two Month Stretch In 2018
Duane Gomer Education had 100% pass rate, unheard of. Lowest grade since 92%. Come check us out and see why.