Notary

Guilford Technical Community College is pleased to offer workshop training on how to become a notary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Step One: Register to take the Notary Public Course.

We offer these courses at various GTCC locations and mostly on Fridays and Saturdays. GTCC courses are for 7 hours instruction, Friday or Saturday, 9 am-5p m with 1 hour for lunch break.

Step Two: Purchase the 2016 North Carolina Notary Public Manual prior to attending the course.

You can purchase at our GTCC Campus Bookstores; the cost is $25.75. You can purchase it online at the UNC School of Government Bookstore at www.sog.unc.edu/pubs or call 919-966-4119. It is also available as an eBook.

  • Please note if you do not have your Notary Public 2016 Manual for class, you will not be able to attend class and must re-register for course.

Step Three: Complete the Notary Public course at the college.

You must pass the notary public course with a score of at least 80% at the end of the course.

Step Four: Complete your Notary Application

This will be given if you have successfully passed the Notary Public Exam by the instructor at the end of class. Please verify that the instructor has signed the application form, Secretary of State Office will not accept application without signature from the instructor.

**** Applicant MUST NOT SIGN the application in class****

Step Five: Have the notary application notarized (Sign it while in front of the notary!)

*******DO NOT NOTARIZE YOUR OWN SIGNATURE!!!******

Step Six: Mail application to the Department of the Secretary of State along with a $50.00 application fee within 3 months of class.

Send your application to:

NC Secretary of State
PO BOX 29626
Raleigh, NC 27626-06-26

Important:

  • Non-U.S. Citizens must submit proof of legal residence along with submission of the notary application.
  • The Secretary of State’s Office conducts criminal background checks as part of the notary application review process to assure that you meet the qualifications to become a notary public.

       *****People failing this check do not become notaries*****

Step Seven: Once your application has been processed you will receive your Notary Oath Notification Letter from the Secretary of State’s Office with via email or through postal mail.

***** Keep an eye out for it! ****

Step Eight: Take the Oath of Office at the Register of Deeds Office        in the county of your residence within 45 days

  • Take identification and $10.00 fee for the Oath

At that point you will received your Notary Certificate

Step Nine: Now you’re ready to purchase a North Carolina notary seal and begin notarizing documents!

For more information you may visit the Secretary of State website, www.sosnc.gov or call 919-814-5400.

What are the qualifications to be a Notary Public in North Carolina?

  • Be at least 18 years old or legally emancipated by the court.
  • Reside or have a regular place of work or business in this State.
  • Reside legally in the United States.
  • Speak, read, and write the English language.
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Pass the notary public course with a score of at least 80%. (Licensed attorneys can apply for their notary commission without taking the course.)
  • Purchase and keep as a reference the 2016 North Carolina Notary Public Manual.

Then you can apply for your Notary Public Commission.

Yes.  You must pass the notary public exam with a score of at least 80%.

Notary Public Workshop tuition cost is $80.00. This does not include Notary Public 2016 Manual cost, but the book can be purchased at any of our GTCC Bookstores for a cost of $25.75.

The cost of the E-Notary Workshop manual, $60.00, is included in the cost of the course.

If you are at least 18 years old, have never been convicted of a felony, have a high school diploma or GED and can satisfactorily complete this workshop, you can apply for your Notary Public Commission. The Notary Public Guidebook (current edition) is required and available in the GTCC bookstore for $25.75. Prior to class, you must purchase your textbook from the campus bookstore where the course will be taught. If you arrive to class without your guidebook, you will not be allowed to attend the class. Please bring a photo I.D. (driver's license) to your class.  NOTE: These classes are scheduled from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and include a one-hour break. 

 

Course  Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-N387 Notary Public Worksho 12/1/18 S 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Greensboro W2 152A Click Here
CSP-4000-N388 Notary Public Workshop 12/8/18 S 9:00 am - 5:00 pm High Point H4 203 Click Here
CSP-4000-N176 Notary Public Workshop 1/12/2019 S 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Jamestown AT TBA Click Here
CSP-4000-N177 Notary Public Workshop 1/15/2019, 1/17/2019 T,Th 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Greensboro CEC 152A,B Click Here
CSP-4000-N178 Notary Public Workshop 1/26/2019 S 9:00 am - 5:00 pm High Point H4 203 Click Here
CSP-4000-N179 Notary Public Workshop 2/2/2019 S 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Jamestown AT TBA Click Here
CSP-4000-N180 Notary Public Workshop 2/9/2019 F 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Cameron C1 219 Click Here
CSP-4000-N181 Notary Public Workshop 2/12/2019, 2/14/2019 T,Th 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm High Point H4 203 Click Here
CSP-4000-N182 Notary Public Workshop 2/23/2019 S 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Greensboro CEC 152A,B Click Here
CSP-4000-N183 Notary Public Workshop 3/2/2019 S 9:00 am - 5:00 pm High Point H4 203 Click Here
CSP-4000-N184 Notary Public Workshop 3/9/2019 S 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Greensboro CEC 152A,B Click Here
CSP-4000-N185 Notary Public Workshop 3/15/2019 F 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Cameron C1 219 Click Here
CSP-4000-N186 Notary Public Workshop 3/19/2019, 3/21/2019 T, Th 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Jamestown AT TBA Click Here
CSP-4000-N187 Notary Public Workshop 3/30/2019 S 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Greensboro CEC 152 A,B Click Here
CSP-4000-N188 Notary Public Workshop 4/6/2019 S 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Jamestown AT TBA Click Here
CSP-4000-N189 Notary Public Workshop 4/13/2019 S 9:00 am - 5:00 pm High Point H4 203 Click Here
CSP-4000-N190 Notary Public Workshop 4/16/2019, 4/18/2019 T, Th 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Greensboro CEC 152 A,B Click Here
CSP-4000-N191 Notary Public Workshop 4/27/2019 S 9:00 am - 5:00 pm High Point H4 203 Click Here
CSP-4000-N192 Notary Public Workshop 5/4/2019 S 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Greensboro CEC 152 A,B Click Here
CSP-4000-N193 Notary Public Workshop 5/10/2019 F 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Cameron C1 219 Click Here
 

E-Notary:

THIS CLASS IS FOR Existing Notary Public’s ONLY, you will receive instruction in the newly legislated procedure required to exercise electronic notarial acts as set forth by the NC Secretary of State. You must hold a valid commissionas a NC notary public. Please note that this is not an online notary workshop class. Note: A manual will be provided in class at no extra charge. The following must be with you in order to take the final exam: Notary Number, Photo I.D. (Driver’s License) and email address.

 

Course  Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-EN194 E-Notary 3/16/2019 S 9:00 am - 12:00 pm High Point H4 204 Click Here
CSP-4000-EN195 E-Notary 5/11/2019 S 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Greensboro CEC 152A,B Click Here

 

THIS CLASS IS FOR Existing Notary Public’s ONLY. You will receive instruction in the newly legislated procedure required to exercise electronic notarial acts as set forth by the NC Secretary of State.

You must hold a valid commission as a North Carolina notary public. Please note that this is not an online notary workshop class.

Note: A manual will be provided in class at no extra charge. The following must be with you in order to take the final exam: Notary Number, Photo I.D. (Driver’s License) and email address.

Students can register in one of three ways:

Preregistration is required & positive identification required (i.e. drivers licensed) in class. 

  • On-line:  Register Here
  • In Person:
    Greensboro Campus, Continuing Education Office, XXX
    High Point Campus, H1 Registration Desk
    Jamestown Campus Ext., Con Ed Registrar’s Office (140 Jamestown Court)
  • Mail: Download the registration form from website, and mail to GTCC, PO BOX 309, Jamestown, N.C. 27282.