Process and Qualifications
To become a Notary Public in the State of Utah, you must meet all of the following qualifications:
- Be 18 years of age or older.
- Be a U.S citizen or have permanent resident status under Section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
- Lawfully reside in this state 30 days immediately preceding the filing for notarial commission and maintain permanent residency thereafter.
- Be able to read, write, and understand English.
- Pay for and pass the online exam.
- Submit an application, bond, and Oath of Office to the Lieutenant Governor’s office containing no significant misstatement or omission of facts.
Step 1 Study for the test
Here are important links and information regarding what will be on the test, and more importantly what you’ll need to know in order to be an efficient and effective notary:
- Study Guide (Updated 11-6-2019)
- News and Information Articles (Featured on the Home Page)
- Notary Code
Step 2 Create Your Account
Click this link to enter your personal information. This step is necessary in creating your application and also to be able to start the test. Please make sure you meet the qualifications listed above before beginning.
Once you have completed the account creation process you will be directed to begin the test.
Step 3 Take – Pay for – Pass the Test
After taking the test, immediately be ready to pay the testing and administration fee of $95*. Once you pay, your test is automatically submitted and the results are immediate. When you pass the test you will be able to print your application.
If you fail you get your results and then you must pay an additional testing fee of $40 each time until you pass the test. (Note: this offer will only be good for 30 days from the date of the first test.)
Step 4 Print out Your Application
Make sure you review your application. If there are any changes needed to be made, cross it out and write in the corrected information.
Sign and date the bottom of the application.
Step 5 Obtain Your $5,000 Notarial Bond
For information about obtaining the Notarial Bond, click here.
Step 6 Get Your Oath of Office Notarized
Your Oath of Office typically comes with your bond, if it doesn’t click here
Step 7 Submit the Required Documents
- Application (Double check your information. Your certificate of Authority of Notary Public will be emailed to the email address listed on your application)
- Original Bond
- Notarized Oath of Office
*the cost of the test is non-refundable.