How to Become a Arkansas Notary


How to Become a Notary Public in Arkansas

How to Become a Notary in Arkansas
  1. Complete the Online Arkansas Notary Training Course (not required)
  2. Obtain a $7,500 Surety Bond.
  3. Complete the online Arkansas Notary Application. Upon completion, print the application and mail it with a COPY of your Surety Bond (not the application for the Surety Bond). You must also include a $20 check or money order made payable to Arkansas Secretary of State.
  4. After your application has been received and processed by the Secretary of State's office, they will send to you three (3) Notary Public Certificate/Notary Public Oath forms containing the oath of office and a Commission Identification Number. DO NOT complete the Oath of Office until you take them, along with your ORIGINAL BOND, to the circuit clerk of your county of residence. (Remember, you are commissioned in your county of residence, but you are able to notarize throughout the State of Arkansas.) You must return an original filed Notary Public Certificate/Notary Public Oath form to the Secretary of State’s Business and Commercial Services Division. Make sure you keep one of the original Certificate/Oath forms for your records. The Secretary of State’s office will then issue your notary wallet card.
FILING TIME: You have thirty (30) days from the date of your commission to file your oath with the circuit clerk. Your commission date is issued by the Secretary of State’s office.

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    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. & Canada Edition

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    Driver's license and I.D. checking guide. A notary public should own a copy of the I.D. Checking Guide to use when verifying in- and out-of-state identification.
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    Arkansas Notary Online Course

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    • Arkansas State-Specific Notary Laws and Information
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    • Immediate access to Proof of Completion Certificate (PDF)
    • Course forums to receive updates, ask questions and interact with other students
    *This is a single-user, limited license. For multiple students please contact us.
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    Notary Records Journal

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    Classic Journal of Notarial Events

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    Arkansas Notary Stamp

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    Choose your desired Arkansas notary stamp type below. Start by choosing the stamp type, then stamp color, then ink color. Not all notary stamps offer all options.
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    Arkansas Notary Bond

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    10 year/$7,500 Arkansas notary bond for new and renewing notaries w/$5,000 E&O
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    Arkansas Notary Embosser

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    Arkansas Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

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    Arkansas Notary Jurat Stamp

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Arkansas Notary Requirements


Commission Term: 10 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident or AR employee residing in bordering state
Stamp/Seal: Required
Journal: Recommended
Bond: $7,500
Application Fee: $20
Eligibility: No felony convictions.
No notary commission revoked in past 10 years
Other: Be able to read and write English


Address:
1401 West Capitol
Ste. 250
Little Rock, AR 72201-1094

Phone: 888-233-0325 or 501-682-3409

Important Arkansas Notary Links

Arkansas State Website
Arkansas Notary Application
Arkansas Notary Database
Arkansas Notary Handbook


Have a group of people that need training? We currently offer live training for your business or organization. To schedule a private notary seminar, please contact us at (888) 263-1977.