How to Become a Nevada Notary

This step-by-step guide walks you through the process of becoming a notary in Nevada.

Here is a basic overview of how to become a notary in Nevada.

1) Meet State of Nevada Notary Requirements to be a Notary Public

In order to become a notary in Nevada, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a legal Nevada resident or employed in Nevada
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have no felony convictions
  • Be able to read and write English
  • Have never had your notary commission revoked in another state
  • Have reviewed notary law and understands the duties of a notary public

2) Purchase a Notary Bond

All Nevada notaries require a $10,000 notary bond. The state does not provide these bonds, but one is included with the notary package available on Be sure to pick a name for your surety bond that you want to appear on your official seal of office.

3) Take an Oath of Office & Obtain a Filing Notice

Nevada residents must obtain a filing notice with their county clerk before submitting their application.

The filing notice includes the oath of office and proof of bond purchase. The oath of office must be taken in the presence of a Nevada notary in good standing.

4) Complete the Notary Training Course

Nevada requires that you complete both the Traditional Notary Training Course and the Traditional Notary Exam before you submit your application. Select (101) Traditional Notary Training from the Course Catalog, then take the test after completing the course. You need a passing score on the exam to become a notary. If you fail the exam, you can try again after 24 hours.

5) Fill Out the State Application

The online application process takes multiple steps. That’s why when you purchase our notary package, we provide you with detailed information on how to apply online.

6) Submit Application

Your online application includes:

  • A $35 payment to the Nevada Secretary of State for the notary filing fee
  • A $45 notary training fee

All fees are payable online by providing a credit or debit card.

7) Complete the Notary Commission Certificate Process

After you've submitted your application to the state, it can take two to three weeks for your Certificate of Appointment to arrive.

But before you can notarize anything, you need a notary stamp and journal (which are both included in our notary package).

Our notary package self-inking stamp includes:

  • Your name as it appears on the application and bond
  • The words State of Nevada and Notary Public
  • The notary commission expiration date*

*Because the expiration date is required, we cannot manufacture your notary stamp until you’ve received your Notary Certificate of Appointment with your expiration date listed on it.

When you receive your Certificate of Appointment, forward an emailed copy or scan and email a copy to We will then manufacture your notary stamp that will meet or exceed state specifications and promptly ship it to you.