A professional association fo Ohio notaries, by Ohio notaries

A professional association fo Ohio notaries, by Ohio notaries

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In Ohio, notary training is not required or provided by the state before issuing a commission. What little training that is offered by the counties is frequently inadequate for dealing with 21st Century signing requests. As a result, notaries may often face a number of signing situations that could result in errors and potential liability for themselves, as well as their employers.


Ever wondered about Ohio notary questions like these?

How to handle documents in a foreign language?

Can I notarize if a document was signed a week ago?

Can a notarize on documents from another state (or country)?

How to handle a copy certification request

When may I notarize for relatives?

What does "SS" mean on my certificate?

What if a document has no notary certificate?

Do I have to give an oath for a vehicle title transfer?

How is a power of attorney signed?

What do AKA, NKA, FKA, & HTTA mean?

What is a "Medallion" notary?

What is an apostille?

What is a notary protest?

Do I need Errors & Omissions Insurance?

If you have moved from one Ohio county to another since receiving your most recent commission, you may be notarizing illegally. Find out why!


The Ohio Society of Notaries offers you the important notary training you never received, through our seminar



  Your Role, Responsibilities, and Risks as an Ohio Notary Public 


You'll be amazed how much you don't know about what you don't know.

The seminar includes:

Overview of the history, tradition and duties of the office of Notary Public

Tools of the trade/Ohio requirements

Types of notarizations and the specifics of each

The essential elements for any Ohio notarization

The Notary Certificate: Your sole domain, Your sole responsibility

It's YOUR commission! Staying out of trouble, and when you need to say "No"

The importance of notary training for employers

Complex and unusual signing situations; apostilles, vehicle titles, copy certifications, powers of attorney, advanced directives, oaths/affirmations, journals, E/O insurance

Examples of improper documents to watch for

and MORE!

This class is the BEST training available in Ohio, bar none!