A loose certificate is a notarial certificate that is contained on a separate sheet of paper and is not part of the original document. It is attached — usually stapled — to the document’s signature page. It’s used when:
- No notarial wording is provided on the document.
- The provided certificate wording doesn’t comply with state requirements.
- There is no room for the seal on the document.
- The preprinted certificate has already been used by another Notary.