Frequently Asked Questions

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How can I order from the NNA or contact you?



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A customer care professional is always available:
Monday through Friday
5:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. PT
5:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT

Our mailing address for orders:
National Notary Association
9350 De Soto Avenue
P.O. Box 2402
Chatsworth, CA 91313-2402

Our National Headquarters:
9350 De Soto Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311-4926
1-800-US NOTARY (1-800-876-6827)
Driving directions

Showroom hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. PT
Purchase much-needed supplies straight from our on-premises showroom.

If you don't wish to order online, please download our order form to mail or fax in.

Large employers can contact our Employer Services division to register your staff Notaries.

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What payment methods can I use?

  • Prepay when you order online with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express
  • Checks payable to National Notary Association via mail only to the address below.

National Notary Association
9350 De Soto Avenue
P.O. Box 2402
Chatsworth, CA 91313-2402

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How can I change my order?

Contact Customer Care at 1-800-876-6827.

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How is my order shipped?

We normally fill your order within one business day of receiving it, except for Custom items (see "Custom Orders" below).

  • Ground: We ship UPS Ground or first-class mail. Your order will typically arrive within 7 to 10 working days. Custom items will be shipped separately, as soon as they are available.
  • 2-Day/Next-Day Air: Orders received by 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time (Monday - Friday) will be shipped the same day, except for Custom items. Custom items will be shipped separately, as soon as they are available.
  • P.O. Boxes: Orders cannot be shipped via UPS or Fed Ex to P.O. Boxes. We will ship via first-class mail if P.O. Box is provided.
  • Saturday Delivery: Not available for orders. Please contact Customer Service at 1-800-876-6827.

Custom Orders
When ordering Custom items, be sure to accurately enter all custom information on the Order Form. We cannot produce these items unless this information is provided. Please double check to make sure all information is correct, as we cannot be responsible for your errors.

Custom items require approximately three days to produce (except Business Cards, which take 2-4 weeks to produce).

Notary Seal Stamps and Embossers cannot be manufactured until all required documents are received by fax or mail. For assistance, call us at: 1-800-876-6827.

Custom items will be shipped separately, as soon as they are available.
Custom Items Include: Notary Seal Stamps, Library Embossers, Stationery Embossers, Custom Stamps, Mini Address Stamps and Business Cards.

Notary Seal Stamps and Embossers
These items are custom made to your state's specifications. Please allow 2-3 business days to manufacture and ship.

Notary Seal Stamps and Embossers cannot be manufactured until all required documents are received by fax or mail. For assistance, call us at: 1-800-876-6827.

Notary Seal Stamps and Embossers will be shipped separately, as soon as they are available.

Complete Notary Packages
Items in the Complete Notary Package are shipped separately: (1) Supplies, (2) Seal, (3) Bond (see below); (4) E&O Insurance (where applicable). All items will be shipped as requested, when available.

Notary Bonds
Notary Bond filing procedures vary by state. Please contact us at 1-800-876-6827 for questions on instructions and required documentation. Should you prefer to request expedited shipping for the Bond only, the following surcharge will apply: 2-Day = Additional $10.95 Next-Day = Additional $19.95.

Special Shipping Requests
For special shipping requests, call us at: 1-800-876-6827.

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Can I request rush shipping?

In most locations, you can request rush shipping; however, please be advised that expedited orders are processed the same day only if received by noon PST, Monday through Friday. Orders are shipped Monday through Friday only, and not on legal holidays. Prices are subject to change. Please call Customer Care for additional information at 1-800-876-6827.

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What do you charge for online shipping?

What do you charge for shipping for offline orders?

Shipping rates for orders that include Complete Notary Packages may vary from the table below.

Order Total


2-Day Air*

Next-Day Air*

$0 to $15.00




$15.01 to $40.00




$40.01 to $65.00




$65.01 to $95.00




$95.01 to $120.00




$120.01 to $150.00




$150.01 to $250.00




$250.01 to $350.00




  • All shipping rates are subject to change.
  • Rates listed apply to contiguous 48 states.
  • For shipment to other destinations, call for rates.
  • You must contact Customer Service to verify all 2-Day and Next-Day Air shipments of Bonds and Errors and Omissions Insurance policies.
  • Shipping charges do not apply to Membership, Bonds*, E&O Insurance, Seminars and Online Training.
  • *Expedited shipment of a Notary Bond requires a shipping surcharge:
    2-Day = Additional $10.95 Next-Day = Additional $19.95

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Where do you charge tax?

Applicable state and local sales tax will be added for deliveries to California and Washington. Sales tax will be added to online orders; if ordering by mail or fax, be sure to include sales tax based on shipping address.

NOTE: Membership, Bonds, E&O Insurance, Seminars, and Online Training are non-taxable.

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Can I track my order?

From the NNA homepage click on LOG IN at top of page.
Enter your email or NNA ID# along with Password.
From NNA profile page click on Order History. This will list all your orders.

Contact Customer Care at 1-800-USNOTARY (1-800-876-6827) for information about orders in process.

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What if I have a problem with an order?

Contact Customer Service at 1-800-US-NOTARY (1-800-876-6827). Please have your order number or member ID ready if possible.

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Can I return my order?

We accept returns subject to our return policy. Please be sure to read the policy in its entirety.

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I'm being asked for my NNA ID number. How can I get that?

Your NNA ID number is assigned to your customer record. It's printed on most correspondence we send you. If you don't know and can't locate your NNA ID number, call customer service at 1-800-876-6827 and they will be happy to tell you your number.

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Does placing an order make me a Notary?

No. Your order is likely to require any supplies or education that are known to be needed in your state in order for you to do the job of a Notary Public.

To become a Notary, you will need to complete all requirements for your state.

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National Notary Association Membership Information

Why should I join the NNA?

Established in 1957, the NNA is more than the nation's largest, most active Notary community and leading provider of products and services. We work closely with government to set standards of practice, guide Notaries like you through your important duties and provide you with the comprehensive protection you need. Find out more »

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We offer many benefits to our members, including access to our Notary Hotline and our bi-monthly The National Notary magazine. NNA membership gives you the means to build and maintain a professional standard of competency that protects you and your employer against the sting of lawsuits. Our membership benefits are designed to give you access to the skills, knowledge, supplies and support you need to perform your role with confidence.

Find out more about member benefits here.

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Accessible information

By saving your information in an online member account, all of your information is already in the system and easily accessible for ordering. We'll track your commission dates and remind you when it's time to renew. Access your commission, insurance, education, and bond information quickly and easily online, as well as your order history. Download your receipts for tax purposes.

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How can I join the NNA?

You can join online or by calling Customer Care toll-free at 1-800-876-6827.

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How can I find out when my membership expires?

Your NNA Membership expiration date is easily accessible on your member profile page. You can also call Customer Care at 1-800-876-6827 and one of our friendly agents will be happy to assist you.

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How do I renew my membership?

You can renew your NNA membership online or by calling our customer care center toll-free at 1-800-876-6827. A one year membership in the NNA is $52. If you choose to renew for more than one year you will be eligible for a discounted rate.

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What if I lose my NNA membership card?

You can order a replacement card through our customer care department at 1-800-876-6827.

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How can I update my name or address on my membership? (note: not related to commission information)

Your address can be updated online through the "Address" tab in your member profile. You can update both name and address by calling our customer care department at 1-800-876-6827.

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Is my personal information secure?

Yes. We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.

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What is the National Notary Foundation?

The NNA established the National Notary Foundation in 1997 to help improve life for our less fortunate fellow Americans and others in need around the globe. 100% of your tax-deductible donation goes directly to the programs we support because the NNF operating costs are donated by the NNA. Find out more about the National Notary Foundation and the programs we support.

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The Commission Process

I submitted my request to become or renew my commission. What is the status of my application?

Once your application has been filed with us, additional information is frequently required to complete processing.

If your commission is for Florida, Missouri, Pennsylvania or Texas, please check your status here. For all other states, please call a Customer Care Professional at 1-800-US-NOTARY (1-800-876-6827).

To review application processes in California, Florida, or Texas, download a checklist here.

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What is Errors and Omissions Insurance? Do I need it?

Errors and Omissions (E&O) Insurance is liability coverage designed to protect your personal and professional assets in the event you make a mistake during the notarial process that causes your client to suffer financial loss. It differs from your Notary Bond, which is designed to protect the public and places you at risk for liability. For more information on E&O insurance, read further.

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But I already have a bond. Why do I need E&O insurance?

The Notary bond protects the public. If the surety company makes a payment on your claim, you are required to pay them back. The NNA's Notary E&O Insurance pays your claim and legal expenses up to your policy limit — you don't have to pay a deductible. Plus, it provides you with expert legal defense at no extra cost. For more information on E&O insurance, read further.

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I ordered my seal stamp and/or embosser along ago. Where is it?

Additional information is often required to process a seal stamp or embosser. Please check here to ensure that you have submitted all the required information.

Once we receive all the required documentation, your seal will be produced and shipped within 2-3 business days.

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I did the required training. How can I get a copy of my certificate? How can I print a certificate?

Click on Training & Certifications
Available certificates will have a "Print" icon.

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My name and/or address have changed. What do I need to do now?

Every state has different statutes governing name and address changes for Notaries. Please check your state's requirements. But don't forget to let us know as well, so we can update your member record.

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I have questions about my Notary Signing Agent (NSA) information

What is a Notary Signing Agent (NSA)?

A Notary Signing Agent is a Notary specifically trained to facilitate mortgage closings. Find out more about requirements.

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How can I update my Notary Signing Agent profile?

Visit the Notary Signing Agent & Small Business homepage, log in with your NNA account information, and access the NSA Profile Manager on the left-hand menu. You may change any of the editable fields you see there. Please make sure you click the "Update Profile" button when your changes are complete.

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How do I print my Notary Signing Agent certificate?

Visit the Notary Signing Agent & Small Business homepage, log in with your NNA account information, and use the "Print Certificate" button on the left-hand menu.

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I need help performing a notarization!

How can I get assistance on the spot with my signing?

NNA members can access live support via the Notary Hotline. It's available Monday through Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT, and Saturdays 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT. The Notary Hotline number is listed on your NNA membership card. (Please have your membership number ready.)

NNA Hotline Consultants offer impartial support for members. Although Hotline calls are recorded for quality assurance, all information remains confidential and is not shared with outside parties.

Hotline can be purchased on its own. Learn more about membership and Hotline here.

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Seminars & Live Training

What should I bring to the seminar?

Please bring your registration confirmation and accommodations for two breaks and a lunch. If you plan to take the California Notary Exam following the California Seminar, please bring:

  • Two sharpened #2 pencils
  • A state-approved identification card
  • A Notary Public application
  • A check or money order for $40.00 payable to "Secretary of State" ($20.00 for those re-taking the exam)

NOTE: If you are taking the California Notary Exam following the seminar, you must pre-register before the seminar and check in for the exam at conclusion of the seminar.

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How can I confirm my registration?

  • If you register online, you will be able to print your confirmation on the receipt page.
  • If you registered by phone, you should receive your confirmation no later than two days before the seminar.
  • If you do not receive your confirmation within two days of the seminar, please call Customer Care at 1-800-US NOTARY (1-800-876-6827).

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How do I get to my seminar site?

Directions to our live seminar sites are available here.

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I’d like to commission and train my Notary employees. What is Trusted Notary?

Trusted Notary offers single-source convenience to help you commission, train and equip your Notary employees. The NNA Trusted Notary Program takes charge of the complex requirements and time-consuming commissioning process. Your employees simply request to become or renew as a Notary, and we guide them step-by-step until they receive their state commission. For more information, please contact

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Copyright and Permissions

How do I request permission to use NNA content?

For information about our copyright and permissions policies, please read further.

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Technical Problems

Your account areas and shopping carts don't seem to work properly for me. What's the problem?

You must have JavaScript enabled on your computer in order for our interactive cart and account areas to function properly. To enable JavaScript on your computer, go here.

Our shopping cart also requires that you have cookies enabled on your computer.

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Some things don't look right. Why?

Our site is best viewed in Internet Explorer 7 or higher, Firefox 3 or higher, Chrome, or in Safari. If you are using a different browser, you may have problems performing certain functions. We strive to make our websites compliant and compatible with all the major browsers currently in use. Our developers are always looking at expanding our compatibility, so please check back.

Please note that the site is incompatible with Firefox 10.0.6 on a Linux OS. Linux OS users should upgrade Firefox to the latest version in order to use our website effectively.

Mac Lion users may occasionally encounter difficulty accessing videos. This is a known issue on Lion.

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My online course isn't working properly

NNA Online Course System & Software Requirements

Online courses are not recommended for users who can't satisfy these requirements. NNA also offers Live Seminars for most Notary training courses.

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If you do not see any Flash animations throughout the course, or you have problems viewing the course, then you may need to update your Flash Player version.

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