How to become a notary in Arkansas
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Become an Arkansas Notary Public
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To Become an Arkansas Notary
you must be able to answer "yes" to all of the following questions:
If you have answered yes to all of the above, just follow these simple steps to start the application process.
You will receive everything that is required to become an Arkansas Notary Public.
Order your ten-year, $7,500 Arkansas notary bond from the American Association of Notaries.
All new Arkansas notary public applicants are required to provide notary bond information when completing the notary application online at the Arkansas Secretary of State’s website. You are also required to mail with the application a copy of the ten-year, $7,500 Arkansas notary bond. The name on the bond must match the name you use to apply for a notary commission.
To speed up the notary application commissioning process, we will email you the bond with complete instructions the same day if you order it before 12:00 noon C.T. Click on the “Add to Cart” button below to purchase the bond
Review the Arkansas notary law
All Arkansas notary public applicants are required to review and understand the Arkansas notary laws and pass a test administered by the Arkansas Secretary of State. Reading the Arkansas notary manual will help you understand the duties, powers, and prohibited acts and pass the notary exam.
Complete and print the Arkansas notary application on the Arkansas Secretary of State’s website.
Follow these steps to complete the notary application:
- Go to http://bcs.sos.arkansas.gov/Account/Index
- Click on “Create an account”
- Login to your account using the user ID and password that you created in step 2
- Click on the “Notary” tab in the menu on the top and select “Notary Registration”
- Take the notary exam administered by the Arkansas Secretary of State
- Follow the step-by-step instructions listed on the website to complete the application
- Print the application
- Complete and sign the affidavit section of the application before a notary public
- Mail the completed application, the bond, and $20.00 filing fee to the State.
Take the oath of office to the circuit clerk's office of your county.
The Secretary of State's office will mail you the Oath of Office forms that you need to take to the county clerk's office in your residence county to administer your oath. You have thirty days from the time you receive your oath forms to complete this process and return the signed Oath of Office to the Secretary of State's office. You are not recognized as a notary until you receive your notary commission certificate from the State.
Order your Arkansas notary supplies from the American Association of Notaries.
Arkansas notary law requires every notary to use a black or blue notary seal embosser s inked stamp as long as the notary stamp impression can be reproduced under photographic methods. All of our Arkansas notary stamps, seals, and record books are made in-house, come with a lifetime replacement guarantee, and comply with Arkansas notary laws. Select one of the complete Arkansas notary supply packages from below and then click on the "add to cart" button.
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Fax or email us a copy of your Arkansas notary commission certificate.
Once you are approved as an Arkansas notary, email or fax a copy of your Arkansas notary commission certificate to 1-800-721-2664 or firstname.lastname@example.org so we can prepare and ship your Arkansas notary supply package.
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