Your One-Stop Shop to Become a Notary in Arkansas 

The American Association of Notaries offers a simple step-by-step guide to become a notary in Arkansas. With our help, becoming an Arkansas notary is easy and hassle-free.

To become a notary in Arkansas, you must:

  • 1- Be 18 years of age or older.

  • 2- Be a legal resident of Arkansas or a legal resident of an adjoining state and employed by or operating a business in Arkansas.

  • 3- Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent U.S. resident alien with proof of Declaration of Domicile.

  • 4- Be able to read and write the English language.

  • 5- Not have been convicted of a felony.

  • 6- Not have had a notary commission revoked in the last ten years.

Steps to Become a Notary in Arkansas

To become a notary public in Arkansas, make sure you meet the eligibility requirements listed above, then complete the following steps:

Step 1- Order a ten-year, $7,500 Arkansas notary bond

Arkansas requires all notary applicants to provide proof of a ten-year, $7,500 notary bond. The notary bond protects the public from a notary's errors and omissions. Click here to order a notary bond. The notary bond is available for download immediately on checkout.

Step 2- Review the Arkansas notary law

Review the Arkansas notary laws to understand a notary public’s duties and responsibilities. Reviewing the Arkansas notary handbook will help you pass the notary exam. Click here to view the Arkansas Notary Public & eNotary Handbook.

Step 3- Take the notary exam

Score 80% or better on a multiple-choice exam administered by the Arkansas Secretary of State.  The notary exam is available at no cost to all Arkansas notary applicants.

Step 4- Complete the online application

Create an account on the Arkansas Secretary of State’s online filing portal to complete a notary application. You will be asked to upload a copy of the notary bond and exam certificate and to pay the $20 filing fee online.

Step 5- Take the oath of office

Once your application is approved, download your oath of office from your account on the Arkansas Secretary of State’s online filing portal. Take the oath of office to the county clerk, who will swear you in, complete the oath of office, and return it to you.

Step 6- Mail the oath of office

You are not recognized as an Arkansas notary until you have mailed the completed oath of office to the Arkansas Secretary of State. The secretary of state will place you in “good standing” and issue you a certificate of commission.

Step 7- Purchase Arkansas notary stamp

At a minimum, you will need an Arkansas notary stamp to perform notarial acts. Save up to 40% on the same Arkansas notary supplies that you may find somewhere else. All our notary stamps are made in house, comply with Arkansas notary law, and come with a lifetime warranty.

Step 8- Email us a copy of your commission certificate

Fax or email a copy of your Arkansas notary certificate of commission so we can prepare and ship your Arkansas notary stamp, notary journal, and any additional notary supplies you have ordered.

Everything You Need to Become a Notary in Arkansas 

Only $79.95*
Includes a One-year Membership to AAN

Limited time offer - save up to 40% on notary supplies

This Arkansas notary package includes:
Ten-year, $7,500 Arkansas notary bond ($50)**
Trodat self-inking rectangular notary stamp (item # AR201)**
Arkansas notary record book (item # AR702) **
One-year membership to AAN (a $19 value included with your notary supplies order at no additional cost to you)
Ten years of expert support (includes help with notary procedures, name/address updates, and more)
Your Cost: Only $79.95*

* The  Arkansas Notary Value Package I may be purchased separately at the same net savings without the state mandatory ten-year, $7,500 notary bond for $29.95 plus $7.95 for shipping. Enter item # P101 on the order form. The Arkansas Notary Value Package II may be purchased separately at the same net savings without the state mandatory ten-year, $7,500 notary bond for $39.95 plus $7.95 for shipping. Enter item # P102 on the order form. The Arkansas ten-year, $7,500 notary bond may also be purchased separately for $50. Discounts and savings apply only to supplies. 

**Required by law

Arkansas notary bonds and errors and omissions insurance policies provided by this insurance agency, the American Association of Notaries, Inc., are underwritten by Western Surety Company (established 1900). Kal Tabbara is a licensed insurance agent in Arkansas.