Your One-Stop Shop to Become an Arkansas Notary


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

To become an Arkansas notary, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.

  • Be a legal resident of Arkansas or of an adjoining state.

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent U.S. resident.

  • Be able to read, write, and understand the English language.

  • Not have been convicted of a felony.

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

How It Works


Purchase a ten-year, $7,500 Arkansas notary bond

Save time! No need to wait for days to receive your Arkansas notary bond. You can now order the notary bond online on our website, 24/7, and download it instantly upon checkout. All Arkansas notary applicants are required to be bonded before applying to become notaries. Click here to purchase the notary bond.

Purchase Arkansas notary supplies

At a minimum, you will need an Arkansas notary stamp to perform notarial acts. Save up to 70% on notary supplies. All our notary stamps are made in house and come with a life-time warranty. Included with the notary stamp purchase is a free one-year membership to AAN, a $19.00 value.

Complete an online notary application and exam

All new notary applicants are required to complete the notary application on the Arkansas Secretary of State's Website and pass an open-book notary exam administered by the Arkansas Secretary of State.

Mail the notary application and the notary bond to the State

Return your completed notary application with your original signature, a copy of the notary bond, and a $20 application fee to the Arkansas Secretary of State’s Office. Allow two to four weeks for processing.

File the certificate of commission with the county's recorder of deed

Once your application is approved, the State will send you two sets of commissions in the mail. Take them, along with the original notary bond, to the county's recorder of deed. Sign and take the oath of office before a clerk. Return one of the forms to the Secretary of State. The State will mail you a notary public identification card and certificate of commission.

Email us a copy of your commission certificate.

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

Complete Arkansas Notary Package


Everything you need to become an Arkansas notary

Only $62.95*
Includes a One-year Membership to AAN

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

10-Year, $7,500 Arkansas notary bond. $50.00
Cosco self-inking notary stamp Item # AR210. $19.95
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Trodat self-inking notary stamp - Item # AR201. $19.95
Arkansas notary record book - Item # AR702. $ 9.95
Free one-year membership to AAN – A $19.00 value included with your supply order at no additional cost. $19.00
Total Value $98.90
Your Cost $62.95

* This package may be purchased separately at the same net savings without the state mandatory ten-year, $7,500 notary bond for $12.95 plus $6.95 for shipping. Enter item # P101 on the order form. The Arkansas ten-year, $7,500 notary bond may also be purchased separately for $50.00. Discounts and savings apply only to supplies and not to notary bonds or errors and omissions insurance policies. The notary bond and notary stamp are required by Arkansas notary law.

Six Simple Steps to Become an Arkansas Notary


  1. Order your ten-year, $7,500 Arkansas notary bond from the American Association of Notaries.

    Save time! No need to wait days to receive your Arkansas notary bond. You can now order the notary bond online, 24/7, and download it instantly upon checkout. You will need the information listed on the notary bond to complete the notary application on the Arkansas Secretary of Office website.  Click on the button below to order the notary bond. We will guide you step by step through the notary application process.

  2. Review the Arkansas notary law.

    All Arkansas notary public applicants are required to review and understand the Arkansas notary laws and pass a notary exam administered by the Arkansas Secretary of State. Reading the Arkansas Notary Handbook will help you understand the duties and powers of a notary as well as prohibited notarial acts. The handbook will also equip you to pass the open-book notary exam.

  3. Complete the Arkansas notary application on the Secretary of State’s website.

    You will need some of the information listed on the notary bond to start the Arkansas notary application process. You will be asked to enter your name as listed on the notary bond, the bonding agency name, and the bond’s effective date. Once you purchase the notary bond, follow the steps below to complete the notary application:

      1. Go to the Arkansas Secretary of State’s website.
      2. Click on “Create an account” or log in to your account.
      3. Click on the “Notary” tab in the menu on the top and select “Notary Registration.”
      4. Take the notary exam administered by the Arkansas Secretary of State.
      5. Complete and print the Arkansas notary application.
      6. Complete and sign the affidavit section of the application before a notary public.
      7. Mail the completed notary application, the notary bond that you downloaded upon checkout, and the $20.00 filing fee to the State.
  4. Take the oath of office before a clerk at the county's recorder of deeds.

    Two to four weeks after you mail in your notary application, the State will send you two sets of oath of commission certificates in the mail. Take them, along with the original notary bond, to the county's recorder of deeds in your county of commission. Sign the forms and take the oath of office before a clerk. There will be a separate fee paid to the county for this filing. Return one of the signed oath of commission certificates to the Secretary of State's Office. The state will then mail you a notary identification card and certificate of commission. Your commission is not valid until you file the completed oath of commission with both the county recorder of deeds and the Secretary of State.

  5. Order your Arkansas notary package from the American Association of Notaries.

    Save up to 70% on Arkansas notary supplies compared to other retailers and receive a free one-year membership in the American Association of notaries at no additional cost. (A $19.00 value.)  We offer only the highest-quality products, which comply with all Arkansas legal requirements for notaries. All our Arkansas notary stamps are manufactured in house, and we stand behind them 100%. All our notary supplies come with a LIFETIME REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE – No questions asked! You have the option to order your notary supplies at the same time you are ordering your notary bond.

  6. Fax or email us a copy of your Arkansas notary certificate of commission.

    Once you are approved as an Arkansas notary, email a copy of your Arkansas notary certificate of commission to sales@usnotaries.com or fax it to 1-713-649-0011 so we can prepare and ship your Arkansas notary supplies.

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.