State-Approved California Notary Course

Original price was: $99.95.Current price is: $49.95.

State-Approved California Notary Course

The California Notary Training Course teaches you how to obtain and manage your notary commission, notarial acts and procedures, notarial misconduct, tools to function as a notary public, types of notary public acts and how to perform them, and a whole lot more.

Other Features Include:

  • Streaming, On-Demand Video Instruction
  • Fulfills the 3-hour and 6-hour training requirement
  • Immediate access to Proof of Completion Certificate (PDF)
  • Start and stop the course whenever you want

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State-Approved California Notary Training Course

The California Notary Training Course is the best alternative to a live notary seminar there is.  All new California notary applicants or renewing notaries must take either a 6-hour or 3-hour notary course.  This course fulfills the requirement for new and renewing California notaries.

Instructor Andy Johnson will take you through the materials in engaging  on-demand video instruction.  Past students rave about how he makes learning notary laws and responsibilities as fun as possible.

Upon completion of the course each enrolled student will receive a Certificate of Completion download to show proof that he or she is well-versed in California notary law and practices and has successfully fulfilled the required 3-hour course for renewals or the 6-hour course for new notaries or notary renewals that have expired or will expire prior to taking the California notary exam.

The 3-hour notary renewal certificate unlocks when all topics have been completed and the student has spent 3 hours in the course.

The 6-hour new notary certificate unlocks after the student has gone through the whole course, and has spent 6 hours in the course. Go through each page of instruction, watch the videos, and study the handbook and state laws.

To get credit for your time, you have to be logged in and actively interacting with the course. We do not issue course refunds after 60 days from the date of purchase. 

*This course is intended as a limited license, single-user use for 365 days from date of purchase. If you are interested in group training options, please contact us at (888) 263-1977.

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39 reviews for State-Approved California Notary Course

  1. 5 out of 5

    Carin Guertin (verified owner)

    All the required info was provided and emphasis on the more complex requirements of the Notary. Use this course if you want to score at 90%!

  2. 5 out of 5

    mangusjm54 (verified owner)

    Great course, made learning fun. The practice test is very helpful too! Would recommend to others looking to renew or obtain their notary certificate.

  3. 5 out of 5

    ggomez1968 (verified owner)

    I am very happy to have chosen this course with because everything was very well explained and easy to understand.
    I have passed the Estate Exam on my first try.
    Thank you, Andy –

  4. 5 out of 5

    stacilynn06 (verified owner)

    Notary.Net provides excellent customer service in addition to providing the service of preparing you for your Notary Exam. There’s everything you need or access to anything needed on this website to become a Notary. Good Job Andy, and Thank you!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Humphrey (verified owner)

    I took the course the two weeks prior to my exam date. Being able to read the material and then reinforce that information with the video, which added additional points of knowledge, really helped me grasp the information well and taking the test was a breeze, even at 9.5 months pregnant. I scored a 92! Thank you so very much 🙂

  6. 5 out of 5

    aimeeniebla (verified owner)

    I definitely recommend this training center for your Notary prepping!!!
    It by far answered all my many questions before I even needed to ask. I was just in all my thoughts! There are so many questions and concerns when beginning this process…However, they are all taken care of with this very easy to use training site! Videos are great to listen to while driving in the car, kinda like a podcast! It’s amazing! Again… I definitely recommend!!!

  7. 5 out of 5

    JANICE ZHANG (verified owner)

    helpful information guide to the success.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Donna Nichols (verified owner)

    I highly recommend THIS course over any of the other 5 that showed up for my county. The information was very easily presented and the test was amazing. I was thankful to be able to go over everything and see what I missed and to do the test again. I’m looking forward to the process being over and working! Thank you so much! and nobody else!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Olesya Kurnosova (verified owner)

    Very informative and easy to understand presentation, thank you!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Tammy Lauerman (verified owner)

    Straightforward and easy to get through all necessary information. Andy narrates the class as if he is sitting across from you. After taking my exam, I feel the sample quiz is very indicative of what you will find on the exam.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Marjan Mamooie (verified owner)

    you made this course funny and engaging! heading to take my final state exam today and i appreciate the breakdown of the course and how it was organized and accessible

  12. 5 out of 5

    MorpheusB1958 (verified owner)

    Great information, excellent format/presentation. Straightforward, easy to follow. Professional Instructor, comprehensive curriculum. I think a mock test should be considered.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Logan Murphy (verified owner)

    Overall Great! Convenience and information is all there. One bit of feedback – on actually taking the Notary Exam questions were phrased much differently than on the final quiz. Examples in this course’s Quiz were several “Which of the following” or “What best describes” whereas on the actual test the questions were more examples – “John is A. John does B. Is John at fault”, “Jane becomes a notary. What will Jane need to do X?” – This threw me off on the actual test and I would recommend updating or incorporating this into the Final Quiz. I really can’t complain too much about this because the course was otherwise a great experience! Thank you!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Michael Kapphahn (verified owner)

    The video was insightful and helpful. I had never studied notary law before and using this simple and affordable online system I was able to pass my CA Notary exam on the first try. I definitely suggest printing the work book out that was the real key to my success. Thank you Andy and to everyone at

  15. 5 out of 5

    John Clark (verified owner)

    I found this video series entertaining and full of great knowledge. Andy’s quirky sense of humor helped to quell the boring nature of civic law being presented. My test is scheduled for March 16th, 2021 and I feel confident that Andy’s video series have provided me with all the information I need to pass the test. 🙂
    Next up for me is the loan signing course 🙂

    With Love,

  16. 5 out of 5

    Andy was great! He took some pretty dry material and made the course easy to get through. Great focus on the necessary concepts, good use of humor, and very easy to follow. I was not looking forward to slogging through this, but it was totally doable. Great organization of materials and steps on the site as well.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sean Migaud (verified owner)

    Great course. The instructor was easy to listen to, and made the information easy to understand. Make sure you read through everything and you will do just fine.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Melinda Snyder (verified owner)

    Good course–I enjoyed the little bits of dry humour, made it easier to get through. Make sure to especially review the fees and penalties section as this information comes toward the end of the course but the “real” test focused quite a bit on it. I passed the test although I did not score as well as I did on the practice exams. But passing is passing–just pay attention, do a little bit of extra studying, and you should be good to go 🙂

  19. 5 out of 5

    Nancy Burch (verified owner)

    This Notary course was terrific. Easy to understand and learn. Exams were backlogged so I had to wait 3 months to take it but I just went back and did a quick refresher and passed the exam! Highly recommend!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Gail Bleckman (verified owner)

    I took this course the day before I took the test. So, how’d I do on the test?No idea if I passed or failed, as I’m still awaiting my score. However I did feel confident; Andy actually says (in these videos) what’s going to be on the test and sure enough, he wasn’t fooling around. I feel as if I passed, who knows- when I do I’ll post that too or update this review.

    I’ll say/write this… you won’t fall asleep watching, as Andy’s somewhat animated and entertaining! All in all Andy’s very informative and after this course I feel as if this isn’t just informative but necessary if you want to be a notary public … here in CA anyway.

    I highly recommend Andy and this course; once you go through it I believe you’re going to feel the same-= the info in Andy’s course is vital to passing the test, and working as a notary public. 🙂

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ferlina Acosta (verified owner)

    Easy, fast flowing and entertaining course. I passed my test! Thank you for being educational and affordable.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Day (verified owner)

    Easy to use class portal. I appreciate the inclusion of all the steps to take after the class and what to expect in the long process of becoming approved by the state.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Barbara Lawson (verified owner)

    I passed the State of California exam! I credit taking’s course to get me there. I printed the Notary.Net course out and followed along with Andy’s videos, making notes on the print out. I studied and studied and ended up with a 92 on the State exam. Thanks for getting me there!

  24. 5 out of 5


    Amazing class.

  25. 5 out of 5

    cindybrickner (verified owner)

    I have worked with Andy Johnson for over 15 years. I hate to “re-take” the Notary course, however….each time I take it I realize how much I FORGET over the previous 4 years!!!
    I am so thankful to the Johnson family for their continued support of the Notary “community”!
    I took the Loan Signing Course through the Johnsons,( and I have been a Certified Loan Signing Agent for over 15 years as well.
    Both courses provide the knowledge needed to pass the Notary exam and the Loan Signing Exam.
    Thanks Andy!!!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Salvador (verified owner)

    Great course whether you are a first time appointee or renewing notary. All of the information you need to pass the state exam is laid out and simplified in this course. I appreciated the side notes and the personal context added in the videos helped me to associate exam questions with the correct answers by remembering the funny antidotes used in relation to the specific subjects. Notary.Net has always been my go-to for notary renewal training and supplies. Beyond Grade A customer service, as the instructor is personally and easily accessible. They offer a variety of supplies to fit every notary need, and are quick and prompt in delivering orders. It’s all of this that keeps me coming back. Thank you Notary.Net

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jesus R Villalba G (verified owner)

    I took my Exam in late January after taking this course over a week in early December, and I found out a few days ago that I passed with a 92. The course was great in covering everything that ended up being on the exam. I wish I would have found more information in terms of establishing myself as a Notary, but with the actual substance it is excellent. If you find yourself waiting for your results after this course, you can always go on the NNA youtube and learn business tips. Thank you Andy!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Fumika Takazawa (verified owner)

    I started this course the day before, finished around 3am. Did I learn anything from college? Not sure. Did I pass the notary public exam? Yup. Thanks Andy!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Ovando Morales (verified owner)

    Passed my exam using this course enough said, proofs in the pudding. Videos were entertaining despite it being about notary laws. Customer service was quick and accurate.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Carolyn Laws (verified owner)

    Notary training is so dry- which is why this course being funny kept me focused and interested. 6 hours flew by.

  31. 5 out of 5

    Kristy Sheldon (verified owner)

    I appreciated the perspective, enjoyed the class and caught every movie reference. Want to take the quiz again. Thanks for the warning about the trick questions.

  32. 5 out of 5

    Brad Lawrence (verified owner)

    I just passed the Notary test, thanks to Andy Johnson and his course. I enjoyed his sense of humor and funny antidotes for an otherwise dry subject. I took the practice tests 3 times. The great thing about this course is you have access to the practice tests and all the information as long as you need it. You can take breaks, and when you log back in, you can continue exactly where you were. The only ding I will add is the actual test questions were so different than the test questions. The State test definitely tries to confuse you. I was very surprised that the actual test seemed to concentrate more heavily on questions referring to the penalties and fines, which to me, are not as important as the process and procedures.
    I also really appreciate the opportunity to purchase all the Notary supplies through this site conveniently. One-stop-shop! Thanks again, Andy.

  33. 5 out of 5

    Cassandra Tribble (verified owner)

    Loved this course, very informative and helped me pass my exam! Andy’s animated teaching was helpful, I love how the course included all the steps to track your progress. definitely will recommend this course.

  34. 5 out of 5

    Kevin OConnor (verified owner)

    Great class. Andy is fun to listen to and knowledgeable. I used, or tried to use another online program, and it was unbelievably awful. Go with So user friendly and entertaining. I’m so glad I paid a little bit more than the cheapest course out there.

  35. 5 out of 5

    Jason Forella (verified owner)

    Happy to say, I was just notified that I passed the Exam! Really enjoyed the course (and to ‘echo’ a couple previous reviews, Andy’s levity/instruction style DEFINITELY helped breathe some life, into what could otherwise be some ‘dry material’). I’ll definitely be back in touch once I receive my “Commission Packet”, and need to order my supplies. Thanks again!

  36. 5 out of 5


    The course was great and to the point. Enjoyed Andy’s levity as echoed above.

  37. 5 out of 5

    Tom McCarthy (verified owner)

    I never leave reviews, but Andy’s course launched me into blazing a 93% on the exam. Perfect dose of instruction, repetition and comedy gold. Six stars out of five. Cheers!

  38. 5 out of 5

    aalbanese (verified owner)

    I was so stressed over this exam. Co-workers who failed, and people at the test site taking it for the 2nd and 3rd time didn’t help. But I really felt prepared after Andy’s course and a review of the handbook, and decided to not overthink it. Passed with a 95%. My LiveScan was done last week, so just waiting for my commission letter so I can order my supplies. Andy’s Notary Journal is the best I’ve seen. Thank you!

  39. 5 out of 5

    Yesenia Largaespada (verified owner)

    Very informative and easy to follow. Passed my exam. Thank you!

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