North Carolina: Become A Notary: North Carolina Notaries are commissioned by the Secretary of State. An application fee is required.

North Carolina Requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age or legally emancipated as defined in Article 35 of Chapter 7B of the General Statutes.
  • You must reside or have a regular place of work or business in this State.
  • You must reside legally in the United States.
  • You have to speak, read, and write in English.
  • You must have earned and possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • You must take and pass a course of instruction unless your are a licensed member of the North Carolina State Bar .

Pass the course of instruction described in this Article, unless the person is a licensed member of the North Carolina State Bar.

Requirements to become a Notary Public in North Carolina are subject to change. Visit the North Carolina Notary Public page for details and updates on becoming a notary in North Carolina. Additional requirements may apply.