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.