West Virginia: Become A Notary: West Virginia Notaries are commissioned for a 5-year term by the Secretary of State. An application fee is required.

West Virginia Requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years old;
  • You must be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S.;
  • You must be a resident of West Virginia or reside in another state and work in West Virginia;
  • You must be able to read and write English;
  • You must have a high school diploma or its equivalent;
  • You must not be disqualified to receive a commission pursuant to West Virginia Code ยง39-4-21.

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