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  Requirements for West Virginia Notaries
Commission Term: 10 years
Minimum Age:18 Years
Residency:Resident or Employee
Seal: Required
Journal: Recommeded
Bond: Not Required
Application Fee: $52
Eligibility: No felony convictions
No notary commission revoked in last 10 years
Endorsed by 3 qualified electors
Other: Be able to read and write English

"I never knew it could be this easy." now offers online notary public seminars for current notaries and those looking to become notaries in the State of West Virginia. Our intuitive online notary class will teach you everything you need to become a professional notary. The online West Virginia notary class is taught by Bruce Johnson. He has been teaching Notary Law for over ten years. View Free Sample

Have a group of people that need training? We currently offer live training for your business or organization. To schedule a private notary seminar, please contact us at (888) 263-1977.

   Online West Virginia Notary Course
Become a West Virginia Notary Public

As a notary public in the State of West Virginia, you have UNLIMITED financial liability on EVERY document you notarize. If you are a notary for your employer, your employer could also be held liable for your mistakes. All too often people take the office of Notary Public lightly, which is a huge mistake. Even though your state does not require education, it could keep you out of trouble. The West Virginia Online Notary Course is the fastest and easiest way for you to learn what to do and what not to do and how to protect yourself as a notary. Whether you are a new or current notary public in West Virginia, you should spend some time learning the laws. The cost of this course is much less expensive than just 1 hour consulting an attorney.

The West Virginia Online Notary Course includes:
  • 2+ Hours of Streaming Video
  • 3 Months of Unlimited Access
  • Asset Protection Information
  • West Virginia Training Manual (PDF)
  • West Virginia State Handbook (PDF)

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   West Virginia Notary Supplies
Notay Public SuppliesIn addition to notary training, we also offer WV Notary Supplies. Whether you need a new journal or stamp, or a new notary package, we have what you are looking for.

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   How to Become a West Virginia Notary Public
  1. Complete the Online West Virginia Notary Training Course
  2. Read the West Virginia Code which governs notary practice. On the application you will be signing an oath that you have read and understand the requirements and will follow the law.
  3. Fill out the form on-screen if you wish, then print it and complete the remaining sections.
    You must obtain the signatures of three witnesses to your character and sign your oath before another notary or officer authorized to administer oaths.   If you are renewing and wish to keep the same month and day of expiration, please be sure to include that on the application form.
  4. If you are applying as a government notary for the official duties of a state or local governmental entity, your supervisor must provide a letter requesting your appointment.  The fee is waived for government notaries.
  5. Make your check for $52 payable to "Secretary of State."For other options for paying the fee, such as by credit card, click the icon to the right. The fee is waived for government notaries
  6. Mail your application and payment to:
    Notary Assistant, Secretary of State
    Bldg. 1, Suite 157-K
    1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
    Charleston, WV  25305-0770
  7. Wait to receive your commission letter and notary stamp card.
    Your commission letter will provide the exact information you need on your seal, including your new commission expiration date. Do not start notarizing until you receive the official commission certificate.
  8. Order your rubber stamp seal.  Provide the exact information given in your commission letter to the company making your seal.
  9. Imprint stamp on card and return to Secretary of State.
    The card is preprinted with our address.  Be sure to add a stamp!
  10. Receive your commission certificate, valid for ten years, and your notary handbook.
    When you receive this certificate, you may begin notarizing documents, but learn what to do before you begin. 
  11. Review the notary handbook and keep it handy where you provide your notary services.
    Remember, improper notarization means financial liability for the notary.  Every notarization must include the proper acknowledgement form.  Learn what to do before you begin. is continually working to improve your online experience. Please call 1 8 8 8 2 6 3 1 9 7 7 if you would like customer service assistance. Thank you.