Renewing Your Notary
Renewing notaries are required by law to take a three-hour notary refresher course to be re-commissioned. This class, approved by the California Secretary of State, includes a review of all laws and regulations. This class is designed to help you prepare and pass the State Notary examination. This state approved class meets the statutory requirement for renewing notaries. In addition, you will learn tips on how to be successful as a professional notary. You will receive a Certificate of Completion allowing you to take the State proctored examination.
Note: If you are trying to become a notary and would like to take the Starting Your Notary class, please click here . If you have taken the state-required notary course within the past 2 years and would like only to take the exam, please click here .
This is a not-for-credit course.
As such, you will not earn units and the class will not be reflected on your banner schedule or on transcripts. As a not-for-credit course, Financial Aid cannot be used to pay for or offset the costs of this course.
Cost for Class: $75 (Tuition + Study Guide. To be paid at time of registration)
Cost for Exam: $40 (To be paid the day of the exam. See more information below.)
Cost for LiveScan/Photo: $90 (To be paid the day of the exam. See more information below.)
--See below for Registration & Payment Details--
Instructor : Kimberly A. Sharon , California Notary Academy (Live Class Certification #600003). Kim has more than 20 years of management and tutorial experience spanning both corporate and start-up environments. Ms. Sharon is the principal of Notary On-The Go, specializing in notary services in the state of California and tutorial services for independent Notaries, a business she founded 10 years ago.
Spring 2016 Date:
12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 5:50 PM (Exam) - Optional
College of the Sequoias - Visalia Campus
Sycamore Building, Room IM216
915 S. Mooney Blvd. Visalia, Ca 93277
Registration for Class:
- Online registration is NOT supported on mobile devices such as IPhones IPads, etc. You must use a PC or Mac computer or laptop.
- If you are paying with cash or check, you cannot register online. Otherwise, please click the following link to register:
Click here to register for this class
Click here for step-by-step instructions on the registration process.
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Sign-In
1:00 p.m. Class begins (be on time)
4:00 p.m. Class ends
4:00 - 5:50 p.m. State proctored Notary Exam
No refunds will be given if you arrive late!
If the student is going to take the state exam immediately following the class (strongly recommended) they must also bring:
A check or money order made out to the "Secretary of State" in the amount of $40.00(cash and credit cards are NOT accepted by the state proctors)
Two sharpened "number 2" pencils (for the Scan Tron answer sheet)
Passport photo and Livescan fingerprinting are required attachments to your exam application. Passport photos and Livescan fingerprinting will be offered the day of class (by the instructor). The costs are: $10/photo and $80/Livescan. If you are purchasing these items from the instructor, you will pay the day of class (the instructor is able to accept check, money order or credit card. Checks for Livescan and Photo should be made out to California Notary Academy).
Call the Community Education office at 559-688-3130 , or visit us at the Training Resource Center located at the COS Tulare Campus - 4999 E. Bardsley Ave., Tulare 93274.
For more information regarding state notary requirements, please visit:
Deadline for Registration:
Deadline for registration is May 18, 2016, seats permitting.
This is the deadline for registering into the class. However, if we do not have enough enrollments 12 days before the class, we will cancel the class due to low enrollments. In order to register early enough to let us know we have enough enrollments, please register by the deadline.
In order to obtain the proctor for the Exam, there must be a minimum of 15 paid and confirmed registrants. If the class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will receive a full refund. No refunds will be given to student cancellations.
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
Click here for Training Resource Center cancellation and refund policy.