​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.
Dates & Time:
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Class Schedule:
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Sign-In
12:30 p.m. Class begins (be on time)
3:45 p.m. Class ends
4:00 - 5:50 p.m. State proctored Notary Exam
No refunds will be given if you arrive late!
Cost for Class: $75 (Tuition + Study Guide. To be paid at time of registration before the class)
Cost for Exam: $40 (To be paid the day of the exam. See "Class Information/More Details" section below)
Cost for LiveScan/Photo: $90 (To be paid the day of the exam. See "Class Information/More Details" section below)
Cost for supplies: Supply packages that include a journal, bond, Errors and Ommissions and seal may be purchased at the class as well.
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.
College of the Sequoias - Visalia Campus
Tule Building, Room 512
915 S. Mooney Blvd. Visalia, Ca 93277
Registration for Class:
Click here to register for this class.​
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Click here for the COS Training Resource Center student cancellation and refund policy.
Deadline for Registration:
November 6, 2018, 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 for student cancellations.

​Class Information/More Details
No refunds will be given if you arrive late!
Bring to class:
  • A valid California driver's license or ID card, or valid driver's license from another state, or a valid passport
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).
Important: An approved three-hour refresher course is only acceptable if the notary public applies for reappointment before expiration of the current notary public commission. If the notary public commission expires before course completion and completed application is received, the person must take another approved six-hour course before being reappointed as a notary public.
Upon satisfactory completion of an approved notary public course of study, a student will receive a Proof of Completion certificate. A Proof of Completion certificate evidencing completion of a six-hour educational course is valid for a period of two years from the date of issuance. If a person seeking appointment does not pass the notary public examination before expiration of the Proof of Completion certificate, that person will have to satisfactorily complete another six-hour course.
A Proof of Completion certificate evidencing completion of a three-hour refresher course is also valid for two years from the date of issuance. However, a person seeking reappointment must apply and take the notary public examination before expiration of their Proof of Completion certificate and before expiration of their notary public commission. *
*As outlined on the Secretary of State website:
Please contact us at 559.688.3130 or trainingcenter@cos.edu
For more information regarding state notary requirements, please visit:
For FAQ's regaring this course, please visit this webpage: Notary-FAQ
For FAQ's regarding this course from the state website, please visit this webpage:
Last Updated: 11/7/2018 7:56 AM