3959 Cedric Lane, Dublin OH 43016    (614) 336-7878 | (614) 348-3305

In Ohio, notary training before September 2019 was often inadequate or non-existent. What little training that was then offered by the counties is frequently inadequate for dealing with 21st Century signing requests. As a result, notaries may often face a number of signing situations that could result in errors and potential liability for themselves, as well as their employers.

Ever wondered about Ohio notary questions like these?
How to handle documents in a foreign language?
Can I notarize if a document was signed a week ago?
Can a notarize on documents from another state (or country)?
How to handle a copy certification request?
When may I notarize for relatives?
What does "SS" mean on my certificate?
What if a document has no notary certificate?
Do I have to give an oath for a vehicle title transfer?
How is a power of attorney signed?
What do AKA, NKA, FKA, & HTTA mean?
What is a "Medallion" notary?
What is an apostille?
What is a notary protest?
Do I need Errors & Omissions Insurance?

The Ohio Society of Notaries offers you the important notary training you never received, through our seminar

Your Role, Responsibilities, and Risks as an Ohio Notary Public
You'll be amazed how much you don't know about what you don't know.
The seminar includes:
Overview of the history, tradition and duties of the office of Notary Public
Tools of the trade/Ohio requirements
Types of notarizations and the specifics of each
The essential elements for any Ohio notarization
The Notary Certificate: Your sole domain, Your sole responsibility
It's YOUR commission! Staying out of trouble, and when you need to say "No"

The NEW Ohio notary laws effective September 2019!
The importance of notary training for employers
Complex and unusual signing situations; apostilles, vehicle titles, copy certifications, powers of attorney, advanced directives, oaths/affirmations, journals, E/O insurance,and foreign documents
Examples of improper documents to watch for
and MORE!
This class is the BEST training available in Ohio, bar none!

Our "Beyond the Stamp" seminar is offered upon request around the state. We require a host location with PowerPoint capability, and a minimum of 15 attendees. We can help with this number by inviting mobile notaries from around the area. Upcoming classes will be posted here.

The Beyond the Stamp class meets the Ohio training requirement for both new AND renewing notaries (within 1 year of expiration), and completion certificates will be provided to those.


 In-Person classes are back! Watch for UPCOMING CLASSES here!

Saturday, December 11 at Twinsburg Library (NE Ohio) 10050 Ravenna Rd Twinsburg, OH 44087

Fee for classes is $75 (tax-deductible); $130 if a new notary also taking the exam. Checks made payable to OHIO NOTARY INSTITUTE and MAILED to ONI, 3959 Cedric Lane, Dublin, OH 43016

Please include: Name, county, expiration date,and email! You'll receive an emailed confirmation of your registration.

Completion certificates will be accepted by the Secretary of State for your renewal training requirement, if class is within 1 year of your expiration date.

*Indicate if you are a NEW notary applicant also needing the exam - fee for both the class and exam is $130. Exam will be given immediately after class, and completion certificates issued.

Questions? Call 614 336 7878 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.