Maryland Notary Public Course of Study and Examination Details

last revised 12/01/20 at 2:07 pm

Maryland Notary Public Course of Study and Examination

Effective October 1, 2021, every individual who wishes to be commissioned as a Maryland Notary Public will be required to undergo a Course of Study and Examination. The course will cover the laws, regulations, procedures, and ethics relevant to notarial acts. Applicants must successfully complete the Course of Study and Examination to be considered for a notary commission. We encourage you to get a jump start and complete the Course of Study so that you fully understand the requirements and responsibilities of a Maryland Notary Public. Remember, effective October 1, 2021, the Maryland Notary Public Course of Study and Examination will be mandatory. Click “Apply Now” below, to take the class and test. Please note that taking the class and test is not the same as applying for or renewing a notary commission.

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  1. The training is divided into seven (7) sections. You will be asked True or False questions after all sections except the first section. You may proceed to the next section after the test questions are answered. You must complete the entire Course of Study and answer all questions correctly to successfully complete the training. At the end of the exam, you will be directed to any wrong answer that you submitted so that you have a chance to answer it correctly before completing the training.

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Who issues the Form?

Office of the Secretary of State, Notary Division

Contact Information

Notary Division


Tel: (410) 974-5520 / Fax: (410) 974-5527

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