Become an online notary in Florida

Here's a summary of the process:

Hold a regular notary commission

You must already hold a regular Florida notary commission, be a civil law notary, or be a commissioner of deeds in order to get approved as a Florida online notary public.

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Select a remote online notary vendor

You will then select and sign up with a RON service provider that can provide audio-video communication technology and processes for credential analysis and identity proofing technologies as required under Florida RON laws.

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Surety bond and E&O coverage

You will need to obtain a $25,000 surety bond and a $25,000 errors & omissions policy, as set forth in the Florida remote online notary statutes.

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Training and test

You must complete a classroom or online course covering the duties, obligations, and technology requirements for serving as an online notary public.

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Obtain your digital signing certificate and seal

The type of signing certificate and seal that you obtain will be determined by which vendor you select. You will also need to have an electronic records journal, which leading RON vendors provide.

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Submit your registration to the state

Finally, you will submit a registration as an online notary public to the Department of State that is signed and sworn to by you, along with paying a notary public registration fee. The application must be mailed to Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations, PO Box 6327, Tallahassee, Florida 32314 or in-person or courier service to: 2415 North Monroe St., Suite 810, Tallahassee, Florida 32303.

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