Become an online notary in Ohio

Here is a summary of the process:

Training and test

Take two hours of training from a state-approved provider and pass an accompanying exam.

You must already hold a regular Ohio notary commission in order to get approved as an Ohio online notary public.

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Select a remote online notary provider

You must sign up with a remote online notary technology provider that meets state technical and business standards.

The type of signing certificate or seal that you obtain will be determined by which vendor you select.

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Submit your application to the state

Obtain the remote notary authorization application HERE and submit the completed application along with your training certificate of completion and $100 fee to the Secretary of State’s office. You will need to name in the application the state-approved RON technology provider(s) you plan to use and disclose any disciplinary actions or commission revocations, if applicable.

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Ohio Secretary of State

Walk-in Client Service Center
22 North Fourth Street
Enter from Fourth Street ONLY
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Ohio Notary Public Commission
614.644.4559
Fax: 614.644.8820