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  Requirements for Kentucky Notaries
Commission Term:4 years
Minimum Age:18 Years
Residency:Resident or Employee
Seal: Not Required
Journal: Recommended
Bond: Varies by county
Application Fee: $10
Eligibility: No major convictions
Other: Be able to read and write English

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Notary.net now offers online notary public seminars for current notaries and those looking to become notaries in the State of Kentucky. Our intuitive online notary class will teach you everything you need to become a professional notary. The online Kentucky notary class is taught by Bruce Johnson. He has been teaching Notary Law for over ten years. View Free Sample

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   Online Kentucky Notary Course
Become a Kentucky Notary Public

As a notary public in the State of Kentucky, you have UNLIMITED financial liability on EVERY document you notarize. If you are a notary for your employer, your employer could also be held liable for your mistakes. All too often people take the office of Notary Public lightly, which is a huge mistake. Even though your state does not require education, it could keep you out of trouble. The Kentucky Online Notary Course is the fastest and easiest way for you to learn what to do and what not to do and how to protect yourself as a notary. Whether you are a new or current notary public in Kentucky, you should spend some time learning the laws. The cost of this course is much less expensive than just 1 hour consulting an attorney.

The Kentucky Online Notary Course includes:
  • 2+ Hours of Streaming Video
  • 3 Months of Unlimited Access
  • Asset Protection Information
  • Kentucky Training Manual (PDF)
  • Kentucky State Handbook (PDF)

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   Kentucky Notary Supplies
Notay Public SuppliesIn addition to notary training, we also offer KY Notary Supplies. Whether you need a new journal or stamp, or a new notary package, we have what you are looking for.

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   How to Become an Kentucky Notary Public
  1. Complete the Online Kentucky Notary Training Course
  2. To obtain an application go the web site and click on notary public state at large application and download the form.
  3. Fill out the application.
  4. Application must be signed by a circuit judge, circuit clerk, county judge/executive, county clerk, justice of the peace (magistrate) or member of the General Assembly of the county of residence of the applicant, if a Kentucky resident. Nonresidents may choose the county of application.
  5. After the application has been filed with and approved by the Secretary of State, you will receive a Notice of Appointment.
  6. Attached to the Notice of Appointment will be a printed Oath of Office. You must take the Oath of Office within thirty (30) days after you receive your Notice of Appointment. After the oath has been administered, the written Oath of Office must be returned to the Secretary of State within thirty (30) days from the date of your Notice of Appointment letter. Upon receipt by the Secretary of State of the Oath of Office, the Governor, through the Secretary of State, will issue to the applicant the Commission to Office.
  7. After the application has been processed by the Secretary of State, your Certificate of Appointment will be sent to the county clerk in the county of application. For a Kentucky resident, the county of application is the county where the applicant resides or is principally employed as designated in line 3.
  8. For an applicant who is not a resident of Kentucky, but is employed in Kentucky, the county of application is the county in which the non-resident is principally employed. At the same time the Secretary of State sends the Certificate of Appointment to the county clerk, a written notice will be sent to the applicant stating the Certificate of Appointment is in the county clerk’s office.
  9. Within thirty (30) days of receiving your notice, you must go to the county clerk’s office and(1) Post Bond;(2) Take the Oath of Office; and(3) File and record your commission in the office of the county clerk.
  10. For specific information regarding these requirements, you should make direct contact with your county clerk.
Office of Secretary of State
Notary Branch
State Capitol
P.O. Box 821
700 Capital Avenue, Suite 156
Frankfort, KY 40602-0821
(502) 564-3490

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