As a Colorado Notary Training provider, one the the most frequent questions that we receive is how to become a notary public.
The process is actually quite simple and can be completed in half a day. First, the state has requirements to become a notary public. If you do not meet these requirements, your application will be rejected.
You can become a Colorado notary public if you:
- Are a resident of Colorado.
- Are 18 years of age or older.
- Have never been convicted of a felony.
- Have not been convicted of a misdemeanor involving dishonesty in the past five years.
- Can read and write the English language.
- Have never had a notary commission revoked.
Second, the state requires all new notary public applicants and notary publics that have allowed their commission to expire for more than 30 days to attend an approved training provider and to take the state's online examination.
After completing an approved training course, the next step is to take the state's exam on the state of Colorado's website.
Once you have finished your training and completed the state's exam, you are ready to apply to become a notary public. Colorado's application process is entirely online. You will fill out information on the state's website and upload your certificate of training completion from your training vendor and your certificate of testing from the state along with a copy of both sides of your drivers license and an affirmation document that is to be notarized before submitting.
If all of this sounds a bit confusing, don't worry. A good training provider will guide you through the application process. We cover the process both in our video and in our online content. We even provide links to the state's website so you don't have to search for the right places. We also provide your certificate of training completion in pdf format so it's one fewer document for you to scan.