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. Can anyone be a notary public? No, 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 notary public office requires all new notary public applicants and notaries public that have allowed their commission to expire for more than 30 days to attend a notary education course from 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 Colorado's website.
Once you have completed your training and the state exam, you can apply to become a notary public. Colorado's application process is entirely online. You will fill out the information on the state's website, pay the application fee, 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 driver's license and an affirmation document to be notarized before submitting.
Once approved, you can order your notary stamp.
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.