Potential students of our online Colorado notary class often reach out to us to ask about the requirements to become a Colorado notary public. There are both administrative requirements (the things you have to do) and qualifying or disqualifying requirements (things about you). The state of Colorado has specific qualifying or disqualifying requirements for notary publics because they are appointed by the Secretary of State. To become a notary public in Colorado you must first meet the following requirements:
- You must be at least 18 years of age
- You must be a citizen or permanently legal resident of the United States or otherwise lawfully present in the United States
- You must be a resident of or have a place of employment or practice in the state of Colorado
- You must be able to read and write the English language
- You must not be disqualified to receive a commission under section 24-21-523 (I) including:
- You must have never been convicted of a felony
- You must have not been convicted of a misdemeanor involving dishonesty in the past five years
- You must have never had a notary commission revoked, and
- You must have passed the Colorado notary exam after completing training.
If you meet the requirements, then the first step of meeting all of the administrative requirements is to complete a Colorado notary training course. Our state-approved online Colorado notary training class is the first step in becoming a Colorado notary public and will not only meet the state's requirement for training, but will also teach you the rest of the administrative requirements along with how to actually perform notarial acts.