Notary Signing Agent Training Course
If you're looking to go into business as a Notary Signing Agent (NSA), then this course is a great next step.
Our Notary Signing Agent Training Course, with audible narration, is designed to provide a comprehensive and informative overview of the general responsibilities of a Notary Signing Agent. You will have 24/7 access to this course, so you can learn at your own pace. At the completion of the training course, you will have the opportunity to take the American Society of Notaries certification exam, at no additional cost, to earn the Society's designation, "ASN Certified Notary Signing Agent." Plus, you get unlimited access for 9 months from course completion, allowing you to come back and refresh as needed.
- Fundamental notarial practices and requirements
- Notary Signing Agent responsibilities
- Most common documents a borrower signs at a loan closing
- Sole proprietorship considerations
- Tips for working efficiently as a Notary Signing Agent
- And more
At the completion of the training course, you will have the opportunity to take the American Society of Notaries certification exam, at no additional cost, to earn the Society's designation, "ASN Certified Notary Signing Agent."
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Notary Signing Agent?
A Notary Signing Agent is a duly commissioned Notary Public who specializes in presiding over the execution (signing) of loan documents. Lenders across the United States rely heavily on Notary Signing Agents to handle these sensitive transactions.
Can a Notary in any state perform Notary Signing Agent work?
No. Some states restrict a Notary's ability to perform Notary Signing Agent work, or ban it completely. Click here to view a list of states that currently are currently known to restrict or ban Notary Signing Agent work.
Some states where a Notary might want to be a Signing Agent are called "attorney-only." What does that mean?
It means that a Notary who is not also an attorney licensed to practice in the Notary’s state of commission is prohibited from Signing Agent work completely; or required to perform the work only under the direct supervision of an attorney who is present for the closing ceremony. Click here to view our list of state prohibitions and restrictions.
Who is this course for?
Any eligible Notary who is seeking to increase their expertise and income by becoming a Notary Signing Agent.
I recently applied for my Notary commission, but it has not been approved yet. Can I take this training course to learn how to become a Signing Agent?
Non-Notaries may take this training course, then take the exam after obtaining a commission. An active Notary commission is required for the examination.
Do I have to complete the course at one time?
No, unlike a classroom setting where you have to take the course in one sitting, a benefit of taking our training course is that once you have registered, you can log in and out of the course as many times as you wish, and the system will keep track of your progress.
How long is the course?
The course contains 12 sections with over 4 hours of in-depth content.
Is this course audio-enabled?
Yes, we provide audible narration so you may listen to the course content.
How long will I have access to the training materials?
You will have unlimited access for 9 months from course completion.
How long is the "ASN Certified Notary Signing Agent" designation valid for?
It is valid for one year.
How important is standard Notary training/knowledge to a Notary Signing Agent?
It is impossible to function as a Notary Signing Agent without a strong understanding of the fundamentals of notarization and your state's Notary law and administrative rules. Notary Signing Agents can be expected or pressured to complete notarizations that may cause the Notary to violate their state Notary law. Knowing how to notarize expertly, and when to say "No," are extremely important.
Will I automatically get jobs or assignments after becoming a Notary Signing Agent?
No, you will not automatically receive work after becoming a Notary Signing Agent. The amount of work you put into marketing yourself will determine your success. Section 6 of our course provides tips for receiving Signing Agent work.
What if I take the course and don’t get steady Signing Agent work?
Signing Agent work is widely available, but it is competitive. Some Notaries who take Signing Agent training thrive as Notary Signing Agents, and some do not. Training does not guarantee success… it provides information for you to pursue success.
I have a question about some information taught in the course – how do I ask for help?