Notary Public Candidate Information and Exam Schedule
To be granted a California Notary Public commission, you must meet the requirements set by the Secretary of State's office (see handbook) and pass an examination to verify that you have at least a minimum level of knowledge regarding the laws and regulations affecting notary public services. The Notary Public Section has contracted with Cooperative Personnel Service (CPS HR) to conduct its regularly scheduled examinations at established test centers throughout the state of California.
CPS HR administers the Notary Public written examination ONLY. Information on mandatory notary education may be found on the Secretary of State's website by clicking here.
If you have already received an email with a username and temporary password, you can obtain your exam results or register for an exam by clicking on “Home” at the top of this page, then select “My Account” located on the bottom, left hand side of the CPS HR home page. Once logged in, select “View Notifications” to see a copy of your exam results letter. Exam results will be ready approximately 15 business days after the exam date.