Exam Registration:

Notary Public Candidate Information and Exam Schedule

What to Bring to the Exam

Bring the following materials with you to the testing center:


One of the following Photo Identification:
(current or issued within the last 5 years)

  • A driver's license or State DMV I.D. card
  • A Canadian or Mexican Driver's license
  • U.S. Passport or Passport issued by a foreign government
  • A U.S. Military I.D. Card


No other forms of photo identification are allowed.


A check, money order, or cashier's check for the appropriate fee made payable to The Secretary of State. The candidate’s name must be preprinted on the check; temporary checks are not accepted. Cash is not accepted.


A completed current application form (& fail letter if retaking the exam),


2" x 2" color passport photograph of yourself,


The original Proof of Completion from your mandatory education class, if you have completed the course,


Two (2) sharpened No. 2 lead pencils.


During the exam all personal belongings must placed in the designated location. Neither CPS nor the Secretary of State is responsible for personal belongings at the test; therefore, CPS recommends bringing only your I.D., application materials, and a check or money order into the exam room.






Contact Notary

Public Department:

(916) 263-3520