Exam Registration

How to Register

The Notary Public Examination consists of multiple choice questions. It is a CLOSED-BOOK examination which is administered by proctors. Please allow approximately 1 - 2 hours for testing and proctor instructions. All of the material in the California Notary Public Handbook (including updates, if any) is subject to examination.

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.


Note: Please view the exam schedule first to select the location, date, and time of the exam you wish to register for before clicking on the "Registration" button.