Can I take the California notary exam online?

You may register for a Notary Public exam online. To register online, go to Test Schedule and review locations and dates for your area. If you are unable to get into your online account or need assistance, please contact CPS at (916) 263-3520 or via email at notaryinfo@cpshr.us (available Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm).

Is the California notary exam difficult?

California. California has some of the most stringent application requirements for Notaries in the U.S. — including a required education course and background check — and the mandatory exam is among the most challenging in any state.

How many times can you fail the notary exam in California?

Each applicant not receiving a score of at least 70 will be sent their original application and re-take voucher with the fail notice. The examination may be re-taken, but may not be taken more than once in the same calendar month.

Is the California notary exam open book?

A – The Notary Public Exam consists of multiple-choice questions. It is a closed book exam, administered by proctors from CPS HR ONLY! You will need to allow 1 – 2 hours for proctor instructions and testing.

How long does it take to get notary exam results CA?

15 business days
Notary Public Applications Please note: Exam results are available no earlier than 15 business days after the exam date.

How many questions is the California notary exam?

On your California notary exam, you will get 45 questions, and you will need to answer 33 correctly to pass. The questions are multiple-choice, and you have an hour to complete your exam. If you fail your California notary exam, you will not be able to take it again in the same month.

How long is a notary license good for in CA?

four years
The term of a Notary Public commission is four years, after which you will need to renew your Notary commission.

How many questions are on the California notary exam 2020?

This is a 45 question randomized test. Once you press start a 1 hour timer will begin. 70% is a passing score and after completion of the practice exam you will get a percentage score and see all the questions graded.

How is CA notary exam scored?

Candidates who take the Notary Public Examination receive a scaled score that ranges from 0 to 100. A scaled score of at least 70 is required to pass the exam. A scaled score is NOT a percent score and cannot be calculated by dividing the number correct by the total number of questions on the examination.

Where can I find information on mandatory notary education in California?

The Notary Public Section has contracted with CPS HR Consulting 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.

How do I get my California Notary Public Exam results?

Once logged in, select “View Notifications” to see a copy of your exam results letter. Exam results will be ready approximately 15 – 20 business days after the exam date. Business days are Monday – Friday excluding holiday closures. You can register for a California Notary Public examination online below!

Who administers the notary public written 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. 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 My Account.

How do I apply to become a notary public?

All applicants seeking appointment as a notary public, will be required to satisfactorily pass a written exam prior to appointment as a notary public. Please refer to the following links for exam materials: If you would like the above information mailed to you: Email CPS HR Consulting at notaryinfo@cpshr.us.