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November 5, 2017

People can’t get it through their head — you have to study

Filed under: Certification & Communication Skills — admin @ 3:57 am

I am in the process of retesting a lot of our certified members. Many are avoiding me while others are ready to test. But, most can’t get it through their head that they need to study to pass our test. Notaries think they can just wing it and pass. Notaries try to sell me on the fact that they have been in business for 20 years with no complaints. But, people with that much experience normally score about 40% on our test. Those who study instead of trying to sell me on how great they are normally do better.

When I became a Notary I studied 35 hours to pass our state exam. I studied from multiple sources including NNA materials, California Handbook, etc. I passed the test the first time with a 92% because I studied hard. It was not easy in the beginning because all of the terms and concepts were alien. The NNA materials really helped make sense of everything and the course I took from California approved teachers helped a lot too. I remember a lot of what I was taught twenty years after the fact which is fantastic.

123notary is now requiring that our Notaries score 70% on our Notary test. We are a Notary directory, so therefor the people we list should know how to be a Notary. Being commissioned in some backwards state doesn’t cut it because they don’t scrutinize you. You have to pass my test. It’s not rocket science, but I doubt you will pass if you don’t study.


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  1. This is so true, I have to take test through different Title Company’s and yes a course NNA. Thanks again for great article’s. Jackie Brown CSA Notary

    Comment by Jackie Brown — June 2, 2018 @ 1:32 am

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