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November 8, 2020

Elite Certification will benefit you for the rest of your life

It sounds ominous, but could be good too. Like if it were a goose that laid golden eggs. How can one possibly get such a goose? Easy — from 123notary!

Many Notaries say, “I studied already, why do I have to study again?” The answer is that in any profession, to keep you up to the highest standards you have to keep studying. And we have raised our standards and want to raise you with our standards. In the old days, we only asked a few questions to elite certify people because we were not organized about that particular test simply because so few people would take it. Now, we are giving it for free to many, and asking several dozen well organized questions falling into several categories. But, let’s do a cost and benefit analysis.

Cost – Free, but you need to invest 5 hours
It might take a few hours to study for the elite quiz. However, it does not cost money now. We used to charge $179, but now it is free, and lazy Notaries are not jumping at the opportunity because they want to get paid for services when they don’t understand what they are doing (despite their claims of being an expert.) I quiz people all day long and only 3% of you guys know what you are doing regardless of how many decades you have been doing Notary work incorrectly or illegally.

Just review basic notary acts and procedures. Review which documents cover what topics. Review the advanced elite topics in our study guide. It is not that hard and you can learn it.


1. Elite Certification is something you can keep for life.
We might want to do brush up quizzes from time to time, and you might have to review, but it is given with the intention of being a life designation. Whatever studying you do will benefit you with this icon for the rest of your career — day after day, month after month, year after year. You will get more money and jobs for the rest of your career.

2. Make $14 more per signing.
A poll of three hundred Notaries revealed that those who passed our elite certification made $14 more per signing than those who were not 123notary certified. Most Notaries complain that they don’t get paid enough and that they want to find a way to get paid more. Meriting the pay by proving your knowledge is the key. Our elite certification is highly prized and will get you more pay

3. Get more work
Those who are elite certified get a lot more clicks to their listing and a lot more work. I would estimate that they get close to double the work and more money per job. That translates into perhaps triple the income after expenses are paid such as car, printing, phone, etc.

4. Get favors from 123notary
We don’t always do people favors, and sometimes we do unfavors if you don’t login for 120 days (I’m sure you heard about that.) But, Elite Certified Notaries are a special breed, and if we can find a way to raise them up the list, we will. I am not promising anything, but we regularly reward Elite Certified members.

5. Get more respect from title companies
Title companies prefer our Elite members. If you are tired of signing services, get elite!

6. Legal safety
Most Notaries are not aware that being a Notary has legal liabilities. Some of the liability comes because of fraud or misunderstandings that can happen to you that is beyond your control. However, a lot of the danger that happens to Notaries happens because they do not take safety precautions in their paperwork, nor do they follow the law in many instances. Our elite program helps you be cautious and law abiding which could save you from being a witness or defendant in court. Being subpoenaed to court happens to 15% of full time Notaries eventually and is more common that you think. Reduce the chances of this happening to you by being safe and taking all the possible precautions.

7. Knowledge and pride
Most Notaries are proud of themselves thinking that they know it all when they know close to nothing. Having our Elite Certification proves that you are in the top 2% of our Notaries and really know your stuff up to a very high standard. You can feel pride based on real knowledge and not on an arrogant misconception of knowledge.

Elite Certification can change your life. It only takes a few hours of study. I assure you that it is more than worth it.

You might also like:

Why you should consider getting 123notary Elite Certified

Studying to be elite certified is worth $533 per minute

The elite certification study guide

Attention Title Companies – what you need to know about our new certification standards.



  1. I would definitely be interested!!!

    Comment by Debra A Moyer — August 29, 2018 @ 4:16 pm

  2. Thanks, I would like to become Elite Certified…for free! What do I need to do?

    Comment by Doris DeRamus — August 29, 2018 @ 8:52 pm

  3. Okay, now I’m ready for Elite Certification.

    Comment by Harroll V. Chisom — August 30, 2018 @ 7:32 pm

  4. Hi Jeremy, I am interested. Bear with me. My husband has been undergoing cancer treatment, and I have injured my back. In addition, I work full time, have confirmation coming up and have to host a baby shower. I will contact you for Certification as soon as I have additional time to study. Want to be prepared. Thank you for understanding. Please note that I am changing my email. My new email address is indicated below.

    Comment by Sharon VanAtta — September 6, 2018 @ 8:38 pm

  5. I would really like to take your free elite course. I haven’t active in the notary business for over a year and a half due to medical reasons. I would appreciate the course.

    Comment by Reena Beidleman — September 8, 2018 @ 1:03 pm

  6. I would really appreciate the opportunity to take this course. I’ve not worked in a year and a half because of medical issues. I’ve quite a bit of information and could really use this to my advantage.

    Comment by Reena Beidleman — September 8, 2018 @ 1:07 pm

  7. Just read the Elite Study Guide on the blog and then email me so I can phone test you. But, don’t half study because the test is hard. And master Notary Public 101 first if you haven’t already.

    Comment by admin — March 21, 2019 @ 6:18 am

  8. I’m interested. what do I need to do to get started? I would want to study for little bit then take the test.

    Comment by Michelle Akin — August 19, 2019 @ 5:43 am

  9. I would like to take the elite certification course. Please advise how to do so. Thank you

    Comment by Richard Salvato — April 6, 2021 @ 1:06 pm

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