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June 19, 2019

A Notary asks 123notary to please stop promoting NNA

Filed under: General Articles — admin @ 12:23 pm

At 123notary, we like the products that NNA creates and I used their journals and products during my Notary commission back in the Jurassic period.

But, a Notary commented that he wanted me to stop promoting the NNA, because all they do is sell certifications and products, yet do nothing for the Notaries. He disliked the fact that their certification was based purely on regurgitation questions as well.

Let me rebut. The fact is that although, “all they do” is to sell certifications and products, the fact is that I like their products a whole lot. As far as their certification goes, I think that the testing standards need to be a whole lot harder. Additionally, I think that they need to have a prerequisite of passing their Notary Essentials course with a high grade before even being allowed to take their loan signing course. So, when I “promote” the NNA, which I do not for the NNA, but to be helpful to the Notaries so that they can get good products, I am not promoting their certification. It is not that they are in direct competition with us for certification. It is that their testing does not demonstrate knowledge at all, and nobody cares. It is a charade that seems to be a good way to get people to study, but not to master course materials. All in all, I’ll say — better than nothing, but not good enough!

So, will I stop promoting the NNA just because some of you don’t like them? No. I think NNA is helpful to Notaries, especially newer ones.

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  1. I’ve been certified with NNA for well over 20 years, and use their products, and would not be without them. No complaints from me.

    Comment by Judy Lou Davis — August 5, 2019 @ 8:09 pm

  2. Years ago, as a member; I called with a simple question.
    How would Red Blue-Green initial?
    Would it be RB or RBG?
    They said they did not know.
    That year I let my membership lapse and never went back.
    The answer is nowhere to be found – so I use my “opinion” based on “my” logic.
    I consider spaces to be the delineation of name components. Thus the simple formula:
    Number of components = number of initials.
    I ask Red Blue-Green to initial RB
    Red is the first name. Blue-Green is the last name.

    Comment by Kenneth Alan Edelstein — August 5, 2019 @ 8:33 pm

  3. I have taken NNA and Notary2Pro. I think Carol’s class is the best in the industry.

    Comment by Judy Jeong — August 6, 2019 @ 1:28 pm

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