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Montana Online Notary Training

Notary 101 – The Basics is an eLearning program designed and created by the Notary & Certifications Section of the Montana Secretary of State’s Office for new Montana notary applicants. This course covers information that is necessary to know in order to successfully complete proper notarizations and pass the Montana Notary Examination.

The course is composed of 5 modules. Modules 1, 2, and 4 will each take about 30 minutes to complete. Module 3 takes about one hour to complete. Module 5 is optional and is composed of opportunities to practice completing various notarial certificates. You can take the course one module at a time, or continue through all modules at one sitting. If you start a module but are unable to finish it in one sitting, as long as you use the same computer you started the module with, you will be able to resume the module at the point you stopped.

This course is designed primarily to meet the examination requirement for new notary applicants, but it is also available as an excellent refresher course for currently commissioned notaries.

If you have problems opening any of the modules from the link above and/or from the last slide of each module, click on the graphics below to access individual modules.

Module 1: Overview, Resources, Vocabulary Module 2: Powers of the Office Module 3: 6 Steps to a Proper Notarization
Module 4: Vehicle Titles, Special Requests, New Technologies

If you have any technical problems with the training modules, please call (406) 444-5379, or email lhamm@mt.gov. With your help, we’ll exorcise the computer gremlins, and provide you with an easy and enjoyable way to learn all you need to know to become a notary public in Montana.

The Secretary of State is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. If you need an alternative format by which to view the Secretary of State’s online notary training course, or any other accommodation, please contact Kristin Jacobson, Human Resource Officer, at (406) 444-5598 or kjacobson@mt.gov.