Learn all about the NY Notary Exam
To become a Notary Public in New York State (NYS) you need to study for a 40 question, multiple choice exam. You get 1 hour to complete the exam. The students that have taken a NY Notary Association certified Notary training course usually report finishing their exam in approximately 15-20 minutes! You need to study the NY Notary Licensing Law to pass. there are also a few narrative questions with true/false options. You need a 70% or 28 of 40 correct.
The exam includes being thumb printed and using a No. 2 lead pencil to fill in circles on the answer score sheet. You read the questions from a test booklet that the State exam proctor hands out after the door to the exam room is locked. Do not be late or you will not be admitted into the NY Notary exam!
Your passed slip from the Notary exam is mailed to you in about 1 week. Congrats...you Did it! You never have to take the New York Notary exam again because it is a lifetime commission renewable every 4 years...much like a drivers license.
Is the Notary exam easy...well YES & NO.
Those people who attempt to study on their own fail at a rate of 60%, as far as we have been able to determine interviewing the students who came to us after failure. YES..it is EASY when you have taken one of our Notary Classes or the Online Notary class because less than 1% of our students need to repeat the NY Notary exam preparation and re-take the exam.
After you leave the NY Notary exam testing center (see dates/times/locations above), your score sheet is graded the same day...but you must await the notification which takes about 1-week on average. Next you go have your oath of office done. You find a Notary Public who will administer the oath of office to you! Of course this is a FREE service for a fellow Officer of the State of New york. Congrats...You did it and your resume will be forever indebted to you!
When you ask the question, how do you become a Notary...the answer should always include a course approved by the New York State Notary Public Association.
Notary Public New York Classes Can Be Taken Online
The live NY Notary Public Licensing classes are 5 hours long. Food and beverage are included. We host those on Friday mornings so the students can review what we taught them over the weekend before the state exams the following wednesday and Tuesday.
FREE NY Notary Public Exam Sample Practice Training Video
The below video is one of the five online training video samples.
This is a sample and you can not pass the exam with this alone.
This is a GREAT review video for current Notary Publics in New York State!
TO PURCHASE THE NY STATE ONLINE RECORDED NOTARY PUBLIC LICENSING COURSE CLICK-HERE
NY Notary Public Classes Exam Schedules & Procedures (July, 1 2017 - December 31st, 2017)
Please register for the Notary Public licensing exam at the locations listed below on the day of the exam. It is Walk-In registration only. There is no pre-registration. See the schedule(s) below to determine the most convenient location for you to take the NY Notary Exam. This schedule is published every six-months in advance as the state issues the notary exam dates.
It is recommended that you arrive 45 minutes before the exam start time because people who are late for the exam are not admitted. Some locations might become 100% occupied whereas there are no more seats available.
Notary Exam Fee and Personal ID Requirements To take The NY Notary Exam:
1. You need one (1) government issued ID that has your picture and signature that is not expired. Your identification MUST BE CURRENT (not expired) and from the following list:
2. Notary Exam Walk-In door FEE $15. Only acceptable forms of payment to, "Department of State" are as follows:
NY Notary Public Walk-In Exam Rules & Procedures
WARNING: Turn-off all Cell phones, electronic communication devices such as I pads and any other electronic devices like pagers…. Have to be turned-off! You can be expelled if caught with them on.
WARNING: All reference materials, books, folders, etc. are forbidden. DO NOT bring nap-sacks, brief cases and large bags which will not be permitted in the exam room and there is no storage space provided outside the exam room!
WARNING: Do not attempt to bring any visitors or guests to the exam which includes children.
WARNING: Food and beverages like coffee, tea, water, etc. are NOT permitted in the test.
WARNING: Cheating, helping others and being caught with notes, etc. will be kicked-out of the exam and may also
be subject to further disciplinary actions after being expelled from the exam. This includes disturbances.
You will be notified by mail after the exam if you have qualified. No scores are given. Just "PASSED" or "FAILED".
You must score 70% (percent) correct answers on the 40-questions multiple-choice exam. That equates to getting 28 or more correct or not missing more than 12 answers to pass the NY State Notary Public exam. Your exam results are mailed to you and have been delivered on average within 1 to 3 weeks.
When You Pass the you will receive a “PASSED” notice in the mail which includes your application form and Notary Public application instructions. This is an oath of office for your first 4- year commission period. You will be renewing every 4 years, much like a driver’s license procedure. In this case the initial & renewal fee is $60.00
For those who failed the state exam. They will receive a, “FAILED” notice and maty retake the exam
as many times as they wish. There is approximately a 60% failure rate according to the statistics we have been able to gather. This is due to improper preparation. NYS Notary Public Association exam prep students pass at over 99% on the first try…and are guaranteed to pass with a free repeat on training when they submit a failed notice.
Examination results are only valid for a period of two years.
How To Study To Pass The Exam
To pass the exam study New York State Notary Public License Law and the general terms and definitions of legal terms and statutes of the Executive laws and Penal laws related to the duties and functions of a NY notary public.
Applicants will be given 1-hour to finish the test. NYS Notary Public Class attendees finish in an average of 10-20 minutes and pass at over 99%. Self study students
report using the entire hour given to complete the exam and fail at approximately 60% of the time. To learn about the NYS Notary Public Association online recorded prep call and live 5-hour classes please CLICK-HERE
Walk-In Examination Schedule
July 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017
WEDNESDAYS at 9:30 a.m. & THEN 2ND one given at 11:00 a.m.
LONG ISLAND - FRANKLIN SQUARE
68 Lincoln Road, Go to Basement
Franklin Square, NY 11010
N6 Bus Route on Hempstead Turnpike
From the East: take the Southern State Parkway to Exit 16N, Franklin Ave.
From NYC/West: take the Cross Island Parkway SOUTH to the Southern State Parkway EAST. Take exit 15, Franklin Ave., turn left at the 2nd light onto Franklin Ave.
On Franklin Ave.: turn RIGHT onto Hempstead Turnpike and go 5 blocks. Turn LEFT onto Lincoln Rd. (7-Eleven on corner). The VFW Hall and parking lot are on the RIGHT.
LONG ISLAND - HAUPPAUGE
PERRY DURYEA STATE OFFICES BUILDING
250 Veterans Memorial Highway
Basement Conference Room
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Note: Building IS BEHIND…IN BACK off of the highway. There is a green sign near the roadway.
NEW YORK CITY (NYC)
123 William Street,
New York, NY 10038
Note: take the elevator up to 2nd Floor
ALL TUESDAYS at 9:00 a.m. & AGAIN at 10:30 a.m.
ALFRED SMITH STATE OFFICE BUILDING
80 South Swan Street
Albany, New York 12239
*Located at the corner of Washington Avenue and South Swan Street
NY STATE OFFICE BUILDING
65 Court Street
Main Floor Hearing Room, Part 5 (look For Notary Exam Sign).
Buffalo, NY 14202
FINGER LAKES DDSO BUILDING
620 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY 14620
Take NYS Thruway to Exit 46, take 390 North to exit 16, turn RIGHT on East Henrietta Road, turn right at 2nd traffic light onto Westfall Road, Finger Lakes DDSO is on LEFT. Park in lot on right. DO NOT ENTER THROUGH MAIN LOBBY. Look for Sign, "New York State Notary Public Exam testing"
POSTAL WORKERS UNION HALL
407 E. Taft Road
North Syracuse, NY 13212
Note: Park in the rear of building, enter through back door
On the following TUESDAYS at 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
July 11, 25 / August 8, 22 / September 12, 26 / October 17, 31 / November 14, 28 / December 12, 19 /
(State Office Building)
44 Hawley Street,
Take elevator to 15th Floor
Binghamton, NY 13901
NEW YORK STATE OFFICE BUILDING
207 Genesee Street
Go to 1st Floor, Room 107
Utica, NY 13501
On the following TUESDAYS at 1:30 p.m.
July 18 / September 12 / November 14
PARC DINING HALL – CLINTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (CCC).
14 Dormitory Drive, Conference Room 1
Plattsburgh, NY 12903
Take Route 9 south through Plattsburgh (city). At roundabout, turn right (first exit) onto New York Road. Turn left after 1.3 miles onto Idaho Ave. Take first left onto Domitory Drive.
Coming From The South:
Take Route 9 north through Plattsburgh (town). At roundabout, take third exit onto New York Rd. Turn left after approximately 1.3 miles on Idaho Ave. Take first left on Dormitory Dr.Going From I-87:
Take exit 36 to Route 22 heading north, toward Plattsburgh. Follow Route 22 for 2-3 miles. Take right onto Arizona.
first right on Idaho Ave. Take first left on Dormitory Drive.
ONLY THESE WEDNESDAYS at 9:30 a.m. or 2nd exam opportunity is at 11:00 a.m.
July 12, 26 / August 16, 30 / September 13, 27 / October 11, 25 / November 15, 29 / December 16, 13
ROCKLAND COUNTY – POMONA, NY
(Rockland County Fire Training Center)
35 Firemen's Memorial Drive
Pomona, NY 10970
On the following WEDNESDAY at 3:00 p.m.
October 18th, 2017
ROBERT JACKSON CENTER
305 East Fourth Street,
Jamestown, NY 14701Go to the Banquet Room
There will be signs.
On TUESDAYS at 9:00 AM and again at 10:30 AM
July 11, 18, 25 / August 8, 15 / September 12, 19 / October 17, 24, 31 / November 14, 21, 28 / December 12, 19
4 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561
For getting answers to any questions you might still have about the NY Notary Public exam procedures and requirements please feel free to call us toll free at (347) 427-9091