Notary Public Seminars

A one day seminar that provides all the practical training needed to sail through the California state notary exam!

Sonoma State University's School of Extended and International Education is proud to partner with Develop Point Education to offer powerful notary public seminars that will provide a complete understanding of the California Notary laws and procedures. Notary professionals and those wishing to enter the field will gain the knowledge, training and understanding to make them more marketable and successful in their business relationships. Notaries and future notaries will learn tips to help with the official duties and notarize correctly, lawfully and safely.

Students receive seminar study materials, state handbook, and notarial forms.

The instructor James Negrete has been a notary for more than ten years and loan signing agent for over 7 years. He taught for the National Notary Association for 3 years and has been instrumental in designing courses to teach adult learners the best techniques to fully engage students. His attendees have enjoyed a 95% passing rate of the state proctored exam for the past year with this state certified and approved course.

Develop Point Education (DPE) is designated a California-Approved Provider for Required Notary Training. DPE's California Notary Training fulfills the state's six-hour education requirement for all new and renewing Notary commissions issued after July 1, 2005. DPE training satisfies the new state requirement.

Students register directly with Develop Point Education for these workshops offered on the Sonoma State University campus and the course fee is $89 and includes a $15,000 state required bond. Upon paid registration, students will receive a DVD with the applications, pre-study material, class materials, as well as a confirmation notice.


To register by phone, contact Develop Point Education directly at 1-855-Pro Notary (855-766-6682).
To register online, visit the Develop Point Education website.

Upcoming Course Dates

Seminars meet in Darwin Hall room 103 at Sonoma State University.

Check in is 7:30 am. Class will end at 4 pm. The State proctors then begin testing procedures finishing between 5:30 - 6 pm.

Saturday, March 23, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013 class to be held in Darwin 107
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013 class to be held in Darwin 107

All courses are held at Sonoma State University. Saturday parking is $5 in all the campus General parking lots. For more details, click here.

Additional Costs

  • Live Scan Fingerprinting and a 2x2 passport style photo are needed as part of the application process to become a notary. While it is not necessary to purchase these right away, for an additional fee live scan and photos will be available during class or online via the Develop Point link below, for application processing all in one day. The state proctored exam will follow the workshop to begin at 4:00 p.m.
  • The "Develop Point U Companion Package" includes live scan and photo which may be purchased on the day of class. Live scans are also available at your local Police and Sheriff Departments. Costs will vary based on what is required of the individual. Participants will have the option to have their photo taken without live scan by the instructor on the day of class ($15, check or credit card). Photos may also be obtained through a passport photo service of your choice. The application fee for the State-proctored Notary exam is an additional $40. Payment is by check or money order only on the day of the exam, made payable to the California Secretary of State.
    Please note: Additional notary supplies (including stamp, journal and seal), will be available at a discounted package price to registered students on the day of training. Students may purchase directly from Develop Point Education. The "Develop Point U Companion" package contains live scan, photo, journal, seal and bond. Students do not have to purchase this from DPE, but they will need these to complete the process and perform their duties. This is simply being offered as a convenience than having to seek it on your own. Again, the package simply completes everything the notary absolutely needs to qualify and perform their duties. The live scan and photo are taken at the class for the convenience of a one stop certification. To purchase package, follow the link to Develop Point U Companion.
  • Upon paid registration, students will receive a DVD with the applications, pre-study material, class materials, etc., and a confirmation notice.