Live Notary Training Opportunities

Take your notary skills to a whole new level!

Please take note to our important dates for Notary and Certification services. If you have any questions or need assistance please call (406) 444-5379 or (406) 444-1877 or FAX (406) 444-3976.

July 26
July 31
August 22
Great Falls
September 20

NEW CLASS!! Practical Notarology combines the theoretical and the pragmatic to assure that new and experienced notaries can handle requests for notarial services with confidence.  By the end of the class, attendees will be able to: Understand the requirements for acknowledgements, signature witnessing, jurats, and copy certifications; Identify the type of notarial act required for any document; Complete a statutorily proper notarial certificate; Correct an incomplete, inaccurate, or improperly worded notarial certificate; Create an accurate journal entry for any notarial act.

Spring, 2018 – Montana Notary Conference, April 19-20.

This biennial event offers a variety of individual workshops over a day and a half period.  Topics to be covered include:

  • Notary Law & Ethics
  • Notary Fundamentals
  • Advanced Notary Skills
  • Notarizing Motor Vehicle Titles
  • Proper Journalizing
  • Completing “Unusual” Notarial Certificates
  • Starting and Building a Notary Business
  • Notarizing in a Medical Environment
  • Online(remote) and Electronic Notarization

For more information visit our conference page.


REMINDER: New notary applicants must pass the Montana Notary Public Exam prior to applying for commission.

In addition to the training offered by the Secretary of State’s office, the following entities also offer notary training:

Notary Law Institute

There are no live training sessions available at this time.

P.O. Box 1932
Orem, UT 84057
(800) 722-8708

Founded in 1991, the Notary Law Institute is America’s authority on notary law. It proudly teaches notaries their important duties, laws, and limitations, enabling notaries to protect themselves, employers, and the general public. Since knowledge is power, knowing the law is paramount in performing ones duty. The Notary Law Institute understands that Notaries are critical to the function of society, and makes learning the laws fun, engaging, and simple.
The Notary Law Institute provides live and online seminars for Montana notaries.

Online Notary Training

The Secretary of State’s office offers comprehensive on-line training, Notary 101 – The Basics. This eLearning opportunity is designed exclusively for Montana notary applicants and has been updated to reflect the changes enacted by the 2015 Legislature. This course covers the laws, rules, ethics, and best practices that new notary applicants must know in order to successfully pass the Montana Notary Public Examination. It is also an excellent review for current notaries. There is no charge for this course.

Montana Secretary of State – Corey Stapleton