Warning Notification from the North Carolina Secretary of State Office:

WARNING: COUNTERFEIT NOTARY MANUAL. A counterfeit Notary Manual is being sold online. You can purchase the NC Secretary of State’s authorized edition online at the UNC School of Government or in person at your local Community College bookstore.

Notary Public Training

Certain legal documents, such as property deeds, wills and business agreements, require the impartial signature of a Notary Public. A Notary Public screens signers of important legal documents, confirming identities, and more.

This 7 hour course prepares students to become a commissioned/appointed Notary Public.
a notary stamp

If you are at least 18 years old, have a High School diploma or GED and can satisfactorily complete this workshop, you can apply for your Notary Public Commission. If you have ever been convicted of a felony you must contact the NC Secretary of State Office to determine your eligibility.  This class will teach you what you need to know before applying for your Notary Public Commission. The Notary Public Guidebook 2016 edition is required and available in the Forsyth Tech bookstore. This manual must be purchased and available on the first day of class.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start of class in order to allow time for check-in!

Course Cost:  $79

Options to register:

  1. Telephone Registration Option 2:
    Call 336.734.7023 using MasterCard or Visa on Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 4 pm and on Friday, 9 am – 12 pm.
  1. Walk-in  Registration:
    West Campus Customer Service Center (336.734.7023)
    1300 Bolton Street, Winston-Salem
    Mon-Wed   9:00 am – 5:15 pm*
    Thursdays 9:00 am – 6:15 pm*
    Fridays       9:00 am – 12:45 pm
    *(Closed 1-2 pm for lunch)

NOTE:  All students must have a current state or federal issued picture ID upon arrival for class.

Course Number Location Date Time
132725 STK 115 10/21 & 10/23 5:30-9:00
132727 IQ 2446 IQ 2447 10/22 & 24 1:00-4:30
132728 TTC 132 10/29 & 31 1:00-4:30
132729 WC 24 11/5 & 7 6:00-9:30
132730 NWFC 138 11/12 & 14 6:00-9:30
132732 NWFC 138 11/19 & 21 1:00-4:30
132732 IQ 2446 IQ 2447 11/25 & 26 1:00-4:30
132734 TTC 143 12/3 & 5 9:00-12:30
132735 WC 24 12/10 & 12 6:00-9:30

Locations of Classes

  • IQ – Innovation Quarter – 525 Vine Street Winston Salem, NC
  • NWFC – Northwest Forsyth Center – 3111 Big Oaks Drive, King, NC
  • TTC – Transportation Technology Center – 4255 N. Patterson Avenue, Winston Salem, NC
  • WC – West Campus – 1300 Bolton Street, Winston-Salem, NC.
  • STK- Stokes County Center – 1165 Dodgetown Road, Walnut Cove NC.

General Information

  • Attorneys do not have to take this course, but must submit an application for NC Notary Public Commission at sosnc.gov/divisions/notary.
  • If you are re-certifying and your current notary commission has not lapsed, you do not need to take a class to complete your recertification.
  • For expiring NC Notary Public Commissions before lapsing, you can complete an online exam and submit a Reappointment Application form.
  • For NC Notary Public commissions that have expired, you may be directed to repeat the course. Contact the NC Secretary of State office for confirmation.
  • For more information and Notary forms, go to sosnc.gov/divisions/notary.

For additional information regarding Notary Public courses, please contact Nell Perry at nperry@forsythtech.edu or call 336.757.3801.

If you are interested in onsite Notary Public training at your place of business, please contact Carolyn Couch; Director of Corporate Education Department at ccouch@forsythtech.edu or 336.757.3806.