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!

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 Schedules

Dates Days Times Location Cost Units Course Code Parking Required
07/14/2020 - 07/16/2020
Tue, Thu
12:00PM - 04:00PM
Innovation Quarter 2447
$84.00 0.80 138429 No
07/28/2020 - 07/30/2020
Tue, Thu
05:30PM - 09:30PM
West Campus 17
$84.00 0.80 138431 Yes
08/04/2020 - 08/06/2020
Tue, Thu
05:30PM - 09:30PM
West Campus 23
$84.00 0.80 138432 Yes
08/18/2020 - 08/20/2020
Tue, Thu
01:00PM - 05:00PM
Innovation Quarter 2447
$84.00 0.80 139192 No
08/25/2020 - 08/27/2020
Tue, Thu
05:30PM - 09:30PM
TRAN Transportation Tech Ctr 142
$84.00 0.80 139193 Yes
09/01/2020 - 09/03/2020
Tue, Thu
01:00PM - 05:00PM
NW Forsyth Center 217
$84.00 0.80 139195 Yes
09/08/2020 - 09/10/2020
Tue, Thu
05:30PM - 09:30PM
West Campus 20
$84.00 0.80 139235 Yes
09/22/2020 - 09/24/2020
Tue, Thu
01:00PM - 05:00PM
Innovation Quarter 2447
$84.00 0.80 139236 No
09/29/2020 - 09/30/2020
Tue, Wed
05:30PM - 09:30PM
NW Forsyth Center 235
$84.00 0.80 139237 Yes
10/06/2020 - 10/08/2020
Tue, Thu
01:00PM - 05:00PM
TRAN Transportation Tech Ctr 142
$84.00 0.80 139238 Yes
10/14/2020 - 10/14/2020
Wed
08:30AM - 05:30PM
Innovation Quarter 2447
$84.00 0.80 139239 No
10/20/2020 - 10/22/2020
Tue, Thu
01:00PM - 05:00PM
Innovation Quarter 2447
$84.00 0.80 139240 No
10/27/2020 - 10/29/2020
Tue, Thu
05:30PM - 09:30PM
TRAN Transportation Tech Ctr 142
$84.00 0.80 139241 Yes
11/03/2020 - 11/05/2020
Tue, Thu
01:00PM - 05:00PM
Innovation Quarter 2447
$84.00 0.80 139242 No
11/10/2020 - 11/12/2020
Tue, Thu
05:30PM - 09:30PM
West Campus 20
$84.00 0.80 139244 Yes
11/17/2020 - 11/19/2020
Tue, Thu
01:00PM - 05:00PM
NW Forsyth Center 235
$84.00 0.80 139248 Yes
12/01/2020 - 12/03/2020
Tue, Thu
05:30PM - 09:30PM
West Campus 20
$84.00 0.80 139249 Yes
12/08/2020 - 12/10/2020
Tue, Thu
01:00PM - 05:00PM
Innovation Quarter 2447
$84.00 0.80 139250 No

Class Locations

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.