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 8 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.

Attention Students Taking Online Classes:

You must have a valid (current) state or federal government issued photo ID, the required book, as well as a web camera, speakers, and microphone on your computer OR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED to take part in the ONLINE course. Google Chrome is the preferred browser.

Additional instructions will be emailed to 1 week prior to class which will explain assignments that must be completed BEFORE the day of class. 

  • Please view the column Pre Work Dates to determine when you will be able to access and complete the process.

You WILL NOT be allowed to take the online class if you have not completed ALL assignments.  Additionally, you WILL NOT be admitted to class late.   

Course Schedules

Dates Pre Work Dates Days Times Location Cost Units Course Code
09/07/2021 – 09/09/2021 8/31-9/7 Tue, Thu 01:00PM – 05:00PM ON -Online Courses LINE $84.00 0.8 145945
09/14/2021 – 09/16/2021 Tue, Thu 05:30PM – 09:30PM NW Forsyth Center 235 $84.00 0.8 145953
09/28/2021 – 09/30/2021 Tue, Thu 01:00PM – 05:00PM West Campus 36 $84.00 0.8 145954
10/05/2021 – 10/07/2021 Tue, Thu 05:30PM – 09:30PM TRAN Transportation Tech Ctr 141 $84.00 0.8 145955
10/12/2021 – 10/14/2021 10/5-10/12 Tue, Thu 01:00PM – 05:00PM ON -Online Courses LINE $84.00 0.8 145948
10/19/2021 – 10/21/2021 10/12-10/19 Tue, Thu 05:30PM – 09:30PM ON -Online Courses LINE $84.00 0.8 145949
10/26/2021 – 10/28/2021 Tue, Thu 01:00PM – 05:00PM West Campus 36 $84.00 0.8 145956
11/02/2021 – 11/04/2021 Tue, Thu 05:30PM – 09:30PM NW Forsyth Center 235 $84.00 0.8 145957
11/09/2021 – 11/10/2021 Tue, Wed 01:00PM – 05:00PM West Campus 20 $84.00 0.8 145958
11/16/2021 – 11/18/2021 11/9-11/16 Tue, Thu 01:00PM – 05:00PM ON -Online Courses LINE $84.00 0.8 145951
12/07/2021 – 12/09/2021 Tue, Thu 05:30PM – 09:30PM West Campus 26 $84.00 0.8 145959
12/14/2021 – 12/16/2021 12/7-12/14 Tue, Thu 01:00PM – 05:00PM ON -Online Courses LINE $84.00 0.8 145952

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.