Notary Education

Notary Education

The Montana Secretary of State’s office is committed to providing the resources and information that notaries need in order to perform their statutory duties correctly.  Fundamental to that commitment is education, and the Secretary of State’s office offers a variety of options for notaries to gain the requisite knowledge and understanding of the notarial office.

Live Notary Classes

Four hour classes covering the general requirements and the best practices for performing proper notarial acts are held monthly around the state during the spring, summer and fall.  Classes are offered at no charge to both new and existing notaries.  

Online Course

The Montana Online Notary Training Course is a self-paced, comprehensive eLearning program available to prospective and current notaries at no charge 24/7. The course covers the laws, rules, procedures and ethics relevant to notarial acts and is recommended as a prerequisite for the Montana Notary Exam that all new notaries must pass.

Private Seminars and Classes

In addition to the classes and courses offered to the public, the Secretary of State’s office can provide customized presentations for individual businesses, conferences, and seminars.

Biennial Statewide Notary Conferences

Montana is the only state in the country to offer this outstanding opportunity for notaries public to learn more about their craft and network with other notaries to share ideas, issues, and common issues.  Nationally recognized notary experts from various industries and professions come to Montana to share their knowledge and passion during this two-day event.  Plans are now being made for the 2018 Montana Notary Conference to be held next spring.