STEP 1: Complete the Online Arkansas Notary Training Course
STEP 2: Obtain a $7,500 Surety Bond.
STEP 3: Complete the Secretary of State Notary Public Application; be sure to have your signature notarized. Return to the Secretary of State's office a COPY of your Surety Bond (not the application for the Surety Bond or the original Surety Bond), along with your check or money order in the amount of $20.00, made payable to the Secretary of State, and your completed and notarized application.
STEP 4: After your application has been received and processed by the Secretary of State's office, we will send to you three (3) Notary Public Certificate/Notary Public Oath forms containing the oath of office and a Commission Identification Number. DO NOT complete the Oath of Office until you take them, along with your ORIGINAL BOND, to the circuit clerk of your county of residence. (Remember, you are commissioned in your county of residence, but you are able to notarize throughout the State of Arkansas.) You must return an original filed Notary Public Certificate/Notary Public Oath form to the Secretary of State’s Business and Commercial Services Division. Make sure you keep one of the original Certificate/Oath forms for your records. The Secretary of State’s office will then issue your notary wallet card.
FILING TIME: You have thirty (30) days from the date of your commission to file your oath with the circuit clerk. Your commission date is issued by the Secretary of State’s office.
If you have any questions, contact the Secretary of State,
Business and Commercial Services Division, at 501-682-3409 or
toll free at 888-233-0325.