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Advisory on Notary Associations

Nebraska notaries public or those desiring to become Nebraska notaries should be aware of out-of-state notary associations offering notary training. These associations often charge a fee for their training.

Please be advised that the Secretary of State’s Office does not endorse these associations, nor are the associations affiliated with our office in any way.

These associations may offer additional “certification” training that is marketed to help notaries perform their duties. Our office does not sanction this training, which is not required to be a Nebraska notary.

These associations may offer notary supplies for sale. The only required notary supply that a commissioned notary needs to lawfully notarize in Nebraska is his or her inked stamp seal. (Journals are optional under Nebraska law but are recommended by our office.)

The Secretary of State’s Office is the government office that commissions notaries in Nebraska and administers Nebraska notary laws.