Become a Remote Online Notary
IMPORTANT: The RON registration will run concurrently with the term you are applying for. If you are currently commissioned and do not need to renew at this time, download the RON Order Form only.
If you have taken notary training through another provider, you will have the option to delete the course fee(s) from your order upon check out.
Prices do not include tax or shipping and handling. Payment by check not available online.
BEFORE YOU APPLY
You must meet the State of Florida's requirements in order to become a remote online notary, including:
• Be an actively commissioned notary.
- Our online process will help you become a notary or renew your commission and register as a remote online notary.
• Review statutes and rules related to notaries public and remote online notaries public.
• Complete a 2 hour state-approved course covering the duties, obligations and technology requirements for serving as a remote online notary.
- First-time applicants are also required to take a 3 hour state-approved traditional notary course.
• Obtain a $25,000 notary bond.
• Obtain a notary errors & omissions policy in the minimum amount of $25,000.
• Select a RON service technology provider that is compliant with Florida law. This provider must be listed on your registration form.
- The State of Florida nor Troy Fain Insurance recommend or endorse any RON service technology provider.
• Submit the completed registration form along with payment of $10 by check payable to the Florida Department of State.
- You must include proof of your remote online notary bond and individual notary errors and omissions insurance, a copy of your appointment as a notary public.
- The registration form will need to be notarized by another notary.
Steps to Become a Notary or Renew Your Commission & Register as a Remote Online Notary in Florida
- Select your notary package.
- Complete the State of Florida notary application. Don't worry, we'll guide you through the required fields.
- Select additional products you desire, then complete the checkout process.
- First-time applicants must complete the required Florida notary education course. Be sure to send us a signed copy of the course completion certificate with your notary forms.
- Print, sign, and mail your completed notary forms to Troy Fain Insurance. We'll file the paperwork for your traditional notary commission with the State!
The State of Florida requires a paper application with an original wet ink signature.
- Once your traditional notary commission has been processed, you will receive an email with the steps for completing the RON registration with the State directly. If you purchased the Florida RON Certification Course, we recommend starting your course after you have sent your notary forms to our office for processing.
Don't forget to review Chapter 117 of the Florida statutes to meet application requirements and learn the laws governing notaries.
Tips for completing your notary public commission application
- Review the information on your notary application for accuracy and completeness. It is your responsibility to verify that your application is correct.
- If a question does not apply to you, you may write "none."
- Race, sex, social, date of birth and driver's license are all required.
- Answer questions 1-8.
- If you answer “NO” to questions 2 or 4, or "YES" to questions 3, 5, 6, 7 or 8, you must provide documentation or information specified in that question. Failure to provide all the documentation needed will result in delays.
- Have an individual that has known you for at least 1 year and is unrelated to you, complete and sign the Affidavit of Character. The Affiant must sign at the BLUE X and complete their address where indicated. This section does NOT need to be notarized.
- Sign and print your name at the RED X on the Oath of Office section, as outlined by the Secretary of State. Your notary seal will reflect your printed name.
- If you are exempt from having your address available to the public, you may select “YES” and reference the statute in which your exemption follows under. If you are unsure of the Florida Statute, use the Public Records Exemption Request forms as guidance.
- You must sign and print your name at the RED X on the Bond of Notary Public Form. We will complete the rest once it arrives in our office. This form does NOT need to be notarized.
- First-time applicants, don't forget to complete the three-hour Florida notary education course. Your signed course completion certificate must accompany your notary application and bond.
Our online process is intended for new and renewing applicants. If you are currently commissioned and do not need to renew at this time, download the RON Order form only, below. Mail, email or fax your completed order form and payment to our office for processing. Your remote notary bond and E&O policy will be emailed to you within one business day, along with instructions for completing the registration process with the Secretary of State. If you are purchasing a replacement commission certificate, it will be mailed you within one business day upon receipt from the State.