"Beyond the Stamp - Your Role, Responsibilities, and Risks as an Ohio Notary Public" (LIVE! In-Person

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The Ohio Society of Notaries is the professional association for Ohio notaries, dedicated to awareness, education, and advocacy for Ohio's 200,000 notaries, and the important role they play in protecting our citizens. We have been THE primary resource for Ohio notary information since 2009. Visit us at www.ohionotaries.org

We are again presenting our popular advanced notary seminar "Beyond the Stamp - Your Role, Responsibilities, and Risks as an Ohio Notary Public" , updated with Ohio's new notary laws. This is THE best, longest-running, and most comprehensive Ohio notary training available, and is particularly valuable if you are notarizing for your library! 


We are continuing our post-covid, statewide notary class tour in ATHENS, hosted by the Southeastern Regional Library System. 


Class will be held Wednesday, August 24, at the Athens Public Library - 30 Home St., Athens, OH 45701. The session will run from 1:15PM - 430PM (exam immediately following for new applicants).


This is the opportunity to receive the full Ohio training you never had - with the best, and most comprehensive, Ohio notary seminar available; designed for Ohio notaries, by Ohio notaries. We present this class all around the state, and you'll be surprised at how much you don't know, about what you don't know! 


 A thorough knowledge of Ohio laws, signing procedures, and best practices is especially important for those notarizing for your library. This class will emphasize Ohio notary basics, as well as some things you should NOT be doing! We have trained hundreds of librarians all over Ohio.


Unlike most other notary classes around the state, this is not just a boring regurgitation of Ohio statutes and legalese, by those who have never been in the REAL Ohio notary world.  


It's taught by Roger Rill, President of the Ohio Society of Notaries; with over 44 years of Ohio notary experience. Roger was the co-author and driving force behind passage of the Ohio Notary Public Modernization Act that became effective law in September 2019, and which completely revamped and improved Ohio's notary system. Roger was honored by NNA as a 2019 National Notary Of The Year Special Honoree (see attachment). Learn from the best! 


The class is for new notaries, current notaries up for renewal, or anyone just wanting a refresher on the current laws and best practice signing procedures.


*We are also an Authorized Provider of Ohio Notary Training/Testing for the Secretary of State. This class meets the training and examination requirements for NEW notary applicants. Also, if your current commission expires within ONE YEAR of the class date, this session fulfills the Training Requirement for your renewal. 


A class description is attached, along with some additional Ohio info attachments you'll find helpful. If a current notary, and you don't know the FAQ answers, you are risking your commission (and potential liability), and you REALLY need to join us for this seminar! 


Registration fee is the state-mandated $75, or $130 if also taking the new-applicant exam (tax-deductible). 


Checks/money orders are payable to Ohio Society of Notaries, and mailed to: OSN, 3959 Cedric Lane, Dublin, OH 43016. Deadline is August 22. Payments of cash, check, or money order will be accepted at the door, but you MUST pre-register!! Mail is preferred to avoid long check-in lines. Receipts provided upon request. You'll receive an email confirmation of your registration prior to class.


ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!! Please register ASAP as seats are limited. Reply to roger@ohionotaries.org with name, email, years as notary, and any particular issues you'd like discussed.  


**Importantly, include if you are a new notary applicant, or if your current commission expires before August 24, 2023! You'll be provided a class completion and/or exam certificate to submit to the Secretary of State to complete your training requirement. Class is open to all, even if you'd just like a refresher!


Even if you can't join us, keep the attached Loose Certificates - you'll find they do come in handy! *Bring the attachments to class; these are handouts that you'll find very helpful!

Beyond The Stamp Intro

Ohio Notary FAQ

Copy Cert Tutorial

Loose Certificates

Ohio Notary Public Modernization Act (002).pdf

Ohio Vehicle Title New

Oath and ORC

It's a fun class, with lots of interaction from your classmates. Swap business cards with other notary attendees and create your own network! 


Feel free to also join our Ohio Notary Network forum Facebook Group, and hang out/chat with over 1800 other Buckeye notaries! 


Call/text 614-348-3305 or email info@ohionotaries.org for any Ohio notary questions, anytime. We answer the phone and emails day or evening, 7 days a week, and the service is FREE! We're here for YOU - this is the ONLY such resource in the state! 


Hope to see you August 24! 


Roger Rill, President

Ohio Society of Notaries