PLEASE NOTE: The Cincinnati Bar Association is no longer handling Notary services. Please contact the Ohio Notary Services for more information.
Online notarization become legal in Ohio in September 2019. The ability to have a document notarized online simplifies the entire process for notaries and clients alike. There are many benefits that include the ability to:
Along with the above benefits there are some considerations that need to be resolved before taking the leap.
We believe that online notarization is the way of the future and if nothing else, our current pandemic life indicates that there is a need for the service. We’re glad to help with you meet your education requirements as you add online notarizations to the skills you can offer your clients.
Ohio Notary Services has created an Online Notary Public Referral program. They have compiled a list of authorized online notaries who have indicated their ability to help you during this time. They will go through the list on an even and equitable basis in order to be fair to all. Please email info@becomeanohionotary and ask for a referral. They are not charging for this service, but are hopeful it allows you to serve your clients to the best of your ability. (Please note: Due to our current situation regarding the pandemic, we have not had the opportunity to vet the notaries on the list. We created this to fill the void of in-person notaries due to social distancing.) We've asked the notaries to respond to you quickly, but please feel free to ask for a second referral if you need one.
The ONLY entity selected to provide the education and training to be a traditional Ohio Notary Public and an Ohio Online Notary Public.
Ohio Notary Services is the Ohio Secretary of State’s sole authorized provider for training and testing to become an online notary.
Visit www.becomeanohionotary.com to get started.