About Ohio Notary Services

Ohio Notary Services, LLC is a unique, joint venture by the Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Toledo and the Ohio State bar associations to help you meet all your notary education and testing requirements under the new law. We bring extensive notary expertise and experience, statewide reach and unmatched convenience. Become an Ohio Notary!


The ONLY entity selected to provide the education and training to be a traditional Ohio Notary Public and an Ohio Online Notary Public.

We are your one-stop shop for meeting the education and testing requirements to earn or renew your traditional notary commission and become authorized as an online notary public in Ohio, plus you can order your supplies from us too! No need to go anywhere else.

Earn or Renew Your Traditional Notary

We’ve got you covered there, too. In fact, because of our unique partnership we are the most experienced notary education provider in the state. Complete all your required training and testing online or in person at one of six convenient locations. You can renew existing commissions with us up to 90 days in advance…just don’t miss your expiration date or the law requires you to start over as a new notary!



Become or Renew an Online Notary

Ohio law allows for the online notarization of documents by authorized online notaries public. Save yourself, your company and those seeking to have something notarized time and money with this new designation.

Ohio Notary Services is the Ohio Secretary of State’s sole authorized provider for training and testing to become an online notary.


Online Notary Public Referral

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. 


Newly commissioned? New expiration date? Need a replacement stamp or journal? Ohio Notary Services is your source for notary supplies too. Access our store from www.becomeanohionotary.com or directly via www.ohionotarystore.com.

New Notary Checklist

  1. Obtain a formal Bureau of Criminal Investigation records check (BCI) current within six months of application. Visit https://bit.ly/2kH0pfn for information on obtaining the records check. If the records check does not contain disqualifying offenses, then the applicant may proceed to the next step. Use BCI Code: 147.22
  2. Visit www.becomeanohionotary.com. Create an account and watch the online video and take the test (if required.) Upon verifying successful completion of both Ohio Notary Services will provide you with a certificate for submission to the Secretary of State.
  3. Visit https://www.sos.state.oh.us/notary/#gref and select File Online to create an account and submit your application.
  4. Return to www.becomeanohionotary.com when you receive your notary commission to purchase all of your notary supplies. Now, free standard shipping on all notary bundles! (Use the code “FREE”)

Visit www.becomeanohionotary.com to get started.