COVID-related testing information:

Testing candidates: Most Pearson Professional Centers (PPCs) are open for exam delivery. We also continue to deliver exams to any third-party test centers (PVTC and PVTC Selects) with the ability to operate, though some may be operating at limited or changed capacity based on their own discretion or in response to government mandates.

Visit our COVID-19 information page (Opens in new window) for the latest information regarding exam requirements, health and safety practices, and any country-specific policies. For information on rescheduling, refunds, and more, please review our FAQs.

Pennsylvania Notaries Examination

Pennsylvania Notaries Examination

Coordinated through the PA Department of State

Register for your next exam, find test information, or download handbooks from this page.

Important Information

Effective October 26, 2017, all applicants who do not hold an active notary commission (at the time their application is received by the Department) will be required to pass an examination. Authorized applicants may schedule their exam from this website.

Only those who have been approved by the Division of Commissions, Legislation and Notaries are permitted to schedule an exam. Applications to take an exam are submitted electronically. Please allow up to four weeks for review and approval of your notary public application. Once approved, a notification with instructions on how to schedule an exam will be emailed.

Examination Scheduling Information

Please VERIFY that you have registered your LEGAL name as it appears on your government-issued ID and that your personal information is CORRECT. Contact the Division of Commissions, Legislation and Notaries immediately to correct the spelling of your name or update your personal information if you notice any errors.

Available downloads

Downloads Stock number Format Size
Candidate Information Bulletin 283980 PDF 599 KB
Content Outlines 283981 PDF 70 KB
Last updated 2021-10-27