Florida Notary - American Association of Notaries

Everything You Need to Become a Florida Notary, All in One Place

Welcome to the American Association of Notaries. Since 1994, we've helped hundred of thousands of people in Florida and across the country become notaries. With our guidance and expertise, you will become a skilled Florida notary capable of providing accurate and efficient notarial services.
That is our mission.

The American Association of Notaries is the only source you need to become a Florida notary. We can assist you with:

The Florida Notary Application Process - simple, cost-effective, and worry-free!

Florida Notary Bonds and Insurance - to protect the public and you!

High Quality Florida Notary Stamps and Notary Supplies - at a savings of 40% or more and a lifetime replacement guarantee!

Notary Training - We teach you how to perform your notarial duties according to notary law, which will reduce your liability.

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Notary Stamps

Our notary stamps conform to Florida notary law requirements and are manufactured in-house using only the highest-quality materials.

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Notary Seals

All of our Florida notary seal embossers are laser engraved and require minimal effort to produce sharp raised notary seal impressions.

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Notary Supplies

The AAN is one of the nation's top providers of quality notary supplies. We offer a lifetime warranty on all of our notary supplies.

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Notary Books

Our notary journals are easy to use and conform to Florida state notary laws. Every notary supplies order includes a free e-notary guide.


Informational Florida Notary Articles

Notaries and the Unauthorized Practice of Law

Unless a notary is also a licensed attorney, he or she may not give legal advice or accept fees for legal advice. In civil-law jurisdictions, and in most common-law jurisdictions outside the United States, notaries are essentially lawyers who have extensive training in the drafting of documents. However, American common-law notaries do not have any legal authority unless they happen to also be a licensed attorney. As a result, it would be considered unauthorized practice of law for a non-attorney notary to give legal advice.

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Can a Notary Use a Signature Stamp to Notarize Documents?

Most notaries are accustomed to using a stamp to affix their official statement of authority as a notary public. This leads notaries to wonder if they can also utilize a rubber stamp, which is easier to use, in affixing their signature to notarial certificates. If you are a notary who notarizes multiple documents a day, using a signature stamp can be a tempting way to avoid hand cramping and carpal tunnel. However, laws that regulate the acts of notaries are often very strict. This includes using a facsimile signature stamp in lieu of a handwritten or wet signature.

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How to Become a Florida Notary:

Compared to other states, Florida has few eligibility requirements to become a notary. The process is simple and affordable (from $79.00) for a four-year Florida notary term. To become a notary in Florida, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a legal resident of the State of Florida
  • Be able to read, write, and understand the English language
  • Not have been convicted of a felony

If you meet these qualification requirements, follow the steps below to become a Florida notary.

  1. Take a notary educational course (available for free on the State’s website). All first-time notary applicants are required to take a notary educational course and read Chapter 117 of the Florida Statutes. The Florida's Governor Office offers a free online notary education course at their website.
  2. Complete a Florida notary application on our website (or print and mail it to us). Our application wizard will guide you step-by-step through the notary application process. The American Association of Notaries is an approved vendor with the Florida Governor's Office to file notary applications on behalf of notaries. Click here to start the Florida notary application process.
  3. Purchase a four-year, $7500 notary bond (required by Florida notary law). This bond protects the public from errors made by the notary. You can purchase the bond while completing the online notary application process. The cost of the notary bond is only $40.00 for a four-year term.
  4. Purchase a notary stamp and a notary journal to authenticate and record notarized documents. All of our Florida notary stamps and seals are made in-house and come with a lifetime warranty. No questions asked! We will ship you the notary supplies and your Florida notary commission certificate from the Florida Department of State once you are approved as a Florida notary.
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Florida notary bonds and errors and omissions insurance policies provided by this insurance agency, the American Association of Notaries, Inc., are underwritten by Western Surety Company (established 1900). Kal Tabbara is a licensed insurance agent in Florida.