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Notary Education prior to obtaining a notary commission in Texas 

  • Live Notary Public Education

  • Online Notary Course

To be commissioned as a notary public in Texas, you must be a

  • Texas resident 

  • 18 years of age

  • Have not received a final conviction for a crime involving moral turpitude or a felony. (includes class A and B type misdemeanors and felony convictions.)

Anyone seeking to become a Notary Public in Texas who is a non-resident may apply if he/she meets the following requirements:

  1. Is a Licensed (non-resident) Texas Escrow Officer 

  2. Meets all other requirements listed for a resident

  3. Submits application 2301-E to the Texas Secretary of State*

  4. is a resident of the adjacent states listed:

  • ​Louisiana

  • Arkansas

  • Oklahoma

  • New Mexico 

*Should the Licensed Texas Escrow Officer become a non-resident he/she is required to surrender his/her Notary Public commission to the Texas Secretary of State.


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