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This section provides a high-level overview of how to join your company’s Notarize account as a member of their in-house notary team. We discuss how you’re added to the account, what it takes to build your account, and the approval process required before you can complete notarizations on the Notarize platform.

How to add a notary to your account

In-house notaries must be added to the Notarize platform by account administrators. This video provides step-by-step guidance to help you get started.

How to build your notary profile 

Once added to a Notarize account, the notary will receive an email inviting them to create their notary profile. This profile will capture your online notarization commission, errors and omissions insurance, and additional state-required documentation. 

Each notary will also need to purchase a digital certificate through our partners at IdenTrust. This digital certificate is your electronic credential, and is used to digitally tamper seal notarized documents. Notarize does not accept digital certificates issued by other vendors.
Watch the video to see this onboarding process in greater detail.

How to submit your notary profile for review and approval

When ready, you should submit your notary profile for final review by our Notary Onboarding Team. The current turnaround time for review is 1-2 business days, and during this time, notaries will not be able to access the platform.

Once approved, the notary will receive an email notification from our Notary Onboarding Team informing them that they have completed their notary profile and are ready to conduct online notarizations!

Please note: To ensure compliance on our platform, subsequent changes to your notary profile may trigger an additional review by our team. You can see a list of review trigger events here.

How to complete our platform training

Once you submit your profile for review, you’ll receive an email from our Notary Onboarding Team that will contain a link to our In-House Notary training platform, Knowledge@Notarize. This training can be completed while you wait for your notary profile to be approved.Watch this video for an overview of our platform training.

How to use "Personally known to notary"

See how the "Personally Known to Notary" feature allows notaries to bypass certain steps in the identity verification process, greatly reducing the pre-meeting time for your signers.

Notarize's "Overflow" feature and using on-demand notaries

Notarize's "Overflow" allows your business to use our on-demand network of notaries as backup when your in-house notaries are unavailable.

This will ensure that no call goes unanswered and all documents are completed in a timely and efficient manner.