- Colorado Notary Training
- How to Become a Notary in Colorado
- 1.0 Colorado Notary Training Schedule
- 2. Register and Pay Online
- 3. Classroom Notary Training
- 4. Private Notary Training
- 5. Teleconference Notary Training
- 6. Online Self-Study Notary Training
- 7.0 Notary Training Courses
- 7.1 Basic Colorado Notary Training
- 8. Notary Supplies
- 9. About your Colorado Notary Training instructor
- 10. Advanced Colorado Notary Training
- 11. Notary History Course
- 12. Questions?
Colorado Notary Training
Choose from Basic Colorado Notary Training to prepare for the Colorado Notary Exam, Advanced Colorado Notary Training to increase and broaden your knowledge, and Notary History to learn how notary powers and roles have changed since Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, Spanish explorers, Colonial America and Colorado Territory.
How to Become a Notary in Colorado
- Complete a state-approved Colorado Notary Training course, our live class: $40 tuition, or online self-study course: $30
- Use our exam study guide, pass the online, open-book, multiple-choice Colorado Notary Exam, 40 questions, 80% score, no cost
- Apply online to the Colorado Secretary of State (SOS), $10 application fee. Attach notarized affirmation, course certificate, exam certificate.
- Once approved by the SOS, purchase a notary rubber stamp (about $20) and a notary journal (about $20)
- Recommended: purchase notary errors & omissions insurance, about $25/year for $25,000 policy
1.0 Colorado Notary Training Schedule
1.1 Choose the Date
Any day, by appointment, live private training at your location, 2 hrs, min 2 students
Any day, by appointment, live teleconference to your location, 2 hrs, min 2 students
Any day, no appointment, online self-study basic training, 1 hr, notary exam preparation
Any day, no appointment, online self-study advanced training, 1 hr, for current notaries
Any day, no appointment, online self-study notary history, 1 hr, for current notaries
We also provide customer support for our notary students after you complete your training.
Just call us or send email any time you have a notary question.
1.2 Class Locations
Glendale, Starbucks B&N, 960 S Colorado Blvd 80246, next to Barnes & Noble, I-25 Exit 204
Greenwood Village, Starbucks, 8547 E Arapahoe Rd 80112, Arapahoe & S Yosemite, I-25 Exit 197
Colorado Springs, Starbucks, 5808 Barnes Rd 80922, across from Costco, Powers & Barnes
Pueblo, Starbucks, 5808 Eagleridge Blvd 81008, Eagleridge & N Elizabeth, I-25 Exit 102
Classes in Denver, Aurora, Castle Rock, Woodland Park, Canon City, Walsenburg, Trinidad, Alamosa, La Junta, other cities available by arrangement. Call to schedule a class.
Note: Live classes require 2 students minimum.
1.3 Colorado Notary Training Class Dates
Choose class date, then register in Section 2. For private notary training, see Section 4.
For teleconference information, see Section 5. For course description, see Section 7.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016, 1-3 PM live class, Glendale, Starbucks B&N, 960 S Colorado Blvd 80246
Sat, Jul 9, 2016, 9-11 AM live class, Colorado Springs, Starbucks, 5808 Barnes Rd 80922
Sat, Jul 9, 2016, 1-3 PM live teleconference
Tue, Jul 12, 2016, 6-8 PM live teleconference
[Wed, Jul 13, 2016, 10-noon private class, employees only, Colorado Springs, 80920]
[Thu, Jul 14, 2016, 1-3 PM private class, employees only, Pueblo, 81003]
Sat, Jul 16, 2016, 1-3 PM live class, Glendale, Starbucks B&N, 960 S Colorado Blvd 80246
Sat, Jul 23, 2016, 9-11 AM live class, Colorado Springs, Starbucks, 5808 Barnes Rd 80922
Sat, Jul 23, 2016, 1-3 PM live teleconference
Tue, Jul 26, 2016, 6-8 PM live teleconference
Sat, Aug 6, 2016, 1-3 PM live class, Glendale, Starbucks B&N, 960 S Colorado Blvd 80246
Tue, Aug 9, 2016, 6-8 PM live teleconference
Sat, Aug 13, 2016, 9-11 AM live class, Colorado Springs, Starbucks, 5808 Barnes Rd 80922
Sat, Aug 13, 2016, 1-3 PM live teleconference
[Thu, Aug 18, 2016, 9-11 AM private class, AASC members only, Colorado Springs, 80903]
Sat, Aug 20, 2016, 1-3 PM live class, Glendale, Starbucks B&N, 960 S Colorado Blvd 80246
Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 6-8 PM live teleconference
Sat, Aug 27, 2016, 9-11 AM live class, Colorado Springs, Starbucks, 5808 Barnes Rd 80922
Sat, Aug 27, 2016, 1-3 PM live teleconference
Sat, Sep 3, 2016, 1-3 PM live class, Glendale, Starbucks B&N, 960 S Colorado Blvd 80246
Sat, Sep 10, 2016, 9-11 AM live class, Colorado Springs, Starbucks, 5808 Barnes Rd 80922
Sat, Sep 10, 2016, 1-3 PM live teleconference
Tue, Sep 13, 2016, 6-8 PM live teleconference
Sat, Sep 17, 2016, 1-3 PM live class, Glendale, Starbucks B&N, 960 S Colorado Blvd 80246
Sat, Sep 24, 2016, 9-11 AM live class, Colorado Springs, Starbucks, 5808 Barnes Rd 80922
Sat, Sep 24, 2016, 1-3 PM live teleconference
Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 6-8 PM live teleconference
2. Register and Pay Online
Total cost: $40, includes tuition, 36-page student booklet, notary exam study guide and class completion certificate.
Optional fee: Pay instructor $5 in class to Notarize your Colorado Notary affirmation form. Bring your affirmation form to class.
Notary journals from the American Association of Notaries (AAN) are available in class for $20 or order notary journal online.
To Register and Pay,
complete STEP 1 and STEP 2 below.
STEP 1: Student Registration
Click Register Now button to complete student registration form.
STEP 2: Payment processing by PayPal
Enter your information in the boxes below, then click on PAY NOW to pay with a credit or debit card, or bank funds transfer.
STEP 3: Email Receipt
You will receive an email receipt from PayPal. Your email receipt is your payment confirmation. Print out the driving directions and map so that you can find the class location. Thank you.
3. Classroom Notary Training
We offer live Colorado Notary Training classes in Colorado Springs, Denver, Pueblo and other cities on request. See Colorado Notary Training Class Dates above.
4. Private Notary Training
We offer private notary training classes at your location, or by teleconference or webinar, for banks, credit unions, financial services, law firms, paralegals, law enforcement, and other businesses, schools, colleges or government agencies that employ notaries.
You choose the date and time and provide the training room. No special equipment is required. We teach the class and bring the student booklets. Price includes tuition, 36-page student booklet, notary exam study guide and class completion certificate.
Travel fee: $0.50 per mile, round trip, for car travel outside of Colorado Springs.
5. Teleconference Notary Training
Choose remote training by live teleconference if you prefer or cannot attend live classroom training due to your schedule, long distance, or winter weather, See Colorado Notary Training Class Dates above.
We will call in to the teleconference phone number you provide. Or, you call in to our teleconference phone number and access code that we provide. It is not a toll-free number. You are responsible for any long distance charges or billable minutes that apply to your phone call. You may wish to use a land line, cell phone or Skype plan with unlimited minutes.
Student booklets will be provided as a password protected PDF file before class. One copy may be printed for each paying student. We will follow the student booklet page numbers during class.
© Copyright ABC Legal Docs, LLC All Rights reserved.
Our training class presentation and materials are protected by federal copyright laws.
Audio or video recording is prohibited. DO NOT COPY training materials.
Note: Adobe Acrobat Reader version 7.0 or later is required to open the PDF file.
If needed, you can download the latest version of Acrobat Reader at http://get.adobe.com/reader/
Class completion certificates will be sent by email after class.
Students will need to send a legible copy of photo ID by fax or email.
Make a copy of your ID on a copy machine and lighten the copy settings so that it is clearly legible. Then fax or email a clear copy. If we cannot read the copy of your ID, you will have to send it again.
6. Online Self-Study Notary Training
Choose online self-study notary training if you prefer to study at your own pace, at any time that is convenient for your schedule.
Our 60-minute Basic Colorado Notary Training course includes you everything you need to pass the open-book Colorado Notary Exam.
Notaries may complete the optional Advanced Colorado Notary Training course to strengthen knowledge and learn how to handle more difficult and unusual documents and situations.
Our Notary History course provides interesting and educational content on the changes and evolution of notary powers and roles from Ancient Greece, Egypt, and Rome, through the conquest of the Americas, colonial and territorial notaries, up to electronic notaries in modern times.
[Note: Our online Colorado Notary Training self-study courses are in development]
Please check back later. Thank you.
7.0 Notary Training Courses
7.1 Basic Colorado Notary Training
7.2 Course Summary
Our Basic Colorado Notary Training course will prepare you to take the online Colorado Notary Exam.
No prior legal background is required. Notaries do not give legal advice or draft legal documents.
7.3 Course Description
All students receive a 36-page Colorado notary training booklet, which serves as a valuable notary reference guide for daily notary work, as well as learning notary procedures, and useful notary tips. Students also receive a 4-page Colorado notary exam study guide to prepare for the online, open-book notary exam.
Students will learn basic Colorado Notary law and how to apply or renew to become commissioned as a Colorado Notary. Current, expired and renewing Notaries will benefit from the review and tips for avoiding common mistakes and problems. Marketing ideas will show how a mobile Notary or Notary Signing Agent can work from home to earn part-time income or build a business or career.
Students must bring a current driver’s license or photo ID to class. Students will receive a Certificate of Course Completion upon successful completion of the class.
7.4 Course Audience
Independent notaries, attorneys, law firms, paralegals, court reporters, accountants, tax preparers, secretaries, clerks, office managers, health care, elder care, medical clinics, financial advisors, insurance agents, real estate agents, contractors, car dealers, law enforcement, legal process servers, human resources, mailing services, hotels, apartments, banks, lenders, title companies, school employees, government employees.
Demand is increasing, as more people need notaries for estate planning, medical, real estate, loans, business and other legal documents.
7.5 Notary Exam and Application
After the Notary training class, students must also pass the “open book” online Colorado Notary Exam and save their exam completion certificate to submit with their notary application and affirmation. Print out the affirmation form and have it notarized. Then scan it to create a PDF file. Follow the instructions for electronic filing of your application. (Paper documents are no longer accepted after Dec. 16th, 2013.)
Fill out your notary application form online, pay the application fee online and attach the required documents. Once you submit your documents online, you should normally receive a reply from the SOS within 5 business days, approving your notary commission. Once you know your expiration date, you can order a notary stamp.
8. Notary Supplies
Order your Notary supplies and equipment, such as business cards, a Notary journal, a rubber stamp, inkless thumbprinter pad, inkjet and laser printer toner cartridges, office supplies, and Notary books from our Notary Supplies page.
Notary journals from the American Association of Notaries (AAN) are available for sale during training classes for $20. These journals hold 728 transactions.
9. About your Colorado Notary Training instructor
Jerry Lucas is an active Colorado Springs mobile Notary Public, Certified Trusted Notary, member of the National Notary Association (NNA), American Association of Notaries (AAN) and CEO of ABC Legal Docs, LLC.
He is an experienced instructor and has taught several subjects for Colorado Free University in Denver, Colorado Springs School District 11 Community Education, the Apartment Association of Southern Colorado, and the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
He attended the University of Pittsburgh, University of Massachusetts and the University of Colorado. He is a former a computer design engineer. He is a graduate of Leadership Pikes Peak and has served as a volunteer officer and board member for several organizations, including the Colorado Springs Police Department.
10. Advanced Colorado Notary Training
For current Colorado notaries, take our Advanced Notary Training course to increase and broaden your notary knowledge and skills.
Subjects include notarizing wills, trusts, Power of Attorney, oaths, the Bill of Rights, The Constitution, foreign language documents, apostilles, discrimination, disruptive customers, security, advertising regulations and more.
11. Notary History Course
Our Notary History Course provides interesting stories and educational information about notary history including Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Tiro the Notary, notaries and the Church, royal notaries, Spanish Conquistadors, French expeditions, New England colonial notaries, Colorado Territorial notaries, Indian tribal notaries, and more, up to modern-day electronic notaries.
Please call (719) 591-0433 or send email with any questions.
Colorado Notary Training
Basic Colorado Notary Training Course
Advanced Colorado Notary Training Course
Notary History Course