Colorado Notary Training classroomHow to Become a Notary in Colorado

Choose from several Colorado notary training courses:
1. Basic Colorado Notary Training (RULONA) to prepare for the Colorado Notary Exam,
2. Advanced Colorado Notary Training to increase and broaden your knowledge, and
3. Notary History to learn how notary powers have changed since Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Medieval Europe, Spanish explorers, Colonial America, and Colorado Territory.

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How to Become a Notary in Colorado

1. To become a notary, complete a state-approved Colorado Notary Training (RULONA) course, our notary training class: $40 tuition, or online notary training self-study course: $30
2. Use our exam study guide, pass the online, open-book, multiple-choice Colorado Notary Exam, 40 questions, 80% score, no cost
3. Apply online to the Colorado Secretary of State (SOS), $10 application fee.  Attach notarized affirmation, training course certificate, exam certificate.
4. Once approved by the SOS, purchase a notary rubber stamp (about $20) and a notary journal (about $20)
5. Recommended: purchase notary errors & omissions insurance, about $25/year for $25,000 policy

1.0 Colorado Notary Training Schedule

1.1 Choose a Training Date and Method

SOS_Approved_Notary_Training_Seal_Exp-2022Scroll down to see our schedule of public notary training classes in section 1.3.

Any day, by appointment, private training at your location, 2 hrs, min 2 students
Any day, by appointment, 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 notary 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 training students to help you become a notary or a better notary.
Just call us or send an email when you have a notary question.

image for classroom training1.2 Colorado Notary Training Locations in Colorado Springs, Denver, Pueblo

Denver 1 (Glendale), Starbucks B&N, 960 S Colorado Blvd 80246, next to Barnes & Noble, I-25 Exit 204
Denver 2 (Greenwood Village), Starbucks, 8547 E Arapahoe Rd 80112, Arapahoe & S Yosemite, I-25 Exit 197
Monument, Starbucks, 541 Highway 105 80132, north of McDonald’s, I-25 Exit 161
Colorado Springs 1, east side, Starbucks, 5808 Barnes Rd 80922, across from Costco, Powers & Barnes
Colorado Springs 2, west side, Starbucks, 5070 N Nevada Ave 80918, University Village shopping center, east of Lowe’s, north of Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Pueblo, north side, Starbucks, 700 Eagleridge Blvd 81008, Eagleridge & N Elizabeth, I-25 Exit 102

Training in Denver, Aurora, Castle Rock, Woodland Park, Canon City, Salida, Walsenburg, Trinidad, Alamosa, La Junta, other cities available by arrangement.  Call to schedule training.

The training location is subject to change to a different location to reduce student travel time.

Note: Notary training classes require 2 students minimum. If a minimum number of students do not register, or due to bad weather, or emergency, the instructor July cancel, change location, or change to teleconference training. Terms of cancellation, refund, and rescheduling are stated in Fee Schedule.
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1.3 Colorado Notary Training (RULONA) Class Dates

Choose a notary training date, then register in Section 2.  For private notary training, see Section 4.
For teleconference information, see Section 5.  For the training course description, see Section 7.

Notice: Remote Online Notarization (RON) Legislation
In 2019, Colorado House Bill HB 19-1167, Remote Notaries Protect Privacy was proposed in the state legislature.
It was supported by Colorado Bar Association, Colorado Association of Realtors, Colorado Mortgage Lending Association, Land Title Association of Colorado  Opposed by Notarize LLC
Status: Passed House on 4/3/2019 on 49-14 vote, then sent to Senate, passed Judiciary then Appropriations Committee on 4/26/2019 but was not voted on by Senate before the session adjourned in May 2019.

In 2020, Colorado Senate Bill SB 20-96, Remote Notaries Protect Privacy was proposed in the state legislature on 1/14/2020.  If passed, the bill will take effect on January 1, 2021.
Status: Passed Senate on 3/11/2020, revised for privacy protection and passed House on 6/8/2020, back to Senate for expected approval vote. Then to Governor for signature.

On 3/16, the Colorado General Assembly temporarily adjourned for two months until 5/26 due to coronavirus pandemic.

Remote Online Notarization (RON) emergency approval

On March 28, 2020, Governor Jared Polis signed an emergency order to temporarily suspend the requirement for a personal appearance before a notary and to allow remote online notarization in Colorado using two-way audio/video communication. The Secretary of State released detailed rules on March 30. Please check back often for Colorado notary news updates.  

Federal SECURE notary law proposal: To increase notary choices for consumers and to reduce public health risk by social distancing by using Remote Online NotarizationSenate Bill S.3533 Securing and Enabling Commerce Using Remote and Electronic (SECURE) Notarization Act of 2020 was introduced on March 18, 2020, and is pending federal approval in the U.S. Congress.

> Notice: On July 1, 2018, the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA) laws became effective. All Colorado notaries must know and follow the RULONA notary laws.

Notice: since July 1, 2018, our Colorado Notary Training course includes RULONA laws

Training location:
Colorado Springs 1: east side, Starbucks, 5808 Barnes Rd 80922, across from Costco, Powers & Barnes [temporarily closed]
Note: Effective March 16, 2020 Starbucks, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell, and other chains are temporarily closed to dine-in customers.

Sept 2020

Due to coronavirus, our classes are now held by dial-in live teleconference. We will send you class materials by email.

Thu, Sept 3, 2020, 9-11 AM, teleconference
Thu, Sept 3, 2020, 1-3 PM, teleconference
Thu, Sept 3, 2020, 6-8 PM, teleconference
Sat, Sept 5, 2020, 9-11 AM, teleconference
Sat, Sept 5, 2020, 1-3 PM, teleconference
Tue, Sept 8, 2020, 9-11 AM, teleconference
Tue, Sept 8, 2020, 1-3 PM, teleconference
Tue, Sept 8, 2020, 6-8 PM, teleconference
Thu, Sept 10, 2020, 9-11 AM, teleconference
Thu, Sept 10, 2020, 1-3 PM, teleconference
Thu, Sept 10, 2020, 6-8 PM, teleconference
Sat, Sept 12, 2020, 9-11 AM, teleconference
Sat, Sept 12, 2020, 1-3 PM, teleconference
Tue, Sept 15, 2020, 9-11 AM, teleconference
Tue, Sept 15, 2020, 1-3 PM, teleconference
Tue, Sept 15, 2020, 6-8 PM, teleconference
Thu, Sept 17, 2020, 9-11 AM, teleconference
Thu, Sept 17, 2020, 1-3 PM, teleconference
Thu, Sept 17, 2020, 6-8 PM, teleconference
Sat, Sept 19, 2020, 9-11 AM, teleconference
Sat, Sept 19, 2020, 1-3 PM, teleconference
Tue, Sept 22, 2020, 9-11 AM, teleconference
Tue, Sept 22, 2020, 1-3 PM, teleconference
Tue, Sept 22, 2020, 6-8 PM, teleconference
Thu, Sept 24, 2020, 9-11 AM, teleconference
Thu, Sept 24, 2020, 1-3 PM, teleconference
Thu, Sept 24, 2020, 6-8 PM, teleconference
Sat, Sept 26, 2020, 9-11 AM, teleconference
Sat, Sept 26, 2020, 1-3 PM, teleconference
Tue, Sept 29, 2020, 9-11 AM, teleconference
Tue, Sept 29, 2020, 1-3 PM, teleconference
Tue, Sept 29, 2020, 6-8 PM, teleconference

Oct 2020

Due to coronavirus, our classes are now held by dial-in live teleconference. We will send you class materials by email.

Thu, Oct 1, 2020, 9-11 AM, teleconference
Thu, Oct 1, 2020, 1-3 PM, teleconference
Thu, Oct 1, 2020, 6-8 PM, teleconference
Sat, Oct 3, 2020, 9-11 AM, teleconference
Sat, Oct 3, 2020, 1-3 PM, teleconference
Tue, Oct 6, 2020, 9-11 AM, teleconference
Tue, Oct 6, 2020, 1-3 PM, teleconference
Tue, Oct 6, 2020, 6-8 PM, teleconference
Thu, Oct 8, 2020, 9-11 AM, teleconference
Thu, Oct 8, 2020, 1-3 PM, teleconference
Thu, Oct 8, 2020, 6-8 PM, teleconference
Sat, Oct 10, 2020, 9-11 AM, teleconference
Sat, Oct 10, 2020, 1-3 PM, teleconference
Tue, Oct 13, 2020, 9-11 AM, teleconference
Tue, Oct 13, 2020, 1-3 PM, teleconference
Tue, Oct 13, 2020, 6-8 PM, teleconference
Thu, Oct 15, 2020, 9-11 AM, teleconference
Thu, Oct 15, 2020, 1-3 PM, teleconference
Thu, Oct 15, 2020, 6-8 PM, teleconference
Sat, Oct 17, 2020, 9-11 AM, teleconference
Sat, Oct 17, 2020, 1-3 PM, teleconference
Tue, Oct 20, 2020, 9-11 AM, teleconference
Tue, Oct 20, 2020, 1-3 PM, teleconference
Tue, Oct 20, 2020, 6-8 PM, teleconference
Thu, Oct 22, 2020, 9-11 AM, teleconference
Thu, Oct 22, 2020, 1-3 PM, teleconference
Thu, Oct 22, 2020, 6-8 PM, teleconference
Sat, Oct 24, 2020, 9-11 AM, teleconference
Sat, Oct 24, 2020, 1-3 PM, teleconference
Tue, Oct 27, 2020, 9-11 AM, teleconference
Tue, Oct 27, 2020, 1-3 PM, teleconference
Tue, Oct 27, 2020, 6-8 PM, teleconference
Thu, Oct 29, 2020, 9-11 AM, teleconference
Thu, Oct 29, 2020, 1-3 PM, teleconference
Thu, Oct 29, 2020, 6-8 PM, teleconference
Sat, Oct 31, 2020, 9-11 AM, teleconference Halloween
Sat, Oct 31, 2020, 1-3 PM, teleconference Halloween

2. Register and Pay Online

AAN notary journal coverTotal notary training cost: $40, includes tuition, 36-page student booklet, notary exam study guide, and training class completion certificate.

Optional fee: Pay instructor $5 in class to Notarize your Colorado Notary affirmation form PDF [new window].  Bring your affirmation form to class.

Notary journals from the American Association of Notaries (AAN) are available at order notary journal online.


To Register and Pay,
complete STEP 1 and STEP 2 below.

>>> STEP 1 of 2: Student Registration
Click the Register Now green button or the link below to complete the student registration form.

go to student registration form, green buttonStudent Registration Form




>>> STEP 2 of 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.
A PayPal account is not required. You will receive a receipt by email.


Student name
Class date, start time



Contract Acceptance: If you use our website, blog, or content, order or purchase or use our products or services, schedule an appointment to use our services, or to attend a class, you agree to the Fee Schedule, Terms of Use and Document Services Agreement PDF [new window] on our website, which are subject to change at any time.

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.

classroom training with teacher and students3. Classroom Notary Training, Colorado Springs, Denver, Pueblo

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, insurance agents, attorneys, 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 training class and bring the student booklets.  Price includes tuition, 36-page student booklet, notary exam study guide, and training completion certificate.

Travel fee: $0.50 per mile, round trip, for car travel outside of Colorado Springs.

Students must register online before the training date.  Students can pay separately online, or in the training class, or we can send you a group invoice.  Payment is due within 10 days.  You agree to our Fee Schedule and Terms of Use.

5. Teleconference Notary Training

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Choose remote training by teleconference if you prefer or cannot attend classroom training due to your schedule, long-distance, or winter weather,  See Colorado Notary Training Class Dates above.

You will call in to the teleconference phone number and use the 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 landline, cell phone, or VOIP plan with unlimited minutes.

Student booklets will be provided as a password protected PDF file before training.  One copy may be printed for each paying student.  We will follow the student booklet page numbers during class.

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Colorado RULONA Notary Training Guide PDF Download 1, Colorado Notary Training booklet RULONA [password required]

lock Colorado Notary Training booklet

Colorado RULONA Notary Exam Study Guide PDF Download 2, Colorado Notary Exam study guide RULONA [password required]

Colorado RULONA Notary Law Changes PDF, July 1, 2018, Download 3, [no password required]

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Our notary 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/ 

Training class completion certificates will be sent by email after the class.
Students will need to send a legible copy of their photo ID by email.
Make a copy of your ID on a copy machine and lighten the copy settings so that it is clearly legible.  For security, cross out your ID number except for the last four digits. Then email a clear copy.  If we cannot read the copy of your ID, you will have to send it again.

image for online course6. Online Notary Training, Self-Study 

Choose online notary training if you prefer self-study at your own pace, at any time that is convenient for your schedule.

Our 60-minute Basic Colorado Notary Training online course includes everything you need to pass the open-book Colorado Notary Exam.

Notaries may complete the optional Advanced Colorado Notary Training online 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 Sumeria, Phoenicia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome, the Middle Ages, through the discovery and conquest of the Americas, colonial and territorial notaries, up to electronic notaries and remote online notaries in modern times.

[Note: Our Colorado Notary Training online courses are in development ] Please check back later.  Thank you.

7.0 Notary Training Courses, Become a Notary, Renew Your Notary Commission

7.1 Basic Colorado Notary Training

7.2 Training Course Summary

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Our Basic Colorado Notary Training course will prepare you to become a notary or to renew your notary commission and take the online Colorado Notary Exam.

No prior legal background is required. Notaries do not give legal advice or draft legal documents.

7.3 Training 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, to become a notary or to renew your notary commission.

Students will learn basic Colorado Notary law and how to apply to become a Colorado Notary or to renew a commission. 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 become a notary, work from home to earn a 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 notary training.

7.4 Training 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 the Colorado population grows, 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, to become a notary, 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 to become a notary, you should normally receive a reply from the SOS within a few 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 thumb printer pad, inkjet and laser printer toner cartridges, office supplies, and Notary books from our Notary Supplies page.  

We recommend the Colorado notary journal sold by the American Association of Notaries (AAN) in Houston, TX.

9. About your Colorado Notary Training instructor

Jerry Lucas is an active Colorado Springs mobile Notary Public, a past member of the National Notary Association (NNA), a current member of the 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, the University of Massachusetts and the University of Colorado.  He is a former 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

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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

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There have been notaries and scribes since writing began 5,000 years ago. Our Notary History Course provides interesting stories and educational information about notary history including Ancient Sumer, Phoenicia, China, India, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Tiro the Notary, notaries and the Church, royal notaries, the Middle Ages, Knights Templar, Spanish Conquistadors, French expeditions, colonial notaries in New England, New Netherland, New Sweden, the fur trade, Colorado Territorial notaries, Indian tribal notaries, and more, up to modern-day electronic notaries and remote online notaries.

12. Questions?

Please call (719) 591-0433 or send an email with any questions.

[Last-Modified Date 2020-08-20] added Sep class dates

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