Become an Ohio Notary Public
The Columbus Bar Association has been processing notary applications for over 60 years and is an authorized education and testing provider for traditional notaries under the Ohio Notary Public Modernization Act. The CBA provides notary education and testing to the entire state of Ohio as of Sept. 20, 2019.
As always, we are here to assist with all your notary needs – from your background check and required education and testing to your stamps and supplies – We are Ohio’s Notary Public resource center.
Apply for a Notary Commission
As your Ohio Notary Resource Center, we have everything you need to prepare your application for the Ohio Secretary of State. Select your application type to get started:
the CBA offers BCI Background Check services (for a fee of $35) to the general public by appointment and before all of our in-person notary classes for class attendees at our office in Columbus, OH. Find out more here.
Notary Education and Testing
The CBA is an authorized education and testing provider for traditional notaries under the Ohio Notary Public Modernization Act. Click here to view upcoming classes.
Stamps & Supplies
The CBA provides quality notary supplies (stamps, seals, embossers, stamp pads, etc.) through our approved vendor. Click here to order stamps and supplies.
Notary Errors & Omissions Insurance
Notary Errors and Omissions (E&O) Insurance is essentially "liability" coverage designed to protect your personal and professional assets in the event you make a mistake as a Notary that causes your client to suffer financial loss. The Columbus Bar provides E&O insurance through respected insurer RLI. Click here for more information.
If you would like to speak with our Notary Administrator, you may email email@example.com, or call our office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm at (614) 340-2031.