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What do people wish they knew before earning their Certified Notary Public?

Here's what 11,655 Certified Notary Public reviewers have answered when asked “What is the one thing you wish you knew before earning this certification?”

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“Good to have if working in a law office setting.”

May 3, 2021

“Nothing”

May 3, 2021

“How simple it was to obtain.”

May 3, 2021

“It is important to understand what you are notarizing.”

May 3, 2021

“IM GLAD I HAVE OBTAINED MY NOTARY FOR MANY MANY YEARS I HAVE DONE TITLE WORK IN A FINANCIAL INSTITUTION AND ALSO USE IT ON A DAILY BASIS IN A MEDICAL SETTING”

May 3, 2021

“How slow the process is.”

May 3, 2021

“Many people are in need of a notary.”

May 2, 2021

“Nothing, I new all about it before I applied.”

May 1, 2021

“I was fully advised.”

May 1, 2021

“I was fully advised.”

May 1, 2021

“I was fully advised.”

May 1, 2021

“I wish I had gotten it sooner.”

May 1, 2021

“While the certification helped me greatly in the position I acquired it for, once I left that position I have used it sparingly over the last couple of years. Knowing jobs that used the certification more frequently based on experience level and educational background would be useful.”

May 1, 2021

“This license is excellent to have while working in the Real Estate industry.”

April 30, 2021

“Why didn’t I get it sooner.”

April 30, 2021

“I wish I would have known how few notaries there are while there is a slightly higher need by people finding one that can work around their busy lives. I would have gotten it sooner to be of help in my area.”

April 29, 2021

“I wish I would have known how few notaries there are while there is a slightly higher need by people finding one that can work around their busy lives. I would have gotten it sooner to be of help in my area.”

April 29, 2021

“many employers are looking for this certification”

April 29, 2021

“That I could have taken my notary test a long time ago had I known.”

April 28, 2021

“I would wish to know/have paid more attention to the fact that recertifications are recurring - simply because I was surprised to learn that they were, and that a minimal cost was assessed.”

April 28, 2021