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Become a Notary Public in Louisiana

Notary Public Preparatory

Prepare for the Notary Public Exam

Notary Public Preparatory

Next Class: May 28, 2024 - September 10, 2024 

Notary Public Preparatory is an on-campus, 16-session (48 contact hours) course that provides preparation for Louisiana's State Notary exam that is given no less than twice a year. The course will prepare you for the final 2024 Louisiana State Notary exam scheduled on September 14, 2024.

Class discussions will focus on the transactions that notaries are authorized to draft and execute as granted by Louisiana law. The transactions include but are not limited to: mortgages, immovable property conveyances, motor vehicle conveyances, leases, contracts, legal descriptions, successions, wills, trusts, and community property regime. The Louisiana court system and the Notary Public's role within that system will be included in the discussion. Please note that successful preparation for the exam will require extensive reading outside of the classroom. This class will be held in-person on the Loyola Uptown Campus. 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a Loyola University New Orleans Certificate of Completion and 4.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 

Required textbook: Purchase The Fundamentals of Louisiana Notarial Law and Practice exam study guide, available from the Louisiana Secretary of State. Please note: The study guide for the current year must be purchased to take the exam. Past year study guides are not allowed on testing dates. 

Prerequisites: The online Notary Exam Pre-Assessment is mandatory before taking the exam. The deadline to register for the state notary exam is 30 days prior to the exam. The applicant must both qualify and complete the notary pre-assessment at least 37 days prior to the exam. Complete information about the pre-assessment, the exam, etc. can be found on the Secretary of State website.

Additional Information: The student is responsible for all fees paid to the Louisiana Secretary of State. Please click on the following links for additional information and fees from the Louisiana Secretary of State. We have listed the out of pocket costs for students to register to take the Louisiana State Notary Exam. The fees listed below are paid directly to the Secretary of State and are not included in the course tuition amount.

Notary Exam Information and Dates

Louisiana Notary Public examination official study guide

Louisiana Notary Forms & Fees Schedule:

Application to Qualify for Appointment as Notary Public $35
Notary Exam Pre-Assessment $30
Notary Public Examination Registration $100
Notary Study Guide $100

Credit card payments are subject to an additional statutory convenience fee.








Upcoming Information Session

PACS is hosting a free, virtual information session that will cover the program highlights, curriculum, discounts, WIOA, and answer any questions you may have. Please register below for an upcoming information session to learn more about the Notary Public Preparatory course.

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Loyola Uptown Campus

Program Details

Tuition: $625

Course Dates: 05/28/24 - 09/10/24

State Exam Date: September 14, 2024

Day(s): Tuesday

Time: 6 PM - 9 PM

Location: Loyola Uptown Campus, Monroe Hall, Room TBD. Click here for a campus map.

Contact Hours/CEUs: 48 contact hours/4.8 CEUs

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Discounts available for Loyola alumni, current Loyola students, Loyola faculty and staff, and active duty or retired military.

Must email qualifying ID to upon registration.

Workforce Innovation & Opportunities Act

Are you a job seeker? 

Have you recently been laid off from your job? Have you only been able to obtain part-time work? Have you been self-employed, but the economy or a natural disaster has put you out of business? Have you been dependent on the income of another family member and are no longer supported by that income; and are unemployed or underemployed?  

WIOA Training Funding

If you are unemployed or underemployed, you may qualify for the Workforce Innovation & Opportunities Act (WIOA) funding. In Louisiana, WIOA awards may fund up to $8,000 for Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) approved training programs. 

The Notary Public Preparatory course is an LWC approved training program. 

How do I find out if I qualify?

To find out if you qualify for WIOA funding, you may contact your local workforce office or register on the Louisiana Workforce Commission HiRE website. JOB1 serves as the local workforce office for the New Orleans region. If you would like to learn more about WIOA, visit our WIOA page or contact our Workforce Development & Partnerships Administrator, Chelsea Gaspard, at

The application and approval process takes approximately 1 month. If you think you may be eligible for WIOA funding, we recommend that you start the application process 1-2 months prior to the start of the course.

Additional Information

Learn more about the Loyola Professional and Continuing Studies registration information, including parking, cancellations, and the refund policy. 

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