Under New Jersey’s new notary public law (P.L. 2021, c. 179), the Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services (DORES) is responsible for implementing various changes designed to modernize the notary commissioning process and general notarial practices in this State.
Among the key changes are educational and testing requirements for New Jersey notaries public.
The following statutory provisions are now in effect:
For initial commissions. Non-attorney applicants for initial notary public commissions must provide proof that they have:
**Access the new application process via DORES’ web site.
For renewed commissions. A commissioned notary public applying to renew a commission who has satisfactorily completed the six-hour course of study and passed an examination prescribed by the State Treasurer at least one time, or those who were commissioned for the first time before the October 22, 2021 effective date of P.L. 2021, c.179 must complete a three-hour continuing education course.
**Access the new renewal application process via DORES’ web site.