How to Become a Notary in Wyoming

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How to Become a Notary in Wyoming

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In this comprehensive guide on how to become a notary in Wyoming, we lay out the roadmap to achieving this goal. With easy-to-follow, actionable steps, we’ll help you navigate this intriguing process, turning the complex into simple.

Whether you’re looking to serve your community or generate additional income, this article will offer everything you need to know to get started.

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Become a Notary Wyoming

In order to become a notary in Wyoming, you will need to complete a few simple steps.

Step 1: Meet the Basic Requirements

To become a notary public in Wyoming, you must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Be a resident of Wyoming or have a place of employment or practice within the state
  • Not have been convicted of a felony unless a pardon has restored your civil and political rights, or the conviction has been reversed or annulled

Note: Even if you do not satisfy the residency requirements, you will still be able to become a Wyoming notary if you are the spouse or legal dependent of military personnel that has been assigned to active duty within the state.

Step 2: Complete Wyoming’s Notary Education Requirements

In order to complete this step, you will need to review the Notary Education Presentation issued by the Secretary of State.

This is a 28 page document that is designed to:

  • Help you holistically understand your role as a notary public
  • Teach you how to perform traditional and remote notarizations
  • Increase your knowledge of the New Wyoming Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (2021)

Even though it’s not a requirement, you can additionally choose to purchase a third-party notary training course.

This can go a long way in helping you understand Wyoming notary laws, as well as in giving you scope on how you will operate on a day-to-day basis.

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Have a look at the National Notary Association’s packages, which include the state-required training and exam, notary supplies, and six years of notary hotline phone support.

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Step 3: Complete the Examination and Application

After you have satisfied Wyoming’s educational requirements, you will be ready to start completing your application.

The Wyoming Notary Public Examination is included in your notary application form (page 3), and includes 20 true or false questions.

Examples of the statements that you will need to click the correct answer to include:

  1. A notarization must include a full notarial certificate, and not just a stamp.
  2. If employed in WY, a non-resident may become a WY notary public.
  3. The county of residence shall not be included on a notary public stamp.
  4. For a remote notarization, a notary public may charge a technology fee.

You will then need to complete the rest of the form, including the “Oath of Office” section (part IV), before filing it with the SOS at the following address:

Wyoming Secretary of State
Herschler Building East
11 W 25th St, STe 100 

Note: You will need to pay a $60 processing fee when filing your application.

Step 4: Protect Yourself with Errors and Omissions Insurance

Even though this step is not required (in accordance with the relative Wyoming notary laws), it’s a good idea to consider protecting yourself with Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance.

This type of insurance provides coverage for a Wyoming potential mistakes or omissions that you might make as you perform notarial acts. It’s an extra layer of protection that can give you peace of mind while operating for a relatively low opportunity cost.

Step 5: Equip Yourself With the Necessary Supplies

After your application has been processed (five to seven business days), you will receive an email from the SOS with your Appointment Letter and Certificate of Commission.

You will then need to obtain the necessary notary supplies, such as your notary stamp (or seal) and your notary journal. 

Keep in mind that your appointment letter will include specific instructions in relation to the statutorily required design of your stamp.

Recommended: Interested in getting started? Have a look at the National Notary Association’s packages, which include the state-required training and exam, notary supplies, and six years of notary hotline phone support.

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How to Become a Notary in Wyoming FAQ

How much does it cost to become a notary public in Wyoming?

The exact answer to this can vary. This is because — besides the required $60 application processing fee — there’s a variety of optional expenses. These include purchasing a third-party Wyoming notary course, purchasing E&O insurance, and purchasing a notary bond. Note: If you are interested in starting a loan signing career as well, you may be required to pay additional fees. This is because not all notaries can operate as notary signing agents.

How can I become a notary in Wyoming?

In order to become a notary, you will need to satisfy the state’s qualification requirements, review the notary education presentation, complete your application form (including the examination and Oath portions), and pay the $60 filing fee. Keep in mind that this is not the same with a notary signing agent. See our How to Become a Notary in Wyoming article for more information.

How do I become a remote online notary in Wyoming?

In order to offer remote online notarization services, you will need to already hold an existing Wyoming notary commission, contract with an approved RON technology provider, complete the training provided by your chosen vendor, and then submit your notary application alongside the $60 filing fee. See our How to Become a Notary article for more information.

What are the requirements for a notary journal in Wyoming?

According to the Wyoming Secretary of State, a notary journal must be permanently bound and have pre-numbered pages and entry spaces. It must also never be shared and/or used by other Wyoming notaries. As a notary, you will be required to complete each journal entry immediately before notarization occurs, as well as make an entry for every single notary service provided.

For all related articles, have a look at our How to Become a Notary page.