Are you a current or aspiring notary public in Colorado seeking more flexibility and freedom (or even a boost in income)? Today, we’re covering how to become a remote online notary. We cover the steps required to become certified and how to select a reliable RON platform so you can start working remotely as quickly as possible.
What is an online notary?
An online notary is certified and equipped to notarize documents over a secure online platform rather than conducting in-person meetings with signees. Remote online notarization (RON) uses audiovisual technology, like video calls, to complete the notarization process remotely. Notaries can verify the signee’s identity and witness a document’s signing online.
This modern approach offers convenience and accessibility, especially when in-person meetings are challenging. Remote online notaries provide more flexibility and efficiency in our fast-paced world.
How to Become a Notary in Colorado
To work as a traditional notary public in the state of Colorado, follow these steps:
- Meet the qualifications. You must be at least 18, a Colorado resident or employee, and a U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or lawfully present in the U.S. You must also be able to read and write English and not be convicted of a felony, the unauthorized practice of law, or a misdemeanor involving dishonesty in the past five years.
- Obtain a surety bond for an extra layer of protection (optional).
- Take a training course. The Secretary of State has a free training course.
- Take and pass the exam.
- Read up on the current law for notaries.
- Follow the specific instructions in the application system.
How to Become a Mobile Notary in Colorado
Once you have a current Colorado notary public commission, you can apply to become a mobile notary! Here are the steps.
1. Take a remote notary training course and pass the exam.
You’ll find the course in the Colorado Secretary of State eLearning portal.
2. Find a RON software provider.
Choose from a list of state-approved providers.
3. Go into your account and click “Become a notary.”
You’ll find this under “Actions.” You can submit your application and wait for approval. You must share proof of your training and exam and pay an application fee.
What is a Colorado notary bond?
A notary bond provides financial protection to the public if a notary fails to perform their duties ethically or accurately. If a notary commits fraud, makes errors or omissions, or violates their state’s notary laws, a claim can be filed against their bond.
A notary bond is a contract between three parties:
- Notary public (the principal)
- Surety (the financial company that issues the bond)
- State or county (the obligee)
Purchasing a notary bond is a wise choice if you want to be a notary public. Learn more about notary bonds on our blog.
Get a Colorado Notary Bond
Obtaining a notary bond is an important step in becoming a notary public. It protects both the notary and the public by ensuring that the notary performs their duties ethically and responsibly. At ZipBonds, we make it fast and easy to get bonded. Apply online or call us at 888-435-4191 to get your $25,000 Colorado notary bond for just $100.