Are you a current or aspiring notary public in Kansas seeking more flexibility and freedom (or even a boost in income) in your work life? Today, we’re covering how to become a “RON” in your state. 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 a remote 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 Kansas
To be eligible to apply for a notary commission in Kansas, you must be at least 18 years old and a state resident, resident of a neighboring state, or regularly employed in Kansas. If you meet those requirements, follow the steps below to become a notary.
- Obtain a four-year $12,000 surety bond.
- Buy your notary journal and seal stamp (online or from an office supply store).
- Complete a Notary Public Appointment Form.
- Mail your application packet (with the above materials and a $25 filing fee) to the Secretary of State’s Office.
- You’ll hear back once your application is approved! You should receive your Notary Certificate in the mail.
How to Become a Remote Online Notary in Kansas
Once you hold an existing commission as a notary public in Kansas, you can apply to become an online notary. Here’s the process.
1. Take a training course.
The Secretary of State offers the course for free. You must complete the training, pass an exam, and share your results with the SoS.
2. Find a state-approved RON technology provider.
Notary Hub is an excellent option. We cover everything you need to know about this platform in our previous article: “Become an Online Notary with Notary Hub.” ZipBonds is a trusted agent partner of Notary Hub, and we invite you to join the program using our discount of 20% off your subscription.
3. Notify the Secretary of State and pay a fee.
Send a copy of the certificate showing you’ve completed the training and passed the exam. Include a $20 fee. You must also share the name of the RON platform you’ve chosen. Your RON registration will run concurrently with your current four-year notary public commission.
Why Notary Hub?
Notary Hub is a leading RON platform that offers several advantages for online notaries, including:
- A user-friendly platform that’s easy to use for both notaries and signers
- A wide range of features, such as real-time document sharing, live video conferencing, and electronic seals
- A strong focus on security and compliance
- Competitive pricing
Notary Hub Packages
Notary Hub offers two packages: one for individuals and one for companies. So which one is right for you? Here’s how to decide:
- Individual (Self) RON Plans: You work independently, purchase your own subscription, and get paid directly by Notary Hub. In short, you call the shots when and where you work. Notary Hub handles security, payment, and storage for you.
- Corporate RON Plans: Your company pays for your notary subscription and charges clients directly. You can add as many notaries from your company as you’d like to access the platform.
Both options offer the following features:
- Securely stored digital signatures and digital notary stamps
- 24×7 access to the platform
- Marketing to promote yourself for mobile or RON notarial opportunities
- Startup costs as low as $120
Become a Remote Notary in Kansas Today
With Notary Hub, you can provide your clients a modern notarization experience, including secure online sessions and digital document storage. Sign up today to get started tomorrow!