Are you a current or aspiring notary public in Idaho 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 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 Traditional Notary in Idaho

To apply for a notary public commission in Idaho, you must meet a few eligibility requirements. These include being at least 18 years old, able to read and write in English, a resident of or employee in Idaho, and a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident.

Here are the steps to apply for a commission certificate:

  • Purchase a six-year, $10,000 Idaho notary bond.
  • Complete an application form (must be notarized).
  • Send your application and bond to the Idaho Secretary of State.
  • Pay a $30 filing fee. 
  • Once you receive your Notary Certificate, you may purchase your notary seal stamp.

How to Become a Remote Online Notary in Idaho

Once you’ve become a notary public, you can apply to become an online notary! Follow these steps.

1. Create an account on the Secretary of State website.

Create an account on the SOSBiz page.

2. Select a RON technology provider.

Make sure they’re state-approved. 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.” 

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3. Complete the Remote Online Notarization form.

You can choose from two forms: Electronic Notarization or Remote Online Notarization. The former is just a way to use digital documents and signatures in person. The latter is the application you should select to perform the entire notarization process online.

4. Print your application.

Sign the Statement of Compliance, and get your application form notarized. Then mail your application, along with a $20 fee and a sample of the RON providers notarial certificate, to the Secretary of State. 

Once your application has been received and approved, you’ll receive your certificate to perform RONs. You can find answers to other FAQs on the Secretary of State website.

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

This platform offers two packages: one for individuals and one for companies. 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 Idaho 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 start tomorrow!

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