Are you a current or aspiring notary public in North Dakota? Do you want 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 North Dakota

If you’re at least 18, a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., reside or are employed in North Dakota, and can read and write in English, you can apply to be a notary. Here are the steps:

  • Buy a $7,500 surety bond.
  • Complete the Notary Public Application and pay the $36 fee.
  • Purchase your notary stamp.
  • Send an impression of your notary stamp to the Secretary of State on the Verification of Notary Public Stamping Device form.
  • Receive your commission certificate!

How to Become a Remote Online Notary in North Dakota

Once you’ve become a notary public, you can apply to become an online notary! Here’s how:

1. Select a RON 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

2. Email the Secretary of State’s office.

Notify them ( that you plan to perform remote online notarizations and let them know which provider you’ve chosen. That’s all there is to it!

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. 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

Start Performing Remote Online Notarizations in ND

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.

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