Your One-Stop Shop to Become a Notary in Alabama

The American Association of Notaries offers a simple step-by-step guide to become a notary in Alabama. With our help, becoming an Alabama notary is easy and hassle-free.

To become a notary in Alabama, you must:

  • 1- Be 18 years of age or older. 

  • 2- Be a resident of the county in which you are seeking appointment.

  • 3- Not have been convicted of a felony that has become final unless a pardon has restored civil rights.

  • 4- Not be currently a debtor in a bankruptcy proceeding.

  • 5- Not be currently under an order adjudicating you incapacitated.

Steps to Become a Notary in Alabama

To become a notary public in Alabama, make sure you meet the eligibility requirements listed in the previous section, then complete the following four steps:

Step 1- Complete and submit a notary application.

The first step is to print a notary application and submit it to your local Probate Judge for review. Click here to locate your Probate Judge’s address. Submit your application along with a copy of your driver’s license and the $10 application fee to your local Probate Judge.  

Step 2- Complete a notary training course.

Complete a free notary training course and print the Course Completion Certificate within 30 days of submitting the notary application.  Click here to access the free notary course.

Step 3- Receive an approval letter from the probate judge.

Once approved, you will receive an approval letter from the Probate Judge requesting a proof of the course training certificate and a $50,000 notary bond.

Step 4- Purchase a $50,000 notary bond.

Obtain a surety bond in the amount of $50,000.  You can purchase the bond and pre-order your supplies from us.  You can download the notary bond immediately 24/7 upon checkout. Click here to order the notary bond.

Step 5-Receive your notary commission certificate.

Present your notary Training Course Completion Certificate and the notary bond to your local Probate Office. Pay any applicable fees and receive your notary public commission.

Step 6- Receive your notary supplies.

Email us a copy of your notary commission certificate so we can prepare and ship your notary supplies.

Everything You Need to Become a Notary in Alabama

Only $99.95*
Includes a One-year Membership to AAN

Limited time offer - save up to 40% on notary supplies

This Alabama package includes:
Four-year, $50,000 Alabama notary bond**
Trodat self-inking rectangular notary stamp (Item # AL201)**
Alabama notary record book (Item # AL702) **
One-year membership to AAN (A $19 value included with your supply order at no additional cost)
Four years of expert support (Including help with notary procedures, name/address updates, and more)
Your Cost: Only $99.95*

*  Alabama notary package I can be purchased without the notary bond for $29.95 plus $7.95 for shipping. Enter item # P101 on the order form. Alabama notary package II can be purchased without the bond for $39.95. Enter item # P102 on the order form. The notary bond can also be purchased for $70 Discounts apply only to notary supplies. 

** Required by Alabama notary law.

Alabama notary bonds and errors and omissions insurance policies provided by this insurance agency, the American Association of Notaries, Inc., are underwritten by Western Surety Company (established 1900). Kal Tabbara is a licensed insurance agent in Alabama.