How to Become a Notary Signing Agent

Notary Signing Agents (NSAs) are commissioned Notaries who handle loan documents. This video outlines the steps to become a loan signing agent. For more information, visit:

1. Be commissioned as a Notary Public in your state.
This is the only required step. However, certain states have restrictions that apply to Notary Signing Agents. You can find more info at:

2. Take a loan signing training course.
Mortgage documents are complicated. It’s helpful to learn about the most common loan packages you’ll see, the do’s and don’ts of what you can say to the borrowers, and much more.

3. Pass an exam and background screening.
Although a signing agent exam isn’t required, it’s unlikely you’ll be offered loan signing work if you don’t take this step. Passing an exam shows you’re knowledgeable about the business, making you more hirable.

Because NSAs are often sent to customer’s homes, most of the companies doing the hiring require passing a background check.

4. Buy your Signing Agent supplies.
In addition to your Notary seal and journal, you’ll need to have reliable transportation, a cell phone, a secure email address, a printer, and a fax machine.

5. Get a $25,000 Notary Errors & Omissions insurance policy.
This protects you from liability for Notary-related mistakes. Some companies may expect you to have a higher policy limit.

6. Start working as a Notary Signing Agent. Advertise and network to build your NSA business.
Network with other Notaries and reach out directly to financial institutions and signing services. Another great strategy for building your business is to create a website and join Notary Signing Agent directories online. This will help companies find you.

By learning the ins and outs of loan signing and completing this process, you can get more work as a Notary Signing Agent. Becoming an NSA is a great way to expand your business and better serve your community.

If you’re not already a Notary, learn how to get commissioned in your state here:

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