Remote Online Notary
Increase Your Revenue by Notarizing Across the Country
The most sought after notaries are those who can perform live video notarizations remotely.
Starting at $89
$25,000 E&O Minimum
List of RON Providers
Link to Education Course
3 Simple Steps
Once you are a commissioned Florida Notary, you qualify to become a Remote Online Notary.
Complete Your Registration Packet & Training
Submit Your Registration Packet to the State
Get Approved by Department of State
Frequently Asked Questions
Beginning January 1, 2020, Florida notaries may register to perform remote online notarizations (RONs).
A remote online notary is a commissioned notary public who is also authorized to perform notarizations online using audio-video technology standards that meets the requirements set forth in Chapter 117, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 1N-7.001, Florida Administrative Code.
To register as a remote online notary, below are the steps you will need to take:
- Review statues and rules related to notaries public and remote online notaries public.
- Complete a remote online notary education course covering the duties, obligations and technology requirements for serving as a remote online notary.
- Obtain a $25,000 notary bond.
- Obtain a notary errors & omissions insurance policy in the minimum amount of $25,000.
- Select a RON service technology provider that is compliant with Florida law.
- Complete the registration form (see attached). The registration form will need to be notarized by another notary.
- Submit the completed registration form along with payment of $10 by check payable to the Florida Department of State. You must include proof of your bond and insurance policy, a copy of your appointment as a notary public and evidence of completing a course for remote online notaries.
Many believe they are the same, but they are not. While electronic notarizations involve documents signed and notarized in an electronic format, all other elements of a traditional notarization apply, including the signer physically appearing before the notary. With remote notarizations, the transaction is performed online through means of audio-video technology rather than in person.
You will need to partner with a remote online notarization service provider whose technology complies with standards and requirements pursuant to Chapter 117, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 1N-7.001, Florida Administrative Code.
No. Apps such as FaceTime, Skype and Google Duo do not meet the requirements for a RON service provider set by Florida Statutes.
Visit the Department of State’s website to view the list of approved course providers.
No. Remote notary are required to obtain a different E&O policy in the amount of $25,000.
No. Your current notary bond is in the amount of $7,500. You will need to purchase a new bond in the amount of $25,000.
The registration will run concurrently with your existing notary public commission and will expire on the same day, regardless of when the online notary registration was filed.
The notary bond will run concurrently with your existing notary public commission and will expire on the same day, regardless of when the online notary registration was filed.