Your One-Stop Shop to Become a Wisconsin Notary

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

To become a notary in Wisconsin, you must:

  • 1- Be at least 18 years of age.

  • 2- Be a United States resident.

  • 3- Have at least the equivalent of an 8th-grade education.

  • 4- Not have a criminal record with a felony conviction and/or misdemeanors that impact the integrity of the notary commission. 

  • 5- Be familiar with the duties and responsibilities of a notary public.

How to Apply for a Wisconsin Notary Commission

If you meet the eligibility requirements listed on the previous section, follow the steps below to apply for a Wisconsin notary commission.

Step 1- Order a four-year, $500 Wisconsin notary bond

Wisconsin requires all notary applicants to provide proof of a four-year, $500 notary bond. Our notary bond includes a complimentary $5,000 insurance policy to protect you from unintentional mistakes. Click here to order a notary bond. The notary bond is available for download immediately upon checkout.

Step 2- Order a Wisconsin notary stamp/seal

Wisconsin requires all applicants to affix an impression of their notary stamp/seal on their notary application. Order a notary stamp from AAN and save up to 40% compared to the same Wisconsin notary supplies you may find elsewhere. Notary stamps are shipped on the next business day. Click here to order a Wisconsin notary stamp.

Step 3- Complete the notary public tutorial and exam

The Wisconsin notary public tutorial and exam are offered and administered by the Wisconsin Secretary of State at no cost to you. You can download the notary exam certificate upon passing the exam. 

Step 4- Complete a Wisconsin notary application online

Create an account on the Wisconsin Secretary of State's website to start the notary application process. Once you have completed the notary application, the state will email you a link to print the required forms with instructions on the next steps to complete the notary appointment process.

Step 5- Take the oath of office

Sign the oath of office that you received by email from the secretary of state in the presence of a notary public.  You will be swearing before a notary that you support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin and that you will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of Notary Public.

Step 6- Upload your notary forms and pay the filing fee

Log in to your account on the Wisconsin Secretary of State's website to complete the notary application process and pay the $20 application filing fee. You will be asked to upload your signed notary application, the notary bond, and the notarized oath of office.

Wisconsin Notary Value Package I

Everything you need to become a notary in Wisconsin

Only $63.95*
Includes a One-year Membership to AAN

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

This Wisconsin notary package includes:
Four-year, $500 Wisconsin notary bond.
Four-year, $5,000 Wisconsin error & omissions insurance policy included at no additional charge.
Trodat self-inking rectangular notary stamp
Wisconsin notary record book
One-year membership to AAN
Four years of expert support
Your Cost: Only $63.95*

* The Wisconsin Notary Value Package I may be purchased separately at the same net savings without the state mandatory four-year, $500 notary bond for $33.95 plus $7.95 for shipping. Enter item # P101 on the order form. The Wisconsin Notary Value Package II may be purchased separately at the same net savings without the state mandatory four-year, $500 notary bond for $40.95 plus $7.95 for shipping. Enter item # P102 on the order form. The Wisconsin four-year, $500 notary bond may also be purchased separately for $30.00. Discounts and savings apply only to supplies. Prices do not include taxes.

**Required by law.

Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin.