Everything You Need to Become an Illinois Notary, All in One Place
Welcome to the American Association of Notaries. Since 1994, we've helped hundred of thousands of people
in Illinois and across the country become notaries. With our guidance and expertise, you will become
a skilled Illinois notary capable of providing accurate and efficient notarial services.
That is our mission.
The American Association of Notaries is the only source you need to become an Illinois notary. We can assist you with:
What Our Illinois Customers Say
You've got a great company. What I saw on the website was exactly what I got. The quality of the merchandise surpassed what I expected. Plus, you gave me a free downloadable booklet AND free membership for a year. So, I commend you guys and thank you for a terrific experience.
I was so impressed by my notary stamp when I received it from your company today by UPS! I tried another place for my stamp, but was fooled by their advertisement that in all intents and purposes gave the impression of my requested notary stamp being included in the deal, but when received, I realized it was not--I got an embosser for my money, a lot to say the least. When I called to confirm, they stated it did not come with the order. I asked: "I guess I have to use my notary skills for now on if I ever intended on using your company again." It was truly a sad experience, until I bought from you!
I, too, am writing because when I opened the package, which got to the house in good condition, I noticed a letter inside stating my membership and the card was enclosed. When I looked for the card it was not in the package received from you. I would be grateful to your sending me the card so I can activate my membership online, ASAP! I hope I may receive some time in the near future from you.
Thanks for the "incredible experience of my buying from you..."
Thanks so very much for the stellar service I received with my initial order! My order was received accurately and within 24 hours even though it was during holiday season. I (and especially my client) can't thank you enough and will share my experience often.
I wanted to e-mail you guys and compliment your staff on excellent service. Very fast and professional from start to finish. Made sure everything was correct and I appreciate it. I will make sure all my future notary needs are obtained from American Association of Notaries. Very pleased with my purchase. Thank You
Shaun B. Morton
It amazes me how fast you get my orders out. Most places I’ve waited a couple weeks just for the Item to be shipped.
Thank you for sending the supplies so promptly. I look forward to my membership with you
Thank you for all of your help! I received my seal, embosser, and journal this afternoon (Friday) and all look correct.
Have a signature day!
Thank you for the quick turnaround on my recent order. Your web site was easy to use, the instructions for ordering were easy to follow, the payment process was flawless, and I received my order within five days. I appreciate it all.
Just completed the course over the weekend. Thanks for offering it! It will be a nice supplement to my legal academics.
Thank you for your prompt response to my request. I have theWestern Surety documents (the rider and POA). Your service has been excellent. I shall use your company in future and will highly recommend your firm to whomever I can. Thank you again for your excellent service.
Shop Our Illinois Notary Supplies
Our notary stamps conform to Illinois notary law requirements and are manufactured in-house using only the highest-quality materials.Shop
All of our Illinois notary seal embossers are laser engraved and require minimal effort to produce sharp raised notary seal impressions.Shop
The AAN is one of the nation's top providers of quality notary supplies. We offer a lifetime warranty on all of our notary supplies.Shop
Our notary journals are easy to use and conform to Illinois notary laws. Every notary supplies order includes a free e-notary guide.Shop
Informational Illinois Notary Articles
How to Become an Illinois Notary:
Compared to other states, Illinois has few eligibility requirements to become a notary. The process is simple and affordable (from $30.00) for a four-year Illinois notary term. To become a notary in Illinois, you must:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Be a U.S. citizen or an alien admitted for permanent residence
- Be a resident of Illinois for at least 30 days
- Be able to read and write the English language
- Never had a notary public commission revoked
- Never been convicted of a felon
If you meet these qualification requirements, follow the steps below to become an Illinois notary.
Complete an Illinois notary application. We will guide you step-by-step through the application process. Click here to start the application.
Purchase a four-year $5,000 Illinois notary bond (required by Illinois law). This bond protects the public from errors made by the notary and cost only $30.00 for a four-year term. All of our Illinois notary bonds come with a four-year, $5,000 notary errors and omissions insurance policy at no additional cost to you. Click here to purchase the notary bond.
Mail your Illinois notary application to the Secretary of State’s Office. We will email you the application along with the completed and signed notary bond section. Complete the application, take the oath office before another notary, and mail the application to the state along with a copy of your driver’s license and a $10.00 filing fee.
Pickup your Illinois notary commission certificate from the county clerk's office. The Secretary of State will notify you by mail when your application is approved. The office will also provide you the address of the county clerk’s office to record and receive your Illinois notary commission certificate. This is the final step to become an Illinois notary.
Purchase a notary stamp and a notary journal. Illinois notary law requires that all notaries use a rectangular inked stamp to authenticate all notarial acts they perform. Only notary stamps with black ink color is allowed. All of our Illinois notary stamps are made in-house and come with a life-time warranty. No questions asked! Click here to order a notary stamp and a record book.
Illinois 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 Illinois.
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