Everything You Need to Become an Illinois Notary, All in One Place

Welcome to the American Association of Notaries. Since 1994, we've helped hundreds 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:

Notary Training -
We teach you how to perform your notarial duties according to notary law, which will reduce your liability.

Illinois Notary Bonds and Insurance -
to protect the public and you!

High Quality Illinois Notary Stamps and Notary Supplies -
at a savings of 40% or more with a lifetime replacement guarantee!

The Illinois Notary Application Process -
simple, cost effective, and worry-free!

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Notary Stamps

Our notary stamps conform to Illinois notary law requirements and are manufactured in house using only the highest-quality materials.

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Notary Seals

All of our Illinois notary seal embossers are laser engraved and require minimal effort to produce sharp raised notary seal impressions.

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Notary Supplies

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.

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Notary Books

Our notary journals are easy to use and conform to Illinois notary laws. Every notary supplies order includes a free e-notary guide.


Informational Illinois Notary Articles

What Are the Authorized Duties of a Notary in Illinois?

Illinois notaries public are individuals of proven integrity who are appointed by the Illinois Secretary of State for a four-year term. Their purpose is to serve as public officials and unbiased witnesses to the signing of important documents.

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How to Become a Loan Signing Agent in Illinois

An Illinois loan signing agent (LSA)—also referred to as a notary signing agent (NSA)—is a notary commissioned in Illinois who guides customers through the complicated loan signing process. LSA/NSA are duly commissioned notaries public trained to present loan documents for signing, perform all necessary notarizations, and return the executed documents to the closing agent for processing.

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How to Become a notary in Illinois:

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 felony

If you meet these qualification requirements, follow the steps below to become a notary in Illinois:

  1. Complete an Illinois notary application. We will guide you step-by-step through the notary application process. Click here to start the application.

  2. Purchase a four-year $5,000 Illinois notary bond (required by Illinois law). This bond protects the public from errors made by the Illinois 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.

  3. Mail your Illinois notary application to the Secretary of State’s Office. We will email you the notary application along with the completed and signed notary bond section. Complete the application, take the notarial oath before another notary, and mail the application to the state along with a copy of your driver’s license or state ID card and a $15.00 filing fee.

  4. Wait to receive your notary commission certificate. Once your application is approved the Secretary of State will mail your Illinois notary commission certificate to your home address. This is the final step to become an Illinois notary.

  5. 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 are 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.

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Important Notice:

We are prohibited by law from selling or disclosing any consumer information except as authorized by Section 176.240(e). Complaints regarding the notary course provider may be directed to the Secretary of State’s Index Department at:

111 E. Monroe St.
Springfield, IL 62756
Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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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