PAN has received a lot of questions about the notary examination required by the Department of State. One such question is about the $65 exam fee. The notary exam is given by Pearson VUE, a company that specializes in providing online testing for a wide variety of occupations.
The notary applicant will receive an email with approval to register for the exam, once the State has received and approved their notary application, received a copy of their education certificate and the $42 fee (this fee is included with a PAN membership).
The notary applicant will be instructed to go to the Pearson VUE web site to schedule their notary exam. Upon scheduling the exam (testing location, date and time), Pearson VUE will require payment of the $65 exam fee. This fee goes directly to Pearson VUE and does not involve PAN in any way.