Q: Do the tutorials listed in the Member Portal count toward the three hours of required notary education?
A: PAN created the tutorials as a way to help our members learn about the new notary public law – RULONA. The Department of State determines what is covered in the three hours of mandated notary education. The Department requires a specific set of topics to be included in the workbooks, PowerPoint presentations, and other resources used in the live seminars and online course. Once an education vendor’s course and materials are state-approved, a certificate of approval is conveyed to the vendor. Only state-approved education fulfills the three-hour education mandate. PAN’s tutorials are offered only as a service and resource for our members.
Q: I am switching to a RULONA-compliant journal for my own ease of use. What do I do with my current register (especially since it isn’t full)?
A: Put your old register away in a safe place, even though it is not full, until you resign your commission or retire as a notary. Then, turn your registers and journals into your county’s Recorder of Deeds office.