PAN has opened an afternoon Notary Reappointment Seminar on Wednesday January 29, 2020 for Lancaster notaries. The seminar will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Country Inn and Suites, 2260 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602, with sign-in beginning at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $69. To pre-register, please call PAN at 1-800-944-8790 Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or visit our website at www.notary.org/Education.
The Wilkes-Barre seminars on March 24 & 25th have been moved to March 3 & 4th
First Time March 3, 2020
Reappointment March 4, 2020
We apologize for any inconvenience.
PAN’s Basic Motor Vehicle Seminar and our Advanced Motor Vehicle Seminar scheduled for February 11 and 12 in Pittsburgh have been cancelled. We regret the inconvenience.
There are two Wills for Heroes events in Allegheny County in October in need of volunteers:
- Saturday, October 12, 2019, Monroeville Public Safety Training Center, 2465 Johnston Rd., Monroeville, and
- Saturday, October 19, 2019, Ross Township Municipal Center, 1000 Ross Municipal Dr., Pittsburgh 15146
They are asking notaries to volunteer to execute wills and powers of attorney. Notaries would work a three-hour shift: 9 a.m. to noon; or 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. However, the organizer is flexible if anyone can only volunteer a limited amount of time. Four people are needed for each time slot for each day.
To volunteer, please send your name, email address and phone number, along with what day/time you would like to volunteer to: Lauren Michaels, [email protected] or call her at 570-706-5844.
PAN has cancelled the First Time and Everyday Notary Challenges seminars scheduled in DuBois on September 17, 2019. PAN’s Notary Reappointment Seminar, on Sept. 18, remains open.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
An Ohio Senate bill designed to expedite the notary public options and provide uniformity for the application process goes into effect later this month, leading Logan County Clerk of Courts Barb McDonald to close the window for filing applications through her office.
People in Ohio who want to become notaries or want to renew their commissions will have until Friday, Sept. 6, to file with McDonald’s office. She set the deadline so that her staff could complete the work prior to Sept. 19, the day clerks of courts across Ohio will lose authority to do so.
Moving forward, notary public applications will be handled through the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office. It will cost more to become a notary and there will be education requirements for new applicants and renewals.
Justin Dinovo, president of Citizens Federal Savings and Loan Association, said the law will require institutions such as his to plan six months to a year out to make sure the staff has the necessary notaries.
“The application and renewal processes are a little more expensive but when it’s spread over a five-year period it’s not that much. There are 88 different ways to handle notary applications and renewals. This bill streamlines it.”