Pearson VUE, the state’s notary exam vendor, has extended exam authorizations to December 31, 2020 for any notary candidate whose exam-authorized status expired or will expire from March 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020.
Pearson VUE has opened its testing centers in the following counties which were placed in the yellow phase on May 15:
Pearson VUE has exam sites open in the following Pennsylvania counties:
Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Venango, and Warren.
Every Pennsylvania notary applicant whose Pearson VUE exam-authorized status expired on or after March 1 and did not take or pass the exam, will be re-authorized for another six months after the Pearson VUE-centers re-open.
Pearson VUE, Pennsylvania’s notary exam provider, has closed all its testing centers as of March 16, 2020 for at least 30 days.
They will provide instructions for scheduling new appointments on or after April 16th.
You can reschedule your exam starting on April 16 and beyond, if conditions allow. Remember, you have six months from the time you are authorized to sit for the exam to successfully pass the exam. The Department of State will work with individual notaries to extend testing authorization as warranted.
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Let’s clear up the confusion about renewing notaries and the notary exam.
If you begin the reappointment process at least six months before the end of your current commission, which includes completing the three-hour education requirement and getting your application into the Department of State within six months of your current commission expiration date, you WILL NOT have to take the Pearson VUE notary exam.
If you do not finish the application process (not getting sworn into office within 45 days from the date your new commission begins), you will have to start the reappointment process all over again … and that means you will have to take the Pearson VUE notary exam.
Do not wait until the last minute to renew your commission. Start the process at least six months in advance of your current expiration date and follow through with the reappointment process by taking the oath of office within 45 days from the date your new commission begins.