National Notary Association

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The National Notary Association is an American nonprofit organization at 9350 De Soto Avenue, Chatsworth, California, which provides education to and about notaries public. [1]


Originally the California Notary Association, it was established in 1957 by Raymond C. Rothman to support California Notaries Public with educational resources and tools to better perform their roles in society. In 1964, the California Notary Association expanded to become the National Notary Association (NNA). With this expansion came new services including seminars, the telephone “Hotline” and the NNA annual conference.

In 1973, the National Notary Association collaborated with Yale Law School to create the Uniform Notary Act, which was revised and updated again in 1984 and 2002. It was again updated in 2010 and published as the Model Notary Act. More than 40 states have adhered their laws to parts of the Model Notary Act.

The National Notary Association is also responsible for the Notary Public Code of Professional Responsibility, which was first published in 1998.

The association is sometimes listed as a source of information by state agencies responsible for notaries.[2] [3] [4] [5]


  1. ^ National Notary Association, History of the NNA, (Chatsworth, CA: National Notary Association, 2010).
  2. ^ New Jersey Division of Revenue, Notary Public Manual, (Trenton, 2003), Reference Sources section.
  3. ^ Delaware Department of State, Notary Public Organizations, (Dover, 2010).
  4. ^ New Hampshire Secretary of State, Notaries Public, (Concord, n.d.).
  5. ^ Montana Secretary of State, Notary Schedule, (Helena, 2010).

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