Any resident citizen or alien of the state, 18 years of age or older, can be appointed a notary public in and for the parish in which they reside provided that they meet the requirements established by Louisiana Law.
Notary applicants must be qualified by the Secretary of State’s Office and, unless licensed to practice law in Louisiana, must complete the Notary Exam Pre-Assessment as well as take and pass the state notary exam. The pre-assessment is online and must be completed before an applicant can register for the state notary exam. The pre-assessment is mandatory but only needs to be taken once. The state notary exam is given at least twice a year.
The next Louisiana Notary Public Examination will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2023, and on Saturday, May 27, 2023. Register now for our notary exam preparation course or click here for more information on the exam from the Louisiana Secretary of State.