ABOUT THE NOTARY EXAMINATION
The notary examination is administered in one five-hour sitting. Applicants will read scenarios that are typical of notarial practice in Louisiana. Each scenario is accompanied by a library of documents referenced in the scenario. Applicants respond to multiple-choice items drawn from the content of the scenarios and based on information in the official study guide for the Louisiana Notary Public Examination—Fundamentals of Louisiana Notarial Law and Practice—published by the Secretary of State. The examination measures an applicant’s critical and practical understanding of Louisiana notarial law and practice, including specific notarial acts and related instruments. In brief, it measures the applicant’s ability to comprehend and apply the information in the study guide.
Applicants are permitted to bring the 2021 edition of Fundamentals of Louisiana Notarial Law and Practice into the testing room and reference it during the examination. Note the substantive information in earlier editions are no longer applicable to informed and accurate practice. Using any reference materials other than the 2021 edition of the study guide is considered an act of cheating and constitutes ground for dismissal from the text.
To pass the examination, the applicant must correctly answer at least 75% of the items. Post-test statistical analysis of exam items, however, may provide a basis for adjusting the passing score.
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