License & Permit Bonds

How to Become a Notary Signing Agent


Did you know that there are notaries that specialize in handling and notarizing loan documents? Those notary signing agents work in closing loans for the mortgage finance industry. Signing agents can earn income from notarizing loan documents and ensuring that completed loan packages are returned to the lender in the time required.

So how do you become a notary signing agent? First, you have to be a notary public in the state in which you’re hoping to become a notary signing agent before becoming a notary signing agent. Then, it is a good idea to get NSA certified and have your background screened to meet the requirements for certain title and signing services. A training course is next in line. Then promote yourself on notary signing agent databases, and watch the jobs come in.

Note that some states restrict or limit notaries public from working as notary signing agents. Others include additional licensing requirements. Visit to find information on your state or learn more about becoming a notary signing agent.

Before you can become a notary signing agent, of course, you have to be a notary public in the state in which you hope to become a notary signing agent. Many states require a notary to purchase a surety bond prior to becoming a notary public within that state. A notary bond allows an individual to notarize the truth of an event and provides protection for the public.

So where can you instantly purchase a Notary Surety Bond?

Colonial offers the direct and digital way to obtain a notary bond. We are the insurance company — which means no agent, no broker, and no middleman. The steps are easy — get a quote online, fill out your information, and enter your payment method. Your bond will be ready for print instantly. It’s that simple!

A notary bond is reasonably priced and easy to obtain. You may notice that with other insurance agents and middlemen, your premium rate will fluctuate and include additional hidden fees and costs. Colonial offers our lowest possible rate. Premium is based on the amount of the bond required by the state requiring the bond.

It is important to understand how surety bonds work, and who is the insurance company issuing your bonds. It is easy to obtain a notary bond when you deal directly with a quality insurance company licensed to write surety bonds. Colonial is an A (Excellent) rated insurance company by A.M. Best that has been incorporated since 1930. We are Treasury listed, and licensed and admitted in all U.S. states and territories.