How to Obtain Your Digital Certificate
Before you become an electronic notary on any remote notarization
platform, you’ll need to obtain a digital certificate. This is the
means by which you’ll sign the document. This digital certificate
attaches to the signed document and ensures the document is tamper
evident (i.e. any changes you make to the document after signing will
Follow the steps below to learn how to obtain a digital certificate.
What you’ll need before you start:
Social security number
Debit card or credit card
Your notary commission information
(If you have an ONC subscription plan) Your voucher information
STAGE 1: APPLYING FOR YOUR CERTIFICATE
Start our application:
Visit IdenTrust to begin the application.
- Read and review the steps provided on the page.
If you have a subscription plan with Online Notary Center, include the voucher code we
gave you next to “Voucher.” If you have the standard plan and do not have a code,
leave the voucher blank.
- Under “Program Affiliation,” select “*MY PROGRAM IS NOT LISTED.” Click NEXT.
On the next page, fill out your personal information.
NOTE: For your name, make sure that the name you put matches your commission
For example, if your commission includes your middle name, include your middle
name in this application.
NOTE: Similarly, for your address, make sure that you put your home address,
even if you are becoming an eNotary for your employer.
This is for identification purposes. If your name does not match your commission,
and your address does not match your home address, you may not be able to use your
Create an account password. Make sure to keep your password in a secure location, so
that you can access your account later on.
Choose 3 security questions and answers. Make sure to keep the answers in a secure
location, so that you can access your account again if you forget your password.
- Click NEXT to complete your application.
- Click YES to confirm the information you’ve put is true.
Pay for your application
If you did not receive a voucher, provide your payment information. If you did receive
a voucher, skip to the next step.
On the page Subscriber Agreement, read through the Subscriber Agreement and Privacy
- Click the checkbox to agree, and then click SUBMIT APPLICATION.
- On the page Congratulations!, click FINISH.
Verify your email
Go to your email inbox. IdenTrust will have sent you a verification code. Copy the
code you received and then go to this link from your email:
Paste the code into the box “Verification Code.” Add your password in the Account
Password box, and then click NEXT.
Congratulations! You’ll be taken to a page showing what stage your application is in.
You may now securely log out. You will receive an email about your certificate once
your application has been approved.
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Fri 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (PST)
We are not lawyers or attorneys, and do not give any legal advice.
Please check with your own attorneys, advisors, or document recipients
if you have any unanswered questions about your documents.
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