Online Notary

Remote Online Notary

BECOME RON TO EARN FROM HOME ON YOUR SCHEDULE

Becoming a Remote Online Notary (RON) allows you to complete notarizations conveniently from the comfort of your home, without you or your customers exposing yourselves to COVID-19. Remote notarization also allows you to work more efficiently, serve more customers, and reduces your expenses like printing and travel. Existing notary publics in good standing can apply to become a Remote Online Notary or RON. This includes civil-law notaries appointed under Chapter 118 and Commissioner of Deeds appointed under Part IV or Chapter 721.

RON Packages

Each package includes your bond (required by the State of Florida), your E&O Insurance to protect against financial liability, and the required two-hour online RON education training course. The State of Florida requires that you maintain RON-specific E&O Insurance with $25,000 coverage. You must purchase the package that will cover you throughout your current commission.

The Application Process

After you complete the Online RON Education Training Course successfully, you’ll receive your Certificate of Completion, which you’ll email to RON@Cynanotary.com to receive your application, bond, and E&O forms. The State of Florida requires the following documentation and payment with your RON application. This information is also provided on the individual Bundle Package pages when you order and will be available on your application. The state will contact you when your application is approved.
PLEASE NOTE: Your RON will expire with your current commission.

A la Carte

Bonds, E&O Insurance, and the training course can be purchased separately. You must purchase the bond that will cover you throughout the remainder of your current commission. The State of Florida requires that you maintain RON-specific E&O Insurance with $25,000 coverage.

Do you still need to take the RON Course?

Frequently Asked Questions:

A remote notary is a legally commissioned notary public who is authorized to perform online remote notarizations after the completion of an application and training requirements.
CLICK HERE to view all the duties and responsibilities of online notaries.
  1. You must be an existing notary public, a civil-law notary appointed under chapter 118, or a commissioner of deeds appointed under part IV of chapter 721. If you are not a Florida Notary Public, CLICK HERE.
  2. Complete the RON training course.
  3. Purchase a RON $25,000 notary bond and a separate $25,000 E&O insurance
  4. Partner with DocVerify, our RON service provider.
  5. Pay the $10 state registration fee
  6. Submit your application to the Department of State for approval.
State requires a separate $25,000 E&O policy to cover RON claims specifically. Your current E&O bond will not cover RON claims.
After you have purchase the RON package and passed your training course, we will email you the RON Bond and E&O forms to be submitted to the Department of State. To complete the application process:
  1. Print and sign the Bond and application.
  2. Include the required documents. Please note that you MUST send a photocopy of your Notary Commission Certificate.
  3. Write the name of your RON service provider.
  4. Get your form notarized.
  5. Include an initial fee of $10 payable by check to the Florida Department of State.
  6. Mail the application to: Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations, PO Box 6327, Tallahassee, FL 32314 or in person or courier service to: 2415 North Monroe St., Suite 810, Tallahassee, FL 32303. There is an initial fee of $10 payable by check to the Florida Department of State.
To apply to be an online notary public, you must first have a contract with a company that will provide you with the technological support needed to perform online notarizations. This company must provide you with technology to:
  • be used in attaching or logically associating an electronic notarial certificate, signature and seal to an electronic document
  • be used in conducting identity proofing and credential analysis
  • to store and maintain a recording of the video and audio conference of the online notarization session
Some options include SIGNiX, NotaryCam, DocVerify and Notarize.
Your remote online notary public commission expires with your notary public commission. In your application you are required to provide the dates of your current notary public commission and expiration. These must match those on file with the Secretary of State. Your online notary public registration will run concurrently with your existing notary public commission and will expire on the same day, regardless of when the online notary public registration was filed. Should you successfully reapply to be a notary public, you will then be allowed to reapply to be an online notary public.
Session 1 (15 minutes long)
  • Introduction
  • Remote Online Notary Definitions
Session 2 (20 minutes long)
  • Part I - Qualifications and Requirements for Registration
  • Part II - Technology
  • Part III - Confirming Identity of the Principal
  • Part IV - Authority to Perform Online Notarizations
  • Part V - Relation to Other Laws
Session 3 (25 minutes long)
  • Part VI - Qualifications
  • Part VII - Performance of Notarial Acts
  • Part VIII - Notarial Certifications and Jurats
Session 4 (20 minutes long)
  • Part IX - Supervising the Witnessing of Electronic Records
Session 5 (20 minutes long)
  • Part X - Document Management and the RON Service Provider
  • Part XI - Final Information
Test
We can notarize your application remotely for $15. If you'd like this service, please CLICK HERE to purchase the option.
If you've misplaced your Commission Certificate, you can order a new one from State. CLICK HERE to start the process.