Notary Public Exam
|35 Firemen's Memorial Drive, Pomona, NY 10970 [get directions]|
Rockland Country Fire Training Center
Exam Procedures (July - December 2016)
You can register for the exam at the test center, on the day of the exam. Refer to the schedule below to find the most convenient location, date and time for you to take any upcoming exam. Exam schedules are updated in January and July of each year.
Seats are limited and assigned on a first-come/first-served basis. If you are late, you will not be admitted into the exam.
What To Bring
Test Center Policies
All applicants will be thumb printed prior to taking the exam.
Cellular phones, beepers and any other electronic devices MUST be turned off during the exam.
Dictionaries, books, other reference materials, large bags and briefcases are not allowed at the test center. Do not bring these materials to the test center as there is no place to store them.
Eating, drinking or smoking is not permitted at the test center. If you bring food or beverages, you will be asked to dispose of them before entering the test center.
Visitors, guests and children are not permitted at the test center.
Any person found using notes, books, or other aids; giving or receiving help; removing examination materials or notes from the test center; causing a disturbance or engaging in practices contrary to the rules of proper examination conduct will be dismissed from the test center. Any decisions regarding disciplinary measures will be made by the Exam Supervisor at the Department of State.
You must correctly answer at least 70 percent of the questions to pass the exam. However, all exam results are reported as either passed or failed; you will not get a numerical score.
You will be notified by mail as soon as your exam results are available. Results are not given over the phone, so please do not call Licensing Services for them.
If you pass the written exam, you will receive a notice in the mail. Apply by submitting your application form and license fee. (Complete application details are provided in the application form instructions.)
If you fail the written exam, you will receive a notice in the mail. You may retake the written exam on another date and time of your choice.
Examination results are only valid for a period of two years.
About the Exam
Exam topics include: law, general terms and information related to the duties and functions of a notary public, as outlined in the "Notary Public License Law" booklet available from the Division of Licensing Services.
Applicants will be allowed 1 hour to complete the test. The allotted time begins at the conclusion of the instructions.
Walk-In Examination Schedule