Section 1, Module 1
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Official Signature

Notaries must sign their official signature as it appears on their seal. For example, if the notary’s name is “John Doe” on the notary’s seal, he signs “John Doe” and not “J. Doe”.

Your signature must always be signed the same way as you signed when you filed a copy with the clerk of the circuit court. Failure to sign the same way you registered your official signature could result in the rejection of the document and be considered a failure to authenticate.

When you sign a document you must always have your printed name and commission expiration date placed below your signature.

HINT: Sign your name exactly like it is printed on your notarial seal and exactly the same way each