What is a Notary Signing Agent?
A Notary Signing Agent is a Notary Public who is hired as an independent contractor by either a real estate lender, a closing agent (i.e., a title or escrow firm), or a signing service to ensure that loan documents are delivered to and signed by a borrower, then notarized as necessary and returned for processing in a timely manner. **A Notary Signing Agent is very different from a closing agent. Closing agents prepare and complete documents and perform other tasks needed to complete real estate transactions. Signing agents do not draw up documents, disburse funds or provide title abstracts - they serve as impartial witnesses for signings.
New York Department of State Exam
New York Department of State exam given every Wednesday. Also anyone can take the class, however every person appointed as notary public must, at the time of his or her appointment, be a citizen or permanent resident alien of the United States and either a resident of New York or have an office or place of business in New York State.
For more information, visit the Department of State Exam Link