To become a UPS notary, file a notary commission application in your state, obtain insurance and a bond, pick up your notary certificate, order a notary stamp and file a job application for a UPS notary position. This process generally takes one or two months, and requires photo identification and proof of state residency.
- Complete a notary commission application
Obtain a notary commission application from your state, and read it thoroughly. The application contains important, state-specific information about the required documents and credentials applicants must provide. These vary by state. Fill out the application, and submit it.
- Obtain the required bond or insurance
Obtain errors and omissions insurance. As of 2014, a minimum of $25,000 is needed. This protects you in the event that you are sued by a client for making a costly error. Many states also require notaries to obtain bonds of up to $15,000, as of 2014. Bonds directly reimburse clients who suffer financial losses due to notary errors.
- Attend the swearing-in ceremony
When you receive notification that your notary commission application has been approved, schedule your swearing-in ceremony. Although notaries are appointed at the state level, most swearing-in ceremonies take place at county courthouses. At the end of the ceremony, notaries receive their seals and commission certificates.
- Purchase your stamp and embosser
Check your state's regulations for information regarding your notary stamp and embosser. Some states require notaries to use both, while others accept only one.
- File a job application for a UPS notary position
File a job application for a notary position with UPS. Be prepared to present your commission certificate or other proof of your notary status.