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Test topics include law, general terms and information related to the duties and functions of a notary public. Notary qualifications vary by state. California, Colorado, North Carolina, and Oregon require completion of an educational course and a notary test. Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Louisiana, and Maine require a test but no education for notaries. Nebraska, New York, and Utah also require a test only. Other states require neither a test nor education.