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Pennsylvania's Notary Public Law

From Education and Examination to a New Notary Act

And Everything Else In-Between

RULONA, Pennsylvania’s notary law, became effective on October 26, 2017, and fundamentally changed the way in which Pennsylvania notaries fulfill their notarial duties.

PAN has created a variety of resources, including a free white paper covering all aspects of RULONA that Pennsylvania notaries need to know and follow. We also have exclusive information for our members on our website under the Member Portal, including a RULONA Overview Course, tutorials on identifying your customer, certified or attested copy or deposition, verification on oath or affirmation, a notary examination prep study guide, witnessing or attesting a signature, among others. In addition, there are RULONA Reference Sheets, handy guides on various RULONA topics that are downloadable and printable.

PAN members with questions about RULONA should call or chat with our Customer Service Department at 1-800-944-8790, Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or email us at pan@notary.org.

Pennsylvania's Notary Public Law (RULONA)

Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts

Some of the changes instituted by RULONA include new and shorter wording for three notarial acts, and a new notary power (witnessing or attesting a signature). Additionally, what was once identified as an affidavit is now known as a verification on oath or affirmation. Journals that require more entries have replaced registers; notary stamps have changed; and three hours of notary education is now required for ALL Pennsylvania notaries.

To learn more about RULONA, PAN encourages you to download the free white paper "RULONA – Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts – What Changed for Pennsylvania Notaries."