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Notary seminars planned

The Pennsylvania Association of Notaries will hold several educational seminars this month for Altoona area notaries and motor vehicle agents.

The seminars will be held at the Hampton Inn, 180 Charlotte Drive.

PAN’s First Time Notary Seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 14. It is state-approved and fulfills the three-hour mandatory education provision for new notaries.

The Everyday Notary Challenges Seminar will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. the same day, and is offered in conjunction with the First Time Notary Seminar. This seminar focuses on problem documents and serves as an exam prep for the notary examination required as of Oct. 26, 2017.

A Notary Reappointment Seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 15. It will fulfill the state’s educational requirement for reappointed notaries. It covers all the new aspects of the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts, which became effective on Oct. 26, 2017, including the notary appointment pro­cess, identifying your customers, changes in notary equipment and the new notary act — witnessing or attesting a signature.

The cost for each notary seminar is $69.

PAN’s Motor Vehicle course basic seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16. It is required training designed for new motor vehicle agents and their employees who have one year or less of motor vehicle paperwork experience in Pennsylvania. The cost is $145.

Pre-registration is required for all seminars. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

The Pennsylvania Association of Notaries is a membership-based notary organization specializing in state-approved notary and motor vehicle education. It offers step-by-step guidance on how to become a notary and renewing a notary commission. The association’s customer service representatives answer more than 200 questions every day from Pennsylvania notaries.

For more information, call PAN at 800-944-8790 or visit its website at www.notary.org/Education.

PAN’s Facebook and Twitter pages can be accessed via a blog at http://blog.notary.org.

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