Sec. 20800.5 - Proof of Completion

ยง 20800.5. Proof of Completion

(a) An approved vendor shall issue proof of completion to a notary public applicant or notary public upon completion of an approved course of study, as provided in subdivision (c).

(b) An approved vendor shall ensure that only a person who has completed an approved course of study receives proof of completion, as provided in subdivision (c). If a notary public applicant or notary public fails to be present during any portion of an approved course of study, the approved vendor shall not issue a proof of completion to the notary public applicant or notary public, and the notary public applicant or notary public shall not receive credit for the time in which he or she was present.

(c) Proof of completion shall consist of a certificate signed by an approved vendor or an employee, agent, instructor, contractor, or subcontractor of an approved vendor, which contains the following information:

(1) The name of the approved vendor as it appears on the certificate of approval issued by the Secretary of State for the approved course of study.

(2) The name of the notary public applicant or notary public who completed the approved course of study.

(3) The type of photograph identification, identification number, expiration date, and state or country of issuance of the documentation establishing the identity of the notary public applicant or notary public who attended and completed the approved course of study.

(4) The date the notary public applicant or notary public completed the approved course of study.

(5) Whether the proof of completion is for a three-hour or six-hour course of study.

(6) The following statements: (A) proof of completion shall be valid for a period of two (2) years from the date of issuance; and (B) proof of completion must be attached to the notary public application when submitted to the Secretary of State.

(d) Proof of completion of an approved course of study shall be valid for a period of two (2) years from the date of issuance. If proof of completion is submitted to the Secretary of State more than two (2) years after the proof of completion was issued, the Secretary of State shall notify the notary public applicant or notary public that the proof of completion is not valid and instruct the notary public applicant or notary public to complete an approved course of study and submit a valid, current proof of completion to the Secretary of State.

(e) Proof of completion submitted to the Secretary of State with a notary public application shall not be returned to the notary public applicant or notary public.

(f) If a notary public application is submitted without proof of completion or proof of completion is submitted without a notary public application, the Secretary of State shall return it to the notary public applicant or notary public with notification of the deficiency.

(1. New section filed 5-3-2005; operative 5-3-2005 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2005, No. 18).)

Note: Authority cited: Sections 8201.2 and 8220, Government Code. Reference: Sections 8201 and 8201.2, Government Code.

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