Start a new career or part-time business and earn additional income! Acquire the knowledge and skills to pass the State Notary Public Exam and become a California Notary Public. Materials Fee: $25 payable to instructor in class for textbook and handouts. State Notary exam is administered at the end of class. Bring two #2 pencils, State approved ID (driver's license or passport, must be currant, not expired) 2x2 color passport photo and a check for $40.00 made payable to the "Secretary of State." Test proctors do not accept cash or credit cards. California Notary Academy is a California state approved vendor of notary education. Passport photos and live scans are also offered on the day of class for an additional fee.