Every new notary must fill out the DocVerify online application to get activated in the system as part of the initial setup. The setup application is for DocVerify only, and your respective commissioned state may also have applications, classes, certifications, etc., that you may have to go through before signing up with DocVerify.
The setup is a basic check to make sure the notary is who they say they are, and it also includes everything a notary may need to electronically notarize documents such as stamps, seals, e-journals, and if the state requires it an optional digital certificate. There is a setup fee, and additional fees may apply for the digital certificate depending on its requirements.
Notaries are not required to have a paid edition when going through the setup, but once activated the notary will need to have a paid edition to e-notarize documents.
How do I become an e-notary?https://www.docverify.com/Support/CommunityForum/tabid/237/ctl/PostEdit/forumid/16/postid/54/action/edit/mid/804/Default