Certified Signing Agent vs. Notary Public

Certified Notary Signing Agent:

A Certified Notary Signing Agent receives training to handle loan documents and is hired by lenders and title companies as an independent contractor for the final phase of the loan process. They print loan documents, meet signers to notarize their signatures, and return documents promptly for processing. They also follow specific instructions from the hiring entity, such as faxing documents or using designated mailing services for secure paperwork returns.

Notary Public:

A Notary Public is an Governor appointed official designated to act as an unbiased observer in official acts to prevent fraud in document signings, called notarizations or notarial acts, which are essential in legal transactions. A Notary verifies the identities of signers, ensures their willingness to sign without coercion, and confirms their understanding of the document or transaction. Some notarizations may include the signer swearing an oath to affirm the document's accuracy under penalty of perjury. Common documents requiring notarization include property deeds, wills, and powers of attorney.


The main difference between a Notary and a Notary Signing Agent is their area of expertise. Notaries deal with various documents, while Signing Agents specialize in home loan documents.Both Notaries and Notary Signing Agents need a standard Notary commission, but NSAs must also pass a background check and yearly exam for certification.

What sets me apart from the others is that I am BOTH, a Certified Notary Signing Agent and a Notary Public! 

2023 Florida Notary Statute