SOURCE: National Notary Association

March 06, 2006 06:00 ET

Free Electronic Notarization Symposiums Available to Pennsylvania's Notaries

National Notary Association Offering Free Symposiums Throughout Pennsylvania. Classes to Provide Training for Newly State-Approved Electronic Notarization Technology

CHATSWORTH, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 6, 2006 --As momentum continues to grow for Pennsylvania's groundbreaking launch of Electronic Notarization, the National Notary Association (NNA) today announced that it will offer a series of free Electronic Notarization symposiums that will instruct Pennsylvania Notaries on how they can become a state-approved Electronic Notary and how to notarize electronic documents.

As of January 31, the Department of State has authorized all qualified Pennsylvania Notaries Public to perform notarizations on electronic documents, which are then recorded digitally by participating Pennsylvania county recorders of deeds. Electronic Notarization allows for safe, secure notarial transactions while reducing costs associated with examining and storing traditional paper-based documents.

Developed and taught by the NNA, each three-hour seminar will teach Notaries how to comply with new rules and laws governing Electronic Notarization, and will provide valuable information on how to register as an Electronic Notary and obtain and use an Electronic Notary Seal.

"The National Notary Association is committed to eNotarization's long-term success for Pennsylvania's Notaries and businesses," said NNA Executive Director Timothy S. Reiniger. "As part of this commitment, we are pleased to offer these symposiums at no cost to all Notaries Public in Pennsylvania."

The NNA's Electronic Notarization symposiums will be held throughout the spring and summer in cities across Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Allentown, Altoona, Reading, Wilkes-Barre and York.

"We look forward to working with the NNA in order to make Electronic Notarization a standard practice for Notaries in all of Pennsylvania's 67 counties," said Steve McDonald, CPA, Lancaster County Recorder of Deeds. "These symposiums will empower Notaries throughout Pennsylvania with the information needed to participate in this groundbreaking area of electronic commerce."

For more information on the NNA's free Pennsylvania Electrionic Notarization symposiums, or to register, please visit www.nationalnotary.org/training or call (toll free) 1-800-US NOTARY (1-800-876-6827).

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