Completion of the Notary Education Program takes roughly 2 years. The total cost is approximately $25,000.
Generally there are a number of phases to become a notary.
1. Master of the Arts in Applied Legal Studies
Begins each September, the program is an 18 month program . Delivered and administered independently by SFU. Please click here for more information regarding the MA ALS program.
2. British Columbia Notary Education Program
Delivered and administered by the Society, in person and in the Society education centre. The NEP is delivered as an in-person program and attendance is required. Applicants living outside of the Lower Mainland must be prepared to travel and secure their own accommodation for in-person training sessions, which will be held in Vancouver. The program starts in January and including the required mentoring concludes at the end of April. In person classes take place in January and April. Mentoring may take place in February and March.
3. Mentoring Requirement
Mandatory mentoring with an approved BC Notary is a requirement of the NEP. Applicants must complete 250 hours of mentoring.
4. Statutory Admission Examinations
Applicants must successfully complete the required statutory examinations. More information about the examinations may be found here.