Statutory Examinations

The Notary Education Program culminates in a Statutory Examination, comprised of several components. Applicants must successfully pass these components before being eligible to be commissioned in the Supreme Court, become a member of the SNPBC, and practice as notaries in British Columbia. 

The list of practice areas to be examined and the methodology of the assessment:

  1. Personal Planning: Oral and Practical
  2. Residential Conveyance: Oral and Practical
  3.  Notarial Procedures Written Component, including topics:
    Personal Planning, 
    Statutes, and
    Professional Practice.

The dates of the components, as approved by the Board of Examiners is:

  1. Personal Planning Oral/Practical – January 23 & 24, 2023
  2. Conveyance Oral/Practical -February 2 & 3, 2023
  3. Written components – March 7 & 8, 2023

Score required to successfully complete the examination is:

Passing score – 70%

Written components shall not be more than three (3) hours in length.

Pandemic planning and consideration

The written components are currently scheduled to be held in the offices of the SNPBC.  All applicants, examiners, and visitors will be subject to the SNPBC Vaccination Policy.

This information is provided in compliance with section 2(3) of the amended Notary Regulation.  

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