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 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 Procedure 1 Written Component, including topics:
    Conveyance, and
    Personal Planning.
  4. Notarial Procedure 2 Written Component, including topics:
    Statutes, and
    Professional Practice.

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

  1. Personal Planning Oral/Practical – January 24 and 25, 2022
  2. Conveyance Oral/Practical – February 3, 4 and 5, 2022
  3. Written components – March 8 and 9, 2022

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.

The Board of Examiners will make a determination as to whether the written examinations will take place in person, in the Society office not later than January 14, 2022. The decision will be based on guidance from the Public Health Officer.

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

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