Mandate of Society

The Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia regulates the profession in the public interest by:

  • Seeking to ensure that members provide services to a high standard thereby maintaining the integrity of the profession;
  • Selecting, educating, and examining the suitable prospective applicants to become notaries;
  • Establishing requirements for professional continuing development and identifying emerging trends that may require mandatory education; 
  • Establishing standards of knowledge, skills, and proficiency in all matters relating to the lawful practice of the profession of Notaries Public;
  • Establishing and regulating ethical standards;
  • Inquiring into complaints and concerns and when appropriate conducting discipline hearings; and
  • Cooperating with other agencies, bodies, and regulators to advance legal services to members of the public.
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