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Secretary of State Offers Free Notary Public Seminars Across South Carolina

Tue, 06/22/2021

(Columbia, SC) — Secretary of State Mark Hammond is offering seven free regional notary public seminars this summer and fall for all South Carolina notaries and those interested in becoming a notary.

The full text of the notary law can be found on the State House Website.

Notaries public hold an important position of responsibility. Once commissioned as a notary public, it is the responsibility of the notary to maintain a level of training necessary to perform the duties of the position as required by law. These seminars will address state laws governing the duties and responsibilities of notaries. In addition, the seminars will provide information how notaries can avoid pitfalls related to the unauthorized practice of law.

All seminars will begin promptly at 6:00 PM and should conclude by 7:30 PM. Doors will open at 5:00 PM.

Lexington County
Monday, August 30, 2021
Midlands Technical College, Airport Campus
1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia, SC 29170
Academic Center Auditorium, Room 116
Horry County
Monday, October 4, 2021
Horry Georgetown Technical College, Conway Campus
2050 Highway 501 East, Conway, SC 29526
Building 1100, Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium
Beaufort County
Monday, September 13, 2021
City of Beaufort Council Chambers, City Hall
1911 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
2nd Floor
Aiken County
Monday, October 18, 2021
Aiken Technical College
2276 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville, SC 29829
700 Building, Amphitheater
Charleston County
Monday, September 20, 2021
Trident Technical College, Thornley Campus
7000 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406
Building 920, Salon F
Greenville County
Monday, October 25, 2021
Greenville Technical College, Barton Campus
506 South Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29607
Building 102, Student Success Center (SSC) Auditorium
York County
Monday, September 27, 2021
York County Council Chambers
Government Center Building
6 South Congress Street, York, SC 29745


NOTARIES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO ATTEND A SEMINAR. Attendees are welcome to register for and attend any notary seminar convenient to them regardless of their county of residence or the location of the seminar.  If you are unable to attend a seminar in person, please take advantage of our 2020 Virtual Seminar found on the Notary page of our website.

*All attendees should follow the below guidelines while attending any of the in-person notary seminars:

  • Masks and physical distancing are no longer required on most campuses/facilities where our seminars will take place. While masks are no longer required, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still recommends continued use of face coverings or masks for those who are unvaccinated.  
  • Each attendee may choose whether to wear a mask except while visiting campuses/facilities where mandates and COVID-19 protocols remain in place.
  • Frequently wash hands or use hand sanitizer when it is not possible to wash your hands.

For more information on how to protect yourself and others against COVID-19, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, please visit How to Protect Yourself & Others | CDC.*