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Secretary of State Mark Hammond to Offer Free Notary Public Seminars Across South Carolina

Wed, 06/15/2022

(Columbia, SC) — This fall, Secretary of State Mark Hammond will be offering seven free regional notary public seminars for all South Carolina notaries and those interested in becoming a notary.  In addition to covering the duties of notaries public, the seminars will provide introductory information on electronic notarization.

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.  

The full text of South Carolina’s notary public law can be found on the State House Website.  The South Carolina Electronic Notary Public Act is available online as well. 

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

Richland County
Monday, September 12, 2022
Richland Library Main, Auditorium
1431 Assembly St.,
Columbia, SC 29201


Charleston County
Monday, October 17, 2022
Trident Technical College,
Thornley Campus
Building 920, Salon F
7000 Rivers Ave.,
North Charleston, SC 29406


Greenwood County
Monday, September 19, 2022
Greenwood County Library,
American Veterans Auditorium
600 Main St. S.,
Greenwood, SC 29646


Greenville County
Monday, October 24, 2022
Greenville Technical College,
Barton Campus
Building 102, SSC Auditorium
506 S. Pleasantburg Dr.,
Greenville, SC 29607


Cherokee County
Monday, September 26, 2022
Cherokee County Administration Building,
Conference Room 211
110 Railroad Ave.,
Gaffney, SC 29340


York County
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
York County Council Chambers,
Government Center Building
6 S. Congress St.,
York, SC 29745


Horry County
Monday, October 3, 2022
Horry-Georgetown Technical College,
Grand Strand Campus, Building 600,
Thomas C. Maeser Auditorium
950 Crabtree Ln.,
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577



NOTARIES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO ATTEND A SEMINAR. Furthermore, these seminars do not satisfy the educational requirement for registration as an electronic notary public.  The notary public seminars are intended to provide general information on South Carolina law governing notarization and notaries public.

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 the South Carolina Notary Public Reference Manual and the 2020 Virtual Seminar found on the Notaries page of our website.

For additional information, please visit the Secretary of State’s website at or contact the Notaries Division at