Notary classes offered at SUNY Oswego’s Phoenix and Syracuse centers

OSWEGO — SUNY Oswego’s Division of Extended Learning will offer a workshop for people interested in preparing for the state’s notary public test, with the first opportunity in August and repeat sessions in September, November and December.

The sessions will take place at two locations, SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center in the Oswego County Industrial Park in Phoenix and SUNY Oswego Metro Center in downtown Syracuse.

The first workshop is 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 7, at SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center, adjacent to Exit 14 of Route 481.  The center will host another session of the notary training from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 10.

Sessions at SUNY Oswego Metro Center in the Atrium building on Clinton Square will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 11 and again from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 13.

Al Piombino, an expert in the field and author of “How to Take and Pass the NYS Notary Examination,” will deliver each workshop.

“The workshops are designed to be an interactive learning environment,” said Tammy Anderson, Phoenix Center contract manager. “Al Piombino is a highly rated instructor who shares his expertise while using a wonderful sense of humor and a dynamic speaking style to help students prepare for the notary exam.”

Concepts and procedures are presented in an engaging and clear manner. Piombino uses plain English and avoids legal jargon while teaching the workshop. Examples are provided throughout the training to best prepare attendees.

“Notary Public Handbook: A Guide for New York,” a reference guide/textbook by Piombino, is included in the $99 tuition fee. To register, or for more information, visit