SUNY Oswego Offers Preparation for Notary Test in Syracuse, Phoenix

SYRACUSE — SUNY Oswego’s Division of Extended Learning will offer a morning workshop on preparing for the notary examination Feb. 25 at the Phoenix Center and Feb. 26 at the SUNY Oswego Metro Center and at other sessions throughout the year.

Alfred Piombino, author of “Notary Public Handbook,” among other texts, will lead the workshop from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at each location.

The author and expert said that a court ruling last year held employers responsible for ensuring that the notaries they employ have sufficient training. The Illinois Appellate Court case potentially affects notaries and employers of notaries nationally.

“It’s always been advisable that employers have their notaries go through a training process instead of just taking the test,” Piombino said. “This case found employers are liable, which can hurt financially. In light of this, a training program is a great way for a company to protect itself and also to have better informed notaries.”

Other notary training sessions at SUNY Oswego’s Phoenix Center will run 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 30, Sept. 17 and Nov. 18, and also 6 to 9:30 p.m. June 10.

Other notary training, all 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the college’s Metro Center in the Atrium on Clinton Square in Syracuse will be April 29, June 11, Sept. 16 and Nov. 19.

Piambino’s reference guide/textbook is included in the $99 tuition fee.

“The workshops offer an interactive learning experience,” Metro Center Director Jim Jerose said. “Al Piombino is a gifted 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.”

To register, or for more information, visit or call the Metro Center at 399-4100 or the Phoenix Center at 934-4900.