Notary? Here are 5 Steps to a Proper Notarization
This great article is from the National Notary Association‘s Notary Bulletin:
Step 1: Require personal appearance
Step 2: Scan over the document
Step 3: Verify your signer’s identity and screen for willingness and awareness
Step 4: Record your journal entry (some states require or strongly recommend a record of all notarizations)
Step 5: Complete the notarial certificate
Remember: never give legal advice!!
You can read about these steps in much more detail, along with other resources you may need for each step here: 5 Steps to a Proper Notarization
Are Journals required in Florida?