LSU Continuing Education

Notary Public


LSU Continuing Education offers an excellent Notary Public Preparatory Course. This course prepares you for the state exam which is administered by the Secretary of State’s office. Most classes meet in the evening from 6-9 p.m.

The fee includes the Notary Public Study Guide. You will be responsible for purchasing the most current edition of the Louisiana Civil Code. The instructor for the course is Mr. Dan Schaneville. He is an attorney who has taught the notary course for more than 15 years with excellent results.

To become a notary in the state of Louisiana:

  • You must be 18 years of age.
  • You must be a registered voter in the Parish in which you want to practice as a notary
  • You must be of upstanding moral character, and will have to have two people sign an affidavit to that effect.
  • You cannot be a convicted felon.
  • You must go to the Secretary of State's web site at to find out about the application deadlines for the parish in which you will be taking the exam. You are responsible for completing the application process which may require you to begin now.

If you take the LSU notary course, sit for the exam, and are not successful, you can retake the course one time, free of charge. You will have to show proof that you took the exam and were unsuccessful. This offer is based on available seating in the class and you are responsible for paying for any increase in tuition and textbooks.

If we have to cancel the class for reasons beyond our control, we will notify you and give you a full refund.

You can register online or you can register by mail, by printing the registration form (PDF) and mailing it with the course fee to: 

LSU Paralegal Studies Program
Continuing Education
1225 Pleasant Hall
Baton Rouge, La 70803

To register by fax, using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express, fax the form to LSU Paralegal Studies at 225-578-6761.

If your employer wants to be invoiced for your tuition, please attach a letter on company letterhead, to your registration form, authorizing us to invoice the company.