IPEN in Nevada – A Guide

Are you a notary in Nevada looking to up your game? In-person electronic notarization, or IPEN, just might be your answer. Every day, more  organizations are taking advantage of digitizing official records.

Currently, Nevada allows electronic notarization (IPEN) and remote online notarization (RON). And, BlueNotary meets the State’s standards for both!

IPEN in Nevada

What is In-Person Electronic Notarization (IPEN)?

In-Person Electronic Notarization is a modern approach to the traditional notary process. It combines benefits of face-to-face interaction with the efficiency of technology.

Simply, it’s traditional notarization gone paperless. Both the notary and signer must be physically present in the same location, so electronic notarization hugely differs from remote online notarization. Know the difference!

Electronic notarization is in-person and notarial act procedures remain the same. Personal appearance is a requirement. So is verifying the identity of the signer and completion of the notarial certificate by affixing the notary’s electronic signature and seal to it.

Currently, both RON and IPEN require specialized courses in Nevada.

Who can perform in person electronic notarization?

Only notaries commissioned by the Nevada Secretary of State have authorization to perform In-Person Electronic Notarization (IPEN) in Nevada.

These notaries must meet certain requirements to obtain their commission, including being a legal resident in the state, completing training and passing an exam to maintain good standing as a notary public.

Even in a digital environment, the notarization process must remain secure and legally compliant with state laws and regulations. Over the years, IPEN has become a valuable tool in the notaries’ arsenal. It enables them to carry out duties with improved efficiency and convenience, all while facilitating secure electronic transactions.

To be approved by the Secretary of State to perform IPEN a notary must comply with the following:

  1. Be a Nevada Appointed Notary Public in good standing
  2. Select a Nevada-Approved Electronic Notary Solution Provider
  3. Obtain an Exemplar from an Electronic Notary Solution Provider. You can do this on BlueNotary!
  4. Complete State of Nevada Electronic Notary Public Couse & Exam

How to choose an electronic notarization provider

The first step is understanding your specific needs and requirements as a notary. As always, consider factors like user-friendliness, cost-effectiveness, integration capabilities. It’s also important to review regulatory compliance too.

Arizona maintains a list of state approved providers. BlueNotary is currently listed as an approved RON provider and is pending being added to the IPEN provider list. Currently, BlueNotary meets all Arizona state IPEN standards.

Don’t shy away from talking with fellow notaries, either. They can share valuable insights! Jump in and connect via BlueNotary’s Facebook group; Four thousand notary members and growing daily!


IPEN is a convenient way to get important documents notarized while keeping up with the times. It reduces time and cost of traditional methods, given the digital copy of the document.

On BlueNotary’s secure platform, we have a secure, encrypted network infrastructure. Users can confidently obtain an electronic notarization! We provide a safe online option to sign and store documents.

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