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Secretary of State Offers Free Notary Public Seminars Across South Carolina


(Columbia, S.C.) Secretary of State Mark Hammond is offering seven free regional notary public seminars this summer and fall for all South Carolina notaries and those interested in becoming a notary.  These sessions offer a reminder that the 2014 legislative session brought many critical improvements to the law regulating South Carolina notaries public. 

It is critical to understand the duties and responsibilities of notaries under the law. The key function of a notary is to protect citizens against fraudulent activity. Once commissioned as a notary public, it is the responsibility of the notary to maintain a level of training necessary to perform the duties of the position as required by law. These seminars will address state laws governing the duties and responsibilities of notaries. In addition, the seminars will provide information how notaries can avoid pitfalls related to the unauthorized practice of law.

Attendees are welcome to register for and attend any notary seminar convenient to them regardless of their county of residence or the location of the seminar.

Doors will open at 5:30 pm on the day of the seminar; seminar will begin promptly at 6:00 pm; seminar will conclude by 7:30 pm.

Lexington County
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Midlands Technical College, Airport Campus
Academic Center Auditorium
1260 Lexington Dr. at Traffic Circle, West Columbia

Greenville County
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Greenville Technical College
TRC Building, 102 Auditorium
506 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville

York County
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
York Technical College, Baxter Hood Center, Barnes Theater
452 South Anderson Road, Rock Hill

Horry/Georgetown Counties
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Horry Georgetown Tech. College, Conway Campus
Sharples Student and Community Life Complex
2050 Highway 501 East, Conway
Building 1100-C, Room 303

Dorchester County
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
County Council Chambers
500 North Main Street (use Cedar Street Entrance), Summerville

Charleston County
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Trident Technical College, Main Campus
Building 920 7000 Rivers Avenue, College Center, Charleston

Beaufort County
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Beaufort County Council Chambers
County Government Complex, Admin. Bldg.
100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort

Contact: Renee S. Daggerhart
(803) 734-0629