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Secretary of State Mark Hammond to Offer Free Notary Public Seminars Across South Carolina

Thu, 07/20/2023

(Columbia, SC) — This fall, Secretary of State Mark Hammond will be offering seven free regional notary public seminars for South Carolina notaries and those interested in becoming a notary. 

These seminars will also provide introductory information on electronic notarization.

South Carolina notaries are public officials who serve as impartial witnesses and protect against fraud. Once commissioned, it is the responsibility of the notary to maintain the level of training necessary to perform the duties of the position as required by law.  The full text of South Carolina’s notary public law can be found on the State House Website.  The South Carolina Electronic Notary Public Act is available online as well. 

All seminars will begin promptly at 6:00 PM and should conclude by 7:30 PM.  Doors will open at 5:00 PM.

Florence County
Monday, August 14, 2023

Francis Marion University
McNair Science Building
Chapman Auditorium #12
4822 E. Palmetto St., Florence, SC 29506

Charleston County
Monday, October 2, 2023

Trident Technical College, Thornley Campus
Building 920, Salon F
7000 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston, SC 29406

Sumter County
Monday, August 28, 2023

Jasmine Hall, Sumter County Parks and Recreation Building
235 N. Purdy St., Sumter, SC 29150

Greenville County
Monday, October 16, 2023

Greenville Technical College, Barton Campus
Building 104
University Transfer (UT) Auditorium
506 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville, SC 29607

Lexington County
Monday, September 11, 2023

Midlands Technical College,
Airport Campus Academic Center Auditorium
Room 116
1260 Lexington Dr., W. Columbia, SC 29170

Lancaster County
Monday, October 30, 2023

County Council Chambers
County Administrative Building
101 N. Main St., 2nd Floor, Lancaster, SC 29720

Horry County
Monday, September 25, 2023

Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Conway Campus, Building 1100B
Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium
2050 Hwy 501, Conway, SC 29526


PLEASE NOTE THAT NOTARIES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO ATTEND A SEMINAR.  Furthermore, these seminars do not satisfy the educational requirement for registration as an electronic notary public.  The notary public seminars are intended to provide general information on South Carolina law governing notarization and notaries public, in addition to a brief introduction to electronic notarization.   

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.  If you are unable to attend a seminar in person, please take advantage of the South Carolina Notary Public Reference Manual and the Notary Webinar found on the Notaries page of our website.

For additional information, please visit the Secretary of State’s website at or contact the Notaries Division at


Shannon A. Wiley, General Counsel & Public Information Director
Office Phone: (803) 734-2170 ● Email: