Vermont, in the United States, is about to implement a continuing education requirement for notaries public. A one-hour course, which could be pre-recorded video, would satisfy this, and any topic related to notarization would be OK. I am interested in taking education in digital signatures to satisfy the requirement.
Ideally, the education would be free, online, and offer a completion certificate that states the amount of time needed to complete the education. Is anyone aware of education that fits this description?
Edit in response to question by fgrieu:
The exact continuing education requirements are still being formulated (even though the education must be completed by 31 January 2023). I received an email from a Vermont deputy secretary of state indicating that the requirement will be flexible, and virtually anything related to notarial practice will be acceptable.
Vermont has passed, with slight modifications, the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts including 2021 revisions. That has the definition
(3) “Electronic signature” means an electronic symbol, sound, or process attached to or logically associated with a record and executed or adopted by an individual with the intent to sign the record.
The grant of authority to perform electronic notarial acts is accompanied by a requirement that tamper-evident technology be used:
(a) A notary public may select one or more tamper-evident technologies to perform notarial acts with respect to electronic records.
Of course there is a requirement that notarial acts be associated with a notarial certificate, and that the notarial certificate be signed by the notary. See the text near
Subsection (a)(2) – The certificate must be signed and dated by the notarial officer.