Notary public workshop slated

GLOVERSVILLE — A notary public workshop will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday at the Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2 N. Main St. The instructor will be Victor Bujanow, who has been a practicing notary public and notary signing agent for over 25 years, according to a news release.

This workshop prepares those interested for the New York state notary public test and will provide a comprehensive view of the notary public office.

Confusing laws, concepts, and procedures will be explained and clarified. Examples will be provided to illuminate situations that a notary public officer is likely to encounter. The topics include avoiding conflicts of interest, maintaining professional ethics, charging proper fees, handling special situations, when to defer to an attorney, and minimizing legal liability, the news release stated.

This workshop is a must for notary public candidates to become fully aware of the authority, duties and responsibilities in involved in this office.

All materials will be provided including website links to New York State Department of State licensing information, booklets and forms.

Also featured is an 80-question practice exam which attempts to emulate the actual New York state mandatory exam, the news release stated.

There is a discount for Chamber members, but the class is open to the public, the news release stated.

Bujanow has also been teaching insurance and real estate licensing as well as continuing education courses at several New York state colleges, including Fulton-Montgomery Community College, the news release stated.