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Posted - 07/07/2012 :  6:16:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Texas does a background check for my commission. I did one when i first became a CSA by whomever the NNA uses. Also in my 'real job' I work on an international airport. That's a very intense background check. My SS's know all of this so I should be good. But if I ever needed a PRINTED copy it'd be 4 years old from NNA. And I don't think I need to spend a ton of $ to get a new one. I know I saw some very reasonable pricing somewhere in the forums.

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Posted - 07/07/2012 :  5:50:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit TGS1985's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I wouldn't bother unless you are finding yourself with many questions regarding the loan packets and/or you're ending up making a lot of mistakes on signings.

Certifications are for life and so once you have it you're good, unlike notary commissions. That said, if you do decide to take a certification course from the same or another company you're probably going to pay full price again.

Also, I see you mentioned background screening. If your state doesn't require you to pass a background check with the FBI and/or DoJ every renewal of your commission then you should definately get background screened. However, if your state does then don't waste your money. Most (good) companies will wave the requirement if you inform them that your state requires a background check with the state and/or federal governement.

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Edited by - TGS1985 on 07/07/2012 5:51:15 PM
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Posted - 07/07/2012 :  06:24:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I became a CSA in 2007 by the NNA. My affection for them is WAY OVER, but it is where I got started. I've been working since then, some times more than others. I list myself as a Signing Agent, but I have NOT re-certified. Talking to some other notaries, neither have they.

Should I re-certify?
Is there a re-certify course or just take the whole thing again?

I have been looking into expanding my business. No one has asked for my certificate. And now I'll go research the background screening. I know I saw a forum about it somewhere in here....

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