Glossary of Notary Public, Mortgage, Signing Agent, and Loan Signing Terms.
Phonetics: ap·point·ment \ə-'pȯnt-mənt\
Each state in the United States appoints individuals to become notaries. Some states require a test, while others require involving background checks. One appointed to be a notary can not be designated a signing agent by the state. However, a notary can study to become a signing agent by enrolling in a signing agent class.