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Glossary of Notary Public, Mortgage, Signing Agent, and Loan Signing Terms.

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Phonetics: cer·tif·i·ca·tion    \,sər-tə-fə-'kā-shən\

Function: noun

Formal proof, generally in the form of a certificate verifying that something is genuine or true, such as title to a property. Many notary websites offer signing agent certification which proves that the notary has some basic knowledge of loan signing and the documents common to loan packages.

Definition 1:
A certificate of title is one type of certification. Many companies and attorneys specialize in title searches so that they can find the certificate of title

Definition 2:
Signing Agent Certification is another type of certification. Many notary directory websites offer their own signing agent certification. Each company will have a different preparation text and a different examination. Some agencies have open book tests with no time limit. 123notary's certification test is only six and a half minutes long and is online. The time limit is intended to make sure the test taker really knows the answers inside out, and is not looking anything up. With that type of time pressure, the test taker will not have time to look up any answers, hence, forcing them to know their basics, and know the basics well.

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