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Of course you'll need your notary commission that you will get through your County Clerk. Depending on when you get your application in it can take a few weeks to get your commission approved and ready for you to pick up. You will need a bond before you pick up your commission that you can get from the NNA or just about any insurance company. In Tennessee you will need a $10K bond, which is about $50 for your 4 year term. I recommend getting at least $25K E&O insurance as well but that's not something you need to do right away.
Other supplies you'll need is your notary seal - I prefer the slim round stamp, a notary journal - I prefer the electronci notary journal from NotaryAct. Before I found the conveniece of using an e-journal I used the hard cover Modern Journal of Notarial Events that you can get from notary.net for around $30. I also like the hard cover notary journal, it can be use to sign documents on top of, if you are signing outside and there's no table - you won't need to carry a clipboard in your bag.
It's a good idea to get a fingerprint pad and keep in your bag, also. Keep wipies too that way if you take someone's thumbprint for your journal they can wipe their thumb off afterwards.
Once you want to start doing loan siginings you'll want to have a good dual tray laser printer. I prefer the Brother HL-6200DWT.
A good portable scanner to get is the Epson ES-300W you want to make sure the scanner you get is direct connect so you can connect to it if you don't have
If you want to get into Online Notarizations (RON) the platform I recommend is SIGNiX
Monochrome laser printer HL-L6200DWT prints both letter and legal size using dual trays. Offers mobile printing and wireless network. This is the number one printer used by Notary Signing Agents. I personally have four of these printers!
The Epson ES-300W is a small portable wireless scanner. I've used this scanner for years and it's my go-to scanner! I use it more than the scanner in my office because it's so convenient.
This scanner has direct connect so you can connect it wirelessly to your smartphone when your on the go! It'll save all your files to the epson document scanner app where you can download them to your files or email the documents directly to title.
You can also get a carry case from Amazon that fits this scanner & cord perfectly.
Here is the link to the carry case: https://amzn.to/48vNiQx
A paper shredder is another necessity for a loan signing agent. You can't just toss old documents in the trash with people's personal information on them! A cross-cutting shredder meets security P-3 standards. You can buy one that will shred less sheets at a time, if your on a budget.