About Notary Academy

about Notary Academy

An indispensable training program for notaries of all levels of experience.

With over 20 years of expertise, Notary Academy continues to offer education to commissioned notaries in California and anyone training to become a CA notary. Why after becoming a notary? It’s simple: Education is never-ending, and that includes your notary education.

There are dozens of companies that support notary training, but not many that are dedicated to notary expertise once they’ve received their commission. That’s what we’re here for.

We provide an opportunity for notaries to increase their knowledge of notarial law, rules, and regulations via online training as well as opportunities to get their questions answered via our Lifeline Services.

Notary Academy is a California Secretary
of State approved vendor.

Kimberly Sennett

Kimberly Sennett


Kimberly Sennett is the owner and co-founder of Notary Academy. She co-founded the business in 2020 after she saw a growing need for training for California Notaries. As the California ambassador to Loan Signing System, she mentors over 4000 notaries in the state.

Additionally, Kim through her private signing business and her National signing service, Seal the Deal, LLC, has completed over 10,000 loan signings. Kim has a passion for helping others and through Notary Academy, she loves to pay it forward and see signing agents and notaries achieve excellence in all they do.

Lara Tessadri

Lara Tessadri


TOP INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL Lara Tessadri has been a leader in the industry for over 20 years.

Lara got her start as a Mortgage Loan Processor and Loan Originator in 2001 and has subsequently emerged as one of Northern California’s most detailed and sought-after Loan Signing Agents.

Lara is currently the Loan Signing System Ambassador for Northern California and owns and operates a highly successful nationwide signing service, NotaryZoom Signings and co-owns the groundbreaking Notary Academy. Additionally, Lara has been a member of the National Notary Association and has held a California Notary Commission since 2008.

Angela Frame


Angela has served California as a notary public and loan signing agent since 1997. 
As a former instructor for notaryclasses.com since 2010, she has taught and 
mentored thousands of notary students in the California 6 hour course and Loan 
Signing Courses. 
For the past 25 years, Angela has built a very successful notary 
business and has a great passion to share her knowledge and support with the 
notary community. 

Samantha Betanzos

3-Hour Renewal Course Instructor

Samantha Betanzos was a mortgage processor, licensed real estate agent/loan officer, and loan signing agent in the early 2000s. After completing her BA in Psychology at SDSU, Samantha left the industry to work with a non-profit, moving up quickly to supervise a department dedicated to helping the community. One of Samantha’s major roles was to provide training to social workers and case managers throughout San Diego county. When the non-profit agency lost their government contract in 2013, Samantha moved to Hemet and opened a home-based business providing mobile notary services, tax preparation, document translation and now, training California Notaries Public. Knowing how many people can be affected by a notarial error, knowledge of law and best practices are Samantha’s top priority.


What people are saying

"I've been a member for months and it is such a helpful group! So much good info in the videos!"
Sara Muir
"The mentors of this group are super knowledgeable about CA notary law and loan signing. They provide the added value of a lifeline, which allows notaries to call with in-the-moment questions for assistance during a live signing. I found a rare gem in this group!"
Angela Brooks
"If you want to become a great Loan Signing Agent you're in the right place. Both owners are Loan Signing System Ambassadors for Calif. I've been with them for the past 6 weeks and have gained the self confidence to take on new challenges. I'm not embarrassed to ask questions. Both are caring and will help you day or night. The group are polite and help when they can."
Erin Green
"These ladies have been my life saver. I know for a fact I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for them. Their devotion to help others is priceless."
Cheryl G.

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