Secretary of State Mark Hammond is offering eight free regional notary public seminars this summer and fall for all South Carolina notaries and those interested in becoming a notary.

The Lexington County seminar will be held August 27 at the Midlands Technical College, Airport Campus.

Doors will open one hour prior to the 6 pm start time. The seminar will conclude by 7:30 pm. It will be held in the Academic Center Auditorium at 1260 Lexington Drive at the Traffic Circle, West Columbia.

Once commissioned as a notary public, it is the responsibility of the notary to maintain a level of training necessary to perform the duties of the position as required by law. These seminars will address state laws governing the duties and responsibilities of notaries. In addition, the seminars will provide information how notaries can avoid pitfalls related to the unauthorized practice of law.

The full text of the notary law can be found at

Notaries are not required to attend a seminar. Attendees are welcome to register for and attend any notary seminar convenient to them regardless of their county of residence or the location of the seminar. If you are unable to attend a seminar in person, you can participate in a  webinar found at