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Notary Signing Agent Code of Conduct

The purpose of The Notary Signing Agent Code of Conduct (Code) is to enable signing agents to operate according to the highest standards of practice expected of like professionals in the settlement services industry.

The Code may serve as a tool to guide and educate not only signing agents, but also contracting companies employing signing agents and any users of their services. Widespread implementation of the Code will reduce fraud and litigation. Any signing agents’s adherence to the Code’s provisions brings confidence that he or she is acting in accord with the highest standards of the vocation. Widespread adherence to the Code will engender heightened respect and recognition for signing agents.

The Code is not intended to be static and unchangeable. As the duties and responsibilities of signing agents evolve over time, the SPW will update the Code to address these and other developments.

Download the Notary Signing Agent Code of Conduct (2016 Update) (PDF)

Download the list of changes to the Notary Signing Agent Code of Conduct (2016, PDF)