Commissioner for oaths and notary publics are officials that can administer statutory declarations, affidavits, oaths and affirmations.

Notary publics can also notarize and certify documents.

Some professionals are designated commissioners and notaries by virtue of their profession like lawyers and judges, but people outside these professions can apply to become a commissioner for oaths or notary public.

Commissioner for oaths

To apply for appointment as a commissioner for oaths you must:

  • be over 18 years old
  • be a resident of Alberta
  • have no criminal record

Appointments are issued under the Notaries and Commissioners Act by Alberta Justice and Solicitor General.

Commissioner for oaths must comply with the standards in the:

Apply

To get an application to become a commissioner for oaths, email Official Documents and Appointments at official.documents@gov.ab.ca.

Notary public

To apply for appointment as a notary public you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be a resident of Alberta
  • have no criminal record
  • Canadian citizen / permanent resident
  • meet certain eligibility requirements

Read the Application Process and Review Criteria (PDF, 29 KB) for more information about the eligibility requirements.

Appointments are issued under the Notaries and Commissioners Act by Alberta Justice and Solicitor General.

Notary publics must comply with the standards in the:

Apply

To get an application to become a notary public, email Official Documents and Appointments at official.documents@gov.ab.ca.