For those students who need just the notary exam-either preregister with MiraCosta College Community Education, or pay at the door. A six-hour approved course must be completed before you are eligible to take the notary exam. Cooperative Personnel Service will register you for the exam from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. The exam will be from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. You wil need the following in order to take the exam: a $40 check made payable to “Secretary of State," a current CA driver‘s license with photo or state-issued ID card, a 2" x 2" color photo of yourself and two #2 pencils. If you took your notary class online, you MUST have your certificate of completion with you. Fingerprints are required after you pass the exam.