Becoming a notary

The path to becoming a notary is divided into three stages: a law degree, apprenticeship in a notary's office for 18 months (six months of which can be done in parallel with the last year of university), and the open competition run by the Ministry of Justice.

You may enter the competition up to a maximum of three times. For the successful candidates, based on the ranking achieved, the Ministry of Justice assigns a location at which the new notary is obliged to open a practice within 3 months.

Contrary to what is often claimed, the notarial function, therefore, cannot be transmitted to one's children and the proof of this is that 82.5% of notaries are not the child of a notary.