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Informed Notaries of Maine, Inc., a private nonprofit organization founded over 20 years ago to educate notaries in this state, sponsors a series of educational events on a variety of topics such as: wedding instructions/tips, updates on Maine notary law, signing agent/mobile notary information, identification techniques, etc. In addition to the sponsored events, Informed Notaries of Maine provides valuable and necessary training to Maine Notaries Public via other avenues, such as:

Adult Education Classes – A list of upcoming notary adult education classes may be found at the Maine Adult Education Portal. Once on the page, you can search by topic, instructor, or location.

Workshops

Small regional or topic specific workshops are sometimes held in various regions throughout the state. INM will also hold workshops for employees at their place of work at the employers request. We also may combine several different workshops within one event listing – this enables us to secure a venue for an entire day and provide a workshop in the morning and a workshop in the afternoon [check out the “extravaganza” listings below that will provide educational trainings for either the wedding workshop, mobile notary workshop, notary 101, and notary refresher workshops!]
The workshop schedule shown below includes the following:

  • September Extravaganza’s – Wedding Workshop & Notary Refresher Course: follow the link below for more details and to register!

Conferences – Each year, usually the third week in April, INM holds a one-day educational conference. The conference includes a variety of topics such as: wedding instructions/tips, an update on Maine notary law, signing agent/mobile notary information, identification techniques, etc. INM varies the location of the conference to try and make it accessible to all Maine notaries, the conferences have been held from South Portland to Orono. You can find information on any upcoming conference by viewing the conferences page.

Newsletter – All members of INM receive a quarterly newsletter containing educational articles and tips on how to perform a variety of tasks. Members also share their experiences to help others understand and be able to work through some of the difficulties they may encounter. You can access the newsletters, once you are logged in.

Publications – INM publishes the tools you need to practice your notarial services; as well as, the Wedding Kit [a source of wedding information, including sample ceremonies, marriage and renewal vows certificates]. For a complete list of INM publications and supplies, you can visit our SUPPLIES page.

Resources – For a list of helpful links please visit our Resources page.

Sponsored Events – INM varies the location of these educational events to try and make it accessible to all Maine notaries.

Currently, the registration [fee structure] for these educational events are:
(subject to change at the discretion of the board)

2-Hr Workshops
$30 Members
$35 Non-Members

Half-Day Workshops/Conferences
$35 Members
$50 Non-Members

Full-Day Workshops/Conferences
$65 Members
$75 Non-Members

As class sizes are sometimes limited [or do not allow walk-ins]
— pre-registration is recommended —
so please be sure to register early for these events!

Registration for our educational events can be processed several ways:

**Online via our website using a major credit card through PayPal (you do not need to be a member of PayPal to use this online service);
**Send an email to INM Member Services: MemberServices@informednotariesofmaine.org;
**Complete Registration Form and mail it to INM with the appropriate payment. Payment in the form of a check or money order should be payable to INM.

Mail to: INM, PO Box 707, Auburn, ME 04212-0707


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** Notary and Wedding Supplies will be available for purchase at most workshops**

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Vendors interested in participating in these events
should contact the INM President for details and registration.
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Currently Scheduled Events

Check out the Training Calendar for upcoming trainings! You can also select specific categories from the Training drop down menu above (workshops, conferences, etc.).


 


Workshop Policies:

  • SPECIAL ASSISTANCE – Anyone requiring special assistance (this including dietary needs [for full-day events that provide a meal]) must contact Member Services at least two weeks prior to the event to allow time for arrangements to be made. There are three ways to contact us with your request and we will connect with you to confirm receipt of your message and status of your request, they are as follows:
    • Call our voicemail system at: (207) 619-0806 and leave us a detailed message;
    • Send an e-mail to INM Member Services detailing your specific request;
    • Send us a message online via our Contact Us page detailing your specific request.
  • PRE-REGISTRATION – The registration cut-off date is seven (7) calendar days before workshops and fourteen (14) calendar days before annual conference unless otherwise noted.
  • LATE REGISTRATION – Registrations after the cut-off date or at the door [if allowed] will pay a $10 late fee.
  • REFUND POLICY –

    **If a Notary Public registers for any INM sponsored event, such as a workshop or conference, and cancels his/her registration prior to the event, and before the registration cut-off date, a full refund will be issued.
    **If a Notary Public registers for any INM sponsored event, such as a workshop or conference, and cancels his/her registration prior to the event, and after the registration cut-off date, no refund will be issued.
    **If a Notary Public registers for any INM sponsored event, such as a workshop or conference and INM cancels the event, the Notary will be given a full refund of the registration fee paid.
    **If a cancellation occurs due to no fault of INM at the time of the event or after the event has started, a partial refund will be issued. The partial refund will be 70% of the registration fee paid. The 30% of the registration fee retained will be for payment of the administrative costs incurred to process the event registrations.
    **In the event that a refund decision is disputed, a written request of the dispute must be submitted to the Executive Committee no later than thirty (30) days from the time of notice of refund decision.