From the Eyes of a NPA Member at the NASS 2022 Summer Conference
What an incredible experience it was to attend the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) 2022 Summer Conference held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As a member of the Notary Public Association, engaging in activities with NASS members enriched my position as founder/CEO/Online courses designer of the Cyber Notary Virtual Training Academy (CNVTA) during the primary elections season and cybersecurity education.
NASS, NPA, and CNVTA.
The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) has been around since 1904. It is considered the oldest nonpartisan professional organization for public officials that fosters cooperation in the development of public policy, issues of interest relate to voting procedures, voter turnout, business services, electronic government, securities, and government archives. The 2022-2023 NASS President is New Jersey’s Secretary of State: Honorable Tahesha Way. NASS is a non-for-profit organization headquartered in Washington D.C. NASS’ official website is https://www.NASS.org
After almost a century of its existence, the National Association of Secretary of States founded the Notary Public Association (NPA) in 1998. As a staff Section of NASS, the NPA deals with improving the function of notary public administrator offices, advancing the office of notary public through education, promoting notary best practices, and reviewing notary law. This very important section of NASS also keeps under the loop electronic notarization, Remote Online Notarization, and Apostille/Authentication. Members of the NPA fully commit to the advancement and continued support of the notary public field. Notary Public Administrators, Notary Associations, and Industry Members come from all over the United States. New NPA members are welcome all year round. NPA’s official website is https://www.npa-section.com
As a committed professional to the notarial service and notary education specializing in Remote Online Notarization, I decided to visit the NPA’s official website. A couple of weeks later, I filled out the application form and I, along with my first Notary business and cyber champion, NotaryNow LLC, became a member of the NPA. It did not take long to realize that the Cyber Notary Virtual Training Academy (CNVTA) fit well in this honorable membership led by notary public administrators. CNVTA was founded in 2019. Its focus is in Remote Online Notarization training, RON State Specific consultation, and RON certification. Providing tools that go beyond the knowledge of RON platform utilization, make CNVTA’s certified RON notaries trusted and more capable of handling simple to complex online notarization requests as well as complying with their State RON laws, and applying cyber-awareness during RON transactions. CNVTA’s official website is https://www.CNVTA.club
2022 NASS Summer Conference
Now that you know about NASS, NPA, and CNVTA, you will have a better understanding of the importance of this NASS conference held nearby the tallest Capitol building in the nation.