The Virginia notary should apply to the Secretary of the Commonwealth for commission as an electronic notary. Included in the application should be a description of the technology to be used to notarize the electronic documents and a certificate of compliance. The electronic notary should remain in full control of the electronic seal and signature.
The notary should maintain a journal of all electronic notary acts. Each of the electronically notarized documents should include the notarial certificate. The signature and certificate should be attached in any manner that can be capable of verification and would show any modifications to the document. The electronic notary should use a digital signature that is in compliance with the state requirements. Virginia also allows you to connect to an online notary. You should also check out how to become a notary in Virginia.