The ability to make a Notarially Certified Copy is typically reserved for authorised individuals or professionals. Not just anyone can make a certified copy of a document. Generally, certain individuals, such as a Notary Public, have the authority to make certified copies.
I got specific training, passed an insane exam, and have the knowledge and expertise to verify the authenticity and accuracy of documents. I’m trusted to compare the copy with the original document and provide their official certification, which may include my seal, signature, or other necessary markings.
All notaries are attorneys, but not all attorneys are notaries.
While it may be tempting to make your own certified copies, it’s important to follow the proper procedures and use authorised channels to ensure the copy’s validity and acceptance. Relying on the expertise of authorised professionals helps maintain the integrity and reliability of certified copies.