SPECIAL PURPOSE EXAMINATION (SPEX®)
CERTIFICATION OF IDENTITY (CID)
THIS IS NOT AN APPLICATION FOR SPEX.
You must also submit a SPEX application and fees in order for FSMB to complete your SPEX registration.
This CID is valid for SPEX applications submitted within five years from the date of notarization.
If you need to reapply for or retake SPEX
within that time period, it is not necessary to submit a new CID.
SPEX ID (if known):
(Type or print in uppercase letters)
Last First Middle
Date of Birth:
I certify that I am the individual named above, represented in the attached photograph and that the signature below is
my signature. I certify that I meet the eligibility requirements for SPEX and that the information on this form is true and
accurate. I also certify that I have read the most current version of the SPEX Information Bulletin and all relevant
instructions for this or any subsequent SPEX application, that I am familiar with the contents of the Bulletin and agree to
abide by the policies and procedures described therein.
SPEX Applicant Signature:
We will accept an electronic/digital signature, but it must reflect your “wet” or actual signature. That is, if electronic/digital, it cannot be a
typed signature. If you are not able to electronically sign your CID in a manner that reflects your actual signature, you must also submit
a copy of your driver’s license or passport so that we will have a copy of your signature on file, should we need to use it later for
Certification of Identification by a Notary Public/Commissioner of Oaths is Required
This form must be signed by a notary public/commissioner of oaths. The notary must either be in English or have an English
I certify that on the date set forth below the individual names above did appear personally before me and that I did identify
this applicant by: (a) comparing his/her physical appearance with the photograph on the identifying document presented by
the applicant and with the photograph affixed hereto, and (b) comparing his/her signature made in my presence on the form
with the signature on his/her identifying document.
(if applicable) State of:
Date of Notarization:
Commission Expiration Date:
The notary commission expiration date must be current and legible.
If no expiration date, such as ‘lifetime’, an explanation must be provided.
If you are in California, the notary may attach a California All-Purpose Acknowledgment form to this
Complete and email to:
Your scanned/electronic copy must show your
photograph in color.
A black & white copy of your photo will not be accepted.
Revised: September 2020
If you are u
nable to email your
to us, please contact us at
ATTACH PHOTO HERE
Place a current front view
2”x2” color or passport-
If you mail your CID,
please print your full name
on the back of the photo
before attaching (so we can
identify you if the photo
Notary Stamp or
notarization is accepted.)
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