FAQs

 

1.      What does the RON Certification include? 

The MISMO RON Certification includes an assessment of a RON provider's platform, procedures, and policies to determine if they comply with the MISMO RON Standards. RON providers must also attest to their compliance with applicable federal, state, county, and/or other governing or regulatory body laws, regulations, rules, and requirements concerning RON, privacy, and data security. RON providers that are found to be in compliance with all MISMO RON Standards will be certified and will maintain this certification for a period of twelve (12) months.

While most states utilize the MISMO RON Standards in their legislation, the MISMO RON Certification  does not explicitly certify that the RON provider's platform is in compliance with applicable federal, state, county, and/or other governing or regulatory body laws, regulations, rules, and requirements. The MISMO RON Certification certifies that the RON provider's platform has implemented the MISMO RON Standards and corresponding best practices related to remote online notarizations.     

2.       How much does it cost to apply for the MISMO RON Certification?

The cost to apply for the initial MISMO RON Certification is $5000.     

3.       How will organizations identify RON providers that have obtained the MISMO RON Certification?

MISMO will maintain a list of RON providers that have obtained the MISMO RON Certification on its website. MISMO will also provide all certified RON providers with a "MISMO Compliant for RON Standards" seal which can be prominently displayed on the RON provider's website and marketing materials, pursuant to additional usage terms and conditions set forth by MISMO.  

4.       How long will it take to obtain a MISMO RON Certification?

MISMO currently estimates a timeframe of approximately 10-15 business days to complete the MISMO RON Certification process, assuming all requested information is received from the RON provider in a timely manner. MISMO encourages RON providers to submit their application to obtain a MISMO RON Certification as soon as possible and to designate a single internal point of contact to serve as its liaison for this effort.  

5.       Will the MISMO RON Certification take the place of other assessment and approval processes RON providers currently undergo?

It is up to each individual organization to determine if it will accept the MISMO RON Certification in lieu of its own processes or reduce its assessment criteria or processes for RON providers that have an active MISMO RON Certification. MISMO is actively working with several organizations to begin aligning these efforts with an objective of reducing duplicative reviews, assessments, and approval processes.  

6.       How can my organization apply for the MISMO RON Certification?

To apply for the MISMO RON Certification, prepare and submit the Standard Level Program Application Materials and Documentation Requirements and payment of the $5000 application fee. Payments may be made by sending a check to MISMO/Attention Finance at 1919 M Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036 or by calling MISMO at (202) 557-2880 to provide credit card information. 

To see the full certification program disclaimer follow this link:  MISMO Software Compliance Certification Disclaimer.