Thank you for the advice. I am doing the signing agent course through the Notary Learning Center, because the live classes in my area are limited. For example, when I signed up here for the class on July 17th, if it had gone forward I would have been the only student there. The next class would have been in August, but I was told by the rep that they rarely do classes in this area.
Yes, in California notaries are allowed to do loan closings. In hindsight, I should have followed my first instinct to call the company back and cancel my appointment because of my inexperience. I even told the representative right away that I had no experience and was not yet certified. He said he always likes to give people a chance.
The form was a fillable PDF form that I was supposed to tell the borrowers how to fill out. In California, it is the unauthorized practice of law to tell borrowers how to fill out forms, or advise them on any aspect of their loan, hence I called the agency. I emailed about the form before the appointment as well, and was told to just have them sign it. Well, it was certifying to contents, so I could not just have them sign.
So, you are right, I am way too inexperienced to be doing this right now. I will contact Carol Ray at Notary2Pro, but I am kind of limited in funds at this time.