Where Can I Find a Court Reporter Course Online?

Because court reporting is a licensed occupation in most states, it is important to find an online course that satisfies your state's educational requirements. Read on to learn more about these online courses. Schools offering Legal Transcriptionist degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Overview of Online Court Reporter Courses

Court reporter courses are offered online through both public and private colleges, nonprofit and for-profit schools and completely online, as well as brick-and-mortar institutions with distance education programs. Two resources that provide lists of reputable online courses are your state's Court Reporters' Board or the National Court Reporters Association. Completing a course from a school approved by one of these organizations or the organization itself will ensure that the course is accepted as a prerequisite for your state's licensure exam.

Important Facts About This Occupation

Median Salary (2014) $49,860
Job Outlook (2012-22) 10%
Similar Occupations Interpreter or Translator, Medical Transcriptionist
Work Environment Courtroom, Legislature

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

State Court Reporters Boards

Requirements for becoming a licensed court reporter vary from state to state. Most states have minimum education requirements to qualify for the licensing test. In those states, a government Board of Court Reporters, sometimes called the state Board of Court Reporting or Court Reporters Board, approves schools individually as meeting the education requirements.

The state board websites often provide a list of approved programs, though they may not indicate which programs are available online. Individual schools can provide that information, either through their website or by calling the department that offers the court reporter program.

National Court Reporters Association

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) offers its own certification program, which is accepted for licensure in 22 states. The NCRA has also certified about 41 schools and lists 11 participating programs across the U.S. and Canada; 21 of these offer online programs. The schools are compiled on the NCRA website, and programs approved for online or distance education are indicated.

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