Certified Steno Writing Certificate
Area of Study: Captioning and Court Reporting Certified Steno Writing
Degree/Certificate: Certificate of Proficiency
The Certificate of Proficiency in Court Reporting NCRA Certified Steno Writing Curriculum will prepare students to be an entry-level court reporter in the judicial/official, freelance, captioning and/or CART avenues of the profession, or employment as a transcriptionist using steno writing technology. Upon completion of this certificate, students can sit for the NCRA Written Knowledge Test. This is a 100-question testing knowledge on procedural, and more academic-type materials including vocabulary, punctuation, transcript distribution, professional responsibilities, and ethics. Students can sit for the NCRA Skills Test, Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) using steno writing technology consisting of the dictation and transcription of three five-minute segments with accuracy of 95 percent – 180 word-per-minute literary, a 200 word-per-minute jury charge, and a 225 word-per-minute question and answer.
About our Steno Program:
The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) mandates that certified schools teach a realtime steno theory along with a variety of academic courses focused on court reporting work and document production, English grammar skills, legal, medical, and technical terminology, and proper legal procedure.
- Steno writing uses DigitalCat CAT software and a steno machine.
- Individuals can work in all areas of the country with steno machine skills.
- Steno students can take CCR classes online no matter where they live across the country or globe!
- Steno machine writers can be employed as judicial court reporters, CART providers, captioners, scopists or transcriptionists.
- Steno students begin by taking Intro to Court Reporting, Realtime Theory I, II, and III. Beyond those four courses, all CCR students follow the same course sequences.