A breakdown of the court reporter’s certifications

A well-qualified reporter is proud of their experience and education and with good reason.  To maintain the highest professional level of court reporting, reporters can earn certifications.  These certifications are not taken lightly, they are earned by hard work and excellent skill in their field.

 

Registered Professional Reporter (RPR)
— Written knowledge test
— 225 words per minute

Registered Merit Reporter (RMR)
— Minimum three years’ experience
— RPR status
— Written knowledge test
— 260 words per minute

Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR)
— Minimum six years’ experience
— RMR status
— Written knowledge test

Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR)
— Writing realtime at 96% accuracy

Certified Broadcast Captioner (CBC)
— Written knowledge test
— Writing realtime at 96% accuracy

Certified CART Provider (CCP)
— Written knowledge test
— Writing realtime at 96% accuracy

Certified Legal Video Specialist (CLVS)
— Seminar attendance
— Written knowledge test
— CLVS production test

Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR)
— Administered by state testing agencies – Ohio– does not administer a state test
— Written knowledge test
— 225 words per minute

 

What does 225 words per minute sound like? Click on the video below to listen to a court reporting practice session.  Did you try and type along?  That is the very minimum speed that a court reporter must take down the record.  The voices in the practice session are clear and easy to understand.  Court reporters on the job often deal with foreign accents, detailed technical terms and poor articulation.  So as the questions are flying fast and furious, have confidence that your skilled Cady Reporting court reporter is recording everything at the highest level of accuracy.

 

Certification information provided by: http://www.ocraonline.com/aws/OCRA/pt/sp/public_resources

 

To schedule a deposition with a certified reporter in the state of Ohio contact Cady Reporting at (888) 624-2239 (CADY), or on our website at www.cadyreporting.com

 

 

This article was written by Michelle Cady-Cook.  She is the Director of Marketing and part owner of Cady Reporting (a WBENC company).  She is a sustaining member of the Cleveland Association of Paralegals and is currently serving as Chair of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Green Initiative Committee and Chair of the Follow Up Committee for the National Network of Reporting Companies (NNRC). She has been officially involved in the legal community for over 10 years.  Within the framework of Cady Reporting Services, she partners with locally owned court reporting firms across the country to continually improve the practice of litigation.

Cady Reporting Services is located at 1468 W. 9th St. Cleveland, OH 44113.  Our court reporters and videographers personally serve the state of Ohio, and we daily schedule court reporters and other litigation support services through our partners in the NNRC.  The National Network of Reporting Companies is your personal connection to coverage wherever and whenever you need it.