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How Much Do Court Reporter Schools Cost?

 
low costAssociate's Degree: $780-$12,000+ Per Yearaverage costOnline Courses: $4,000-$12,000+high costState College or University: $5,000-$23,000 Per Year
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Court reporters create verbatim transcripts of legal proceedings, hearings, and other events, preserving spoken words as a written transcript. Many also provide closed-captioning and real-time translation services to the deaf and hard of hearing. Most courses require a High School diploma or GED.

Typical costs:

  • Some community colleges offer specialized court reporter training as part of a two-year associate's degree. Full-time tuition and fees for a two-year degree, based on two, 15-unit semesters, costs $780 to $6,150 per year. At $26, California has one of the lowest per-unit rates; the Community College of Vermont is at the top of the scale with a per-credit cost of $205 for in-state residents. West Valley College[1] in the San Francisco Bay Area offers a National Court Reporter's Association-approved associate's degree in court reporting for $26 per unit, about $2,100 in total for in-state residents. The Court Reporting and Captioning program at Cuyahoga Community College[2] in Ohio is approved by the National Court Reporter's Association and National Verbatim Reporters Association, and leads to an Associate of Applied Business degree. The total two-year cost is about $6,700 for in-state residents, $13,700 for out-of-state residents.
  • Some state colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in court report. These programs cost about $5,000-$23,000 annually, depending on whether the student is an in-state or out-of-state resident. The AIB College of Business in Des Moines, Iowa, for example, offers a bachelor's degree in court reporting approved by the National Court Reporters Association for a total cost of $18,000 for 72 credit hours.
  • For-profit schools offer diploma and associate's degree courses in court reporting, costing from $7,000 to $12,000 or more. Bryan College[3] with several campuses in California, offers a certificate course in court reporting recognized by the National Court Reporter's Association for $9,000 to$10,000.
  • Online court reporting programs typically cost about $4,000 to $12,000 or more. The Arkansas School of Court Reporting[4] offers a 36-week online training course approved by the National Verbatim Reporters Association for $4,400 to $5,000.
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What should be included:
  • To gain certification with the National Court Reporters Association, court reporting courses should cover professional ethics, verbatim recording, and transcript production, distribution and maintenance. Courses should also require students to reach dictation speeds of 225 words per minute with 95% accuracy.
  • Some training programs also offer job placement assistance and/or internship opportunities.
  • All programs should be accredited by agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, such as those endorsed by The National Court Reporters Association.
Additional costs:
  • Many court reporting courses require access to a stenotype machine or voice writing equipment. Rental costs are approximately $150 per term, or about $900 to $2,100 to purchase. Acculaw, Inc.[5] offers new and used equipment for rent or purchase, while some colleges, such as AIB College of Business rent steno machines to students.
  • Additional voice captioning and transcription services, including software, StenoMask and accessories, can cost from $1,500 to $2,000 or more for a degree course.
  • Books for court reporting programs start at about $500 per course. Books and supplies for associate's degree studies can run about $759 per year at the City University of New York: Bronx Community College. At California community colleges, books cost around $1,550 per year.
  • Costs for room and board are about $2,000 to $9,920. Campus housing at AIB College of Business, for example, costs $1,075 to $2,100 per term.
  • Some states require voice writers to be licensed. In Washington, for example, a license application costs $150 and requires passing an exam.
  • The National Court Reporters Association confers several certifications, the most common being the Registered Professional Reporter designation. Certification requires passing an exam, which costs $140 to $200. Membership in the NCRA costs$110 to $260 annually. The National Verbatim Reporters Association offers five national certifications[6] to voice writers. Membership costs $150 to $200 per year and exam fees are $125 to $150.
Discounts:
  • Financial aid is available from most community colleges and universities. The College Board[7] also offers information on financial aid.
  • Student Aid on the Web[8] offers information on federal financial assistance.
Shopping for court reporter schools:
  • The National Court Reporters Association has a national directory of approved court reporter schools.
  • The National Verbatim Reporters Association[9] also offers a list of affiliated courses.
  • The U.S. Department of Education maintains the College Navigator[10] , which locates schools by zip code and degree requirements.
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External Resources:
  1.  westvalley.edu/business/courtreporting/courtreporting.html
  2.  www.tri-c.edu/programs/court/Pages/Default.aspx
  3.  bryancollege.edu/w_court_reporting_overview.aspx
  4.  www.arscr.com/index.html
  5.  www.acculaw.com/index.aspx
  6.  www.nvra.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=7
  7.  /bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/financial-aid-101/financial-aid-can-he...
  8.  studentaid.ed.gov
  9.  www.nvra.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=47
  10.  nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
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