California Court Reporters Board Accreditation Accredited Court Reporting Program

Cypress College Business/CIS Divison Court Reporting Program

This program was approved by the Court Reporter’s Board on March 7, 1978.  Academic courses completed in Adult Education are not transferable.  Courses taken in Distance Education will be evaluated on an individual basis for transferability and hour requirements.  Private school academics may be evaluated for certification to take the CSR examination.  The California Court Reporter’s Board sets the standards for hours of training under the following listed categories.  The Cypress College program exceeds all state requirements.  The student may go on to earn an Associate in Arts Degree or other specialized certificate.  Students must furnish their own equipment, paper, & other supplies.  Students must enter the program with a basic typing speed of  25 words per minute.

1. Machine Shorthand and Transcription - 2300 Hours 1
Core Requirements 2
CTRP 030 C
Beginning Machine Shorthand Theory3
Court Reporting Theory Review3
CTRP 042 C
CTRP 043 C
CTRP 044 C
CTRP 045 C
CTRP 046 C
CTRP 047 C
CTRP 048 C
CTRP 049 C
Mach. Shorthand Challenge-1602
Mach. Shorthand Challenge-1802
Mach. Shorthand Challenge-2002
Mach. Shorthand Challenge-2202
CSR-RPR Directed Practice3
Court Conf Reporting - Legal3
Court Conf Rptg - Medical3
Court Conf Rptg -Congressional3
Two and Four Voice Testimony3
Court Conf Rptg - Jury Charge3
Court Conf Rptg - Jury Charge3
Court Conf Rptg - Lit II3
Court Conf Rptg - Literary3

Core Requirements must be completed in order to qualify. Students must pass one ten (10) minute qualifier in CTRP 050 C to be eligible to take the state CSR licensing examination. Transfer students must demonstrate course comparability in speed building categories. 

Court Conf Rptg - Lit III3

Machine Shorthand Core Requirements must be completed in order to qualify to take the CSR exam.  Students must pass one 10-minute qualifier in CTRP 50 to be eligible to take the state CSR licensing examination. Transfer students must demonstrate course comparability in all categories.

2. English - 240 Hours Required
BUS 055 CBusiness English3
Critical Reasoning and Writing4
Spelling for Modern Business1
Punctuation for Court Report.1
Basic Vocabulary Development2
Advanced Vocabulary Development1.5
Grammar and Usage3
3. Medical - 120 Hours Required
Survey of Medical Terminology3
Integrated Medical Science3
Survey of Disease
Court Conf Rptg - Medical3
4. Legal - 150 Hours Required
Legal Terminology and Rhetoric3
Legal Environment of Business3
Court and Deposition Proc3
5. Keyboarding
45 Words Per Minute Net 1
Legal Procedures4
6. Transcript Preparation - 25 Hours Required
Formatting, Style and Usage1
7. Resource Materials - 5 Hours Required
Introduction to Legal Research1
8. Apprenticeship Training/Court Observation - 60 Hours Required
Internship - Court Reporting3
25 Hours - Court--off campus
25 Hours - Deposition--off campus
10 Hours - Observation - Off Campus (prior to 140 wpm) 1
CSR-RPR Exam Preparation3
9. Technology - 60 Hours Required
Computer Aided Transcription - Dictionary Building2
Information Technology-CTRP2
Select one of the following:
Computer Aided Transcription - Stenograph2
Computer Aided Transcription - Eclipse
Suggested Elective:
Advanced CAT Systems2
Advanced Dictionary Build2

*NOTE: An 18,000 word dictionary is required in order to take the CSR examination.

In order for a person to qualify from a school to take the state licensing examination, the person shall complete a program at a recognized school.

For more information contact:

Department of Consumer Affairs
The Court Reporter’s Board of California
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 230
Sacramento, CA 92583
(916) 263-3660

This program was accredited by the Court Reporter’s Board on March 7, 1978.  All candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent to take the CSR examination.  (Revised July, 2022)

*Section 2411(a)(7) of the CR Board regulations state that a student will be allowed a reduction in the required machine hours if a student is able to pass the qualifier examination before completing the hours described in Section 1 under Machine Shorthand and Transcription. This does not exempt a student from completing the core required classes in order to qualify.