California Court Reporters Board Accreditation Accredited Court Reporting Program

In order for the person to qualify from a school to take the state licensing examination, the person shall complete a program at a recognized school. For information concerning the minimum requirements that a court reporting program must meet in order to be recognized contact:

The Court Reporter’s Board of California
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 230
Sacramento, CA 95833

Cypress College Business/CIS Divison Court Reporting Program

This program was approved 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 January, 2012)
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, and 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
Beginning Machine Shorthand Theory3
Court Reporting Theory Review1-3
Machine Shorthand Speed Building l0.5-2
Machine Shorthand Speed Building 20.5-2
Machine Shorthand Speed Building 30.5-2
Machine Shorthand Speed Building 40.5-2
Machine Shorthand Speed Building 50.5-2
Machine Shorthand Speed Building 60.5-2
Machine Shorthand Speed Building 7 Machine Shorthand Speed Building 70.5-2
Machine Shorthand Challenge-1600.5-2
Machine Shorthand Challenge-1800.5-2
Machine Shorthand Challenge-2000.5-2
Machine Shorthand Challenge-2200.5-2
CSR and RPR Directed Practice0.5-2
Court and Conference Reporting - Legal1-3
Court and Conference Reporting - Medical1-3
Court and Conference Reporting - Congressional1-3
Two and Four Voice Testimony0.5-3
Court and Conference Reporting - Jury Charge0.5-3
Court and Conference Reporting - Jury Charge 20.5-3
CTRP 075 C
Court and Conference Reporting - Literary ll0.5-3
Court/Conference Reporting: Literary
Court and Conference Reporting - Literary III
TOTAL HOURS1980

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. 

Electives
After completing the core requirements, students may gain additional machine hours by completing any of the following:
Machine Shorthand Speed Building 80.5-2
CTRP 094 C
CTRP 095 C
Court and Conference Reporting - Literary ll0.5-3
Court/Conference Reporting: Literary
Court and Conference Reporting - Literary III
TOTAL HOURS342
2. English - 240 Hours Required
Business English3
Critical Reasoning and Writing4
Spelling for Modern Business1
Punctuation - Court Reporting1
Basic Vocabulary Development2
Advanced Vocabulary Development1.5
Grammar and Usage3
TOTAL HOURS261
3. Medical - 120 Hours Required
Survey of Medical Terminology3
Integrated Medical Science3
Survey of Disease
Court and Conference Reporting - Medical1-3
TOTAL HOURS126
4. Legal - 150 Hours Required
Legal Terminology and Rhetoric3
Select one of the following:
Legal Environment of Business3
Court and Deposition Procedures1.5-3
TOTAL HOURS162
5. Keyboarding
45 Words Per Minute Net 1
Legal Procedures4
TOTAL HOURS90
6. Transcript Preparation - 25 Hours Required
Formatting, Style and Usage1
Proofreading1
TOTAL HOURS36
7. Resource Materials - 5 Hours Required
Introduction to Legal Research1
TOTAL HOURS18
8. Apprenticeship Training/Court Observation - 60 Hours Required
Internship - Court Reporting3
20 Hours - Court
20 Hours - Deposition
10 Hours - Observation - Off Campus (prior to 140 wpm) 1
CSR-RPR-CBC-CCP Exam Preparation0.5-3
TOTAL HOURS63
9. Technology - 60 Hours Required
CTRP 092 C
Computer Aided Transcription - Dictionary Building2
Information Technology-CTRP2
Select one of the following:
CTRP 082 C
1
Computer Aided Transcription - Stenograph2
Computer Aided Transcription - Eclipse2
Suggested Elective:
Advanced CAT Systems2
TOTAL HOURS108

*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

*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.