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. 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
CTRP 040 C Beginning Machine Shorthand Theory90
CTRP 041 CCourt Reporting Theory Review90
CTRP 042 C Machine Shorthand Speed Building l90
CTRP 043 C Machine Shorthand Speed Building 290
CTRP 044 C Machine Shorthand Speed Building 390
CTRP 045 C Machine Shorthand Speed Building 490
CTRP 046 C Machine Shorthand Speed Building 590
CTRP 047 C Machine Shorthand Speed Building 690
CTRP 048 C Machine Shorthand Speed Building 7 Machine Shorthand Speed Building 790
CTRP 057 C Machine Shorthand Challenge-16090
CTRP 058 C Machine Shorthand Challenge-18090
CTRP 059 C Machine Shorthand Challenge-20090
CTRP 060 C Machine Shorthand Challenge-22090
CTRP 050 CCSR/RPR Directed Practice90
CTRP 051 C Court/Conference Reporting: Legal90
CTRP 052 C Court/Conference Reporting: Medical90
CTRP 053 C Court/Conference Reporting: Congressional90
CTRP 054 CTwo/Four Voice Testimony90
CTRP 055 C Court/Conference Reporting: Jury Charge90
CTRP 056 C Court/Conference Reporting: Jury Charge 290
CTRP 075 CSimulated Courtroom90
Select one of the following:90
Court/Conference Reporting: Literary ll0.5-3
Court/Conference Reporting: Literary1-3
Court/Conference Reporting: Literary III1-3
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:
CTRP 049 C Machine Shorthand Speed Building 890
CTRP 094 C Expert Testimony-Professional Reporter36
CTRP 095 C Realtime Writing-Professional Reporter36
Select one of the following:90
Court/Conference Reporting: Literary ll0.5-3
Court/Conference Reporting: Literary1-3
Court/Conference Reporting: Literary III1-3
SCE Speedbuilding 1, 2, 3120
Total Units372
2. English - 240 Hours Required
MGT 055 CBusiness English54
ENGL 103 CCritical Reasoning and Writing54-72
or ENGL 106 C Critical Reading, Writing and Thinking
CTRP 073ACSpelling for Modern Business18
CTRP 073BCPunctuation - Court Reporting18
CTRP 067 CBasic Vocabulary Development36
CTRP 068 C Advanced Vocabulary Development27
ENGL 135 CGrammar and Usage54
Total Units261-279
3. Medical - 120 Hours Required
HS 145 CSurvey of Medical Terminology54
BIOL 160 CIntegrated Medical Science54
or HS 147 C Survey of Disease
CTRP 052 C Court/Conference Reporting: Medical18
Total Units126
4. Legal - 150 Hours Required
CTRP 071 C Legal Terminology and Rhetoric54
Select one of the following:54
MGT 041 C
54
MGT 141 C
54
Legal Environment of Business54
MGT 241 C
54
CTRP 076 C Court and Deposition Procedures54
Total Units162
5. Keyboarding
45 Words Per Minute Net 1
CTRP 072 CLegal Procedures90
Total Units90
6. Transcript Preparation - 25 Hours Required
CTRP 073CC Formatting, Style and Usage18
CTRP 073DCProofreading18
Total Units36
7. Resource Materials - 5 Hours Required
MGT 143 CIntroduction to Legal Research18
Total Units18
8. Apprenticeship Training/Court Observation - 60 Hours Required
CTRP 081 CInternship - Court Reporting36
20 Hours - Court
20 Hours - Deposition
10 Hours - Observation - Off Campus (prior to 140 wpm) 1
CTRP 074 C CSR-RPR-CBC-CCP Exam Preparation27
Total Units63
9. Technology - 60 Hours Required
CTRP 092 CRealtime Writing Concepts36
CTRP 085 C Computer Aided Transcription - Dictionary Building36
CTRP 093 C Information Technology-CTRP36
Select one of the following:18-36
Computer Aided Transcription: ProCAT1
Computer Aided Transcription - Stenograph2
Computer Aided Transcription - Eclipse2
CTRP 070 C
1
Suggested Elective:
Advanced CAT Systems36
Total Units126-144

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

All candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent to take the CSR examination.

(Revised April, 2008)