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Certified Shorthand
Reporter Prep Course


The purpose of the Court Reporting Institute of St. Louis Certified Shorthand Reporter course has been designed to properly prepare students for employment as a Certified Shorthand Reporter. This course will train students to improve shorthand skills to 225 words per minute. The dictation practiced will consist of literary, jury charge, multi-voice testimony, medical/technical dictation, as well as current events. A graduate of the Certified Shorthand Reporter program may seek employment as an official court reporter, stenographer, freelance or deposition reporter, or as a captioner.

About the Course:

This course will provide training toward the development of machine shorthand skill to 225 words per minute. Dictation will consist of literary, jury charge, multi-voice testimony, medical/technical dictation, and current events. Emphasis is placed on preparation for the CSR and RPR exams. Readback is part of the class. Accurate transcription, including correct format of court proceedings, is stressed.


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Program Details
The Court Reporting Institute of St. Louis is dedicated to providing students with the materials needed to successfully complete the Certified Shorthand Reporter program. Labs are open additional hours to provide work-study time outside of classes.  The Court Reporting Institute provides each student with online resources such as library services, a student portal, email and online companion courses.
Career Outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

“Employment of court reporters is projected to grow by 18 percent, reflecting the demand for real-time broadcast captioning and translating. Job opportunities should be excellent, especially for those with certification. Demand for court reporter services will be spurred by the continuing need for accurate transcription of proceedings in courts and in pretrial depositions, by the growing need to create captions for live television, and by the need to provide other real-time broadcast captioning and translating services for the deaf and the hard of hearing.”
Institutional Costs
Tuition: $900
Reg Fee: $100
Books and Supplies: $610
Total: $1,610