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Topeka Kansas 66612-1507
Telephone:  785.296.3229
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Email: appellateclerk@kscourts.org


Rules Adopted by the Supreme Court

Rules Adopted by the State Board of Examiners of Court Reporters

Rule 309
Rules Adopted by the State Board of Examiners of Court Reporters

Issuance of Certificates

(a) Any person who desires to obtain a certificate shall make the application and take the examination provided for by Rules Nos. 307 and 308. Unless some reason appears why it should not be done, the Supreme Court shall issue a certificate to each person who takes the examination and is favorably recommended by the Board of Examiners.

(b) If any person who has passed the examination previously but not received certification for reasons of residency desires to receive certification, such person shall, without payment of additional fees, file a current application for certification before his or her certificate is considered by the board.

(c) Individuals who hold a Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) certificate from the National Court Reporters Association or a Certified Verbatim Reporter (CVR) certificate from the National Verbatim Court Reporters Association and are in good standing with such association may, on application to the Board of Examiners (per Supreme Court Rule 307) become a Kansas Certified Court Reporter upon successfully passing a written examination with respect to their knowledge of the duties of a court reporter, of court procedure and general legal terminology.

(d) Individuals who hold a valid and unrevoked certified court reporter or certified shorthand reporter certificate or license issued by a state other than Kansas where an exam is given which is equivalent to or more stringent than the current Kansas exam may, on application to the Board of Examiners (per Supreme Court Rule 307) become a Kansas Certified Court Reporter on the following conditions:

(1) proof of passage of another state's examination equivalent to or more stringent than the Kansas exam,

(2) proof of passage of the other state's examination within three years prior to application in Kansas or proof acceptable to the Board of Examiners of five years' practice experience as a court reporter, and

(3) successful completion of this state's written examination with respect to the applicant's knowledge of the duties of a court reporter, of court procedure and general legal terminology.

[History: Am. effective September 5, 1991; Am. effective January 3, 2006.]

See also: Rule 1001 - Electronic and Photographic Media Coverage of Judicial Proceedings