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Certified Court Reporters



Court reporter certification  

The State Board of Examiners of Court Reporters, under the direction of the Supreme Court, oversees court reporter certification and court reporter conduct. 

The board reviews applications for both certification and temporary certification, and it conducts examinations twice a year.

The board also reviews complaints made against a certified court reporter. 

Board of Examiners of Court Reporters


Become a certified court reporter 

Application
Out-of-State Certification
Request for Temporary Certification

 

The exam  

You must pass a written exam that tests your knowledge with a passing score of 70% or better.

You must also pass a dictated test that covers:  

  • 180 wpm medical testimony, two-voice, five minutes;  

  • 200 wpm solid matter, one-voice, five minutes;

  • 225 wpm ordinary testimony, two-voice, five minutes; and  

  • Maintain an accuracy rate of 95% or better for all three portions.  

Test results are not available the same day as the examination.  

Following these tests, a written procedures exam will be sent by mail. It must be completed satisfactorily before certification is recommended. 

 

Exam dates

  • May 24, 2021

  • ​October 25, 2021

 

Annual registration 

Official court reporters and freelance court reporters must register annually and pay an annual fee. A renewal form is sent on or before May 1. 

 

Handbook

Handbook for Official Court Reporters

 

Common forms for court reporters

Acknowledgment of Receipt of Estimated Cost of Transcript (Microsoft Word)
Acknowledgment of Receipt of Estimated Cost of Transcript (PDF fillable)
Example of Acknowledgment of Receipt of Estimated Cost of Transcript

Certificate of Completion of Transcript (MIcrosoft Word)
Certificate of Completion of Transcript (PDF fillable)
Example of Certificate of Completion of Transcript

Demand for Estimated Cost of Stenographic Transcript (MIcrosoft Word)
Demand for Estimated Cost of Stenographic Transcript (PDF fillable)
Example of Demand for Estimated Cost of Stenographic Transcript

Motion for Additional Time (MIcrosoft Word)
Motion for Additional Time (PDF fillable)
Example of Motion for Additional Time

Memorandum to Appellate Courts (MIcrosoft Word)
Memorandum to Appellate Courts (PDF fillable)
Example of Memorandum to Appellate Courts

 

File a complaint against a court reporter

Anyone can file a complaint against a court reporter. The board reviews complaints and can take action to discipline the reporter.

File a complaint against a court reporter

 

Contact

Kansas Board of Examiners of Court Reporters
Kansas Judicial Center
301 SW 10th Ave.
Topeka KS 66612

785-296-2256
courtreporters@kscourts.org



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