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Rule 309

Issuance of Certificate

Section Court Reporters
(a)   Any person who desires to obtain a certificate must submit an application and take the examination as provided by Rules 307 and 308. The Supreme Court will issue a certificate to each person who takes the examination and is favorably recommended by the Board unless some reason appears why it should not be done.

(b)   If any person who has previously passed the examination but has not received certification because of residency desires to receive certification, such person must, without payment of additional fees, submit a current application for certification for the Board to consider.

(c)   An individual who holds 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 is in good standing with such association may, on application to the Board as provided by Rule 307, become a Kansas Certified Court Reporter upon successfully passing a written examination with respect to the individual's knowledge of the duties of a court reporter, court procedure, and general legal terminology.

(d)   An individual who holds a valid certified court reporter or certified shorthand reporter certificate or license issued by a state other than Kansas may, on application to the Board as provided by Rule 307, become a Kansas Certified Court Reporter after satisfying the following conditions:

(1)   providing proof of passage of another state’s examination that is at least as difficult as the Kansas examination;

(2)   providing proof of passage of the other state’s examination within three years prior to submitting an application in Kansas or providing proof acceptable to the Board of five years of experience as a court reporter; and

(3)   successfully completing Kansas’ written examination with respect to the applicant’s knowledge of the duties of a court reporter, court procedure, and general legal terminology.

[History: Am. effective September 5, 1991; Am. effective January 3, 2006; Am. effective July 1, 2020.]

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