Considering an Online Court Reporting Certification?

Penn Foster Career School has proven itself as a leader in certifying students in court reporting to become successful court reporters, freelance court reporters, certified shorthand reporters, etc. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently 18,780 individuals employed as court reporters in America, and their average annual salary is $52,460. Procurement clerks make on average $36,430 per year and there are about 78,150 of them employed today .

Court Reporting Common Job Tasks
  • filing shorthand notes of court sessions
  • asking speakers to clarify inaudible statements
  • responding to requests during court sessions
Popular Journals & Magazines Court Reporting Organizations

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Legal Transcriptionist

Upon completion of the Legal Transcriptionist program, the student will be able to: * Discuss how history has shaped the organization and structure of contemporary courts * Use and understand basic legal terminology in the drafting of legal documents * Prepare legal documents utilized in various fields of law, including pleadings, discovery, and appellate procedures * Use legal libraries, computers, and the Internet to complete legal research * Use basic word processing programs to create, edit, format, save, and print correspondence, reports, tables, newsletters, and Web pages * Transcribe and revise any legal document with correct formatting, punctuation, and spelling using word-processing software * Obtain entry-level employment as a legal transcriber in law firms, independent transcription agencies, corporations, government agencies, insurance companies, banks, and even the military You’ll also get valuable information intended to help you develop the personal skills needed for a career as a legal transcriptionist such as handling problems, setting up a time-management program, handling work overload, and effective stress-management strategies.

Court Reporting Programs by State & City

Top 20 US Court Reporting Schools (campus and online)

University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Total Programs 243
Number of Subjects 168
Rank in USA 26th
Boston University
Total Programs 6
Number of Subjects 124
Rank in USA 32nd
Carnegie Mellon University
Total Programs 167
Number of Subjects 115
Rank in USA 44th
Michigan State University
Total Programs 220
Number of Subjects 164
Rank in USA 45th
George Washington University
Total Programs 194
Number of Subjects 171
Rank in USA 52nd
Northeastern University
Total Programs 10
Number of Subjects 126
Rank in USA 56th
Tulane University of Louisiana
Total Programs 131
Number of Subjects 105
Rank in USA 60th
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Total Programs 175
Number of Subjects 137
Rank in USA 70th
University of Central Florida
Total Programs 136
Number of Subjects 140
Rank in USA 71st
James Madison University
Total Programs 80
Number of Subjects 89
Rank in USA 72nd
University of Richmond
Total Programs 78
Number of Subjects 70
Rank in USA 90th
Bentley University
Total Programs 39
Number of Subjects 44
Rank in USA 103rd
Drexel University
Total Programs 125
Number of Subjects 123
Rank in USA 108th
Auburn University Main Campus
Total Programs 131
Number of Subjects 128
Rank in USA 115th
Providence College
Total Programs 86
Number of Subjects 77
Rank in USA 119th
Marist College
Total Programs 81
Number of Subjects 95
Rank in USA 120th
Washington State University
Total Programs 2
Number of Subjects 93
Rank in USA 131st
Rochester Institute of Technology
Total Programs 1
Number of Subjects 108
Rank in USA 137th
Towson University
Total Programs 114
Number of Subjects 109
Rank in USA 141st
Texas Tech University
Total Programs 183
Number of Subjects 154
Rank in USA 150th