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How do I become a court reporter?

There are many excellent resources to get on your way to joining this dynamic and exciting profession!

The NCRA A to Z Intro to Steno Machine Shorthand program offers the perfect opportunity for potential students to learn the alphabet in steno, write on a real machine, and decide if pursuing an education in court reporting or captioning is the right choice. For more information about this FREE six-week program, go to

After completion of NCRA’s AtoZ Program, selection of a court reporting school is the next step.  Project Steno is a non-profit organization dedicated to getting students out of school and into the workforce as quickly as possible. Their team will help you find the right program to meet your needs.With completion of the AtoZ Program and a demonstrated commitment to pursue a career in court reporting or captioning, Project Steno will also provide you with tuition assistance. To learn more about Project Steno, go to

To learn more about our profession on a national level, please visit the National Court Reporters Association website at

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