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Certified Court Reporters Examination Information

All examinations are given at the Kansas Judicial Center, 301 SW 10th Ave., in Topeka, Kansas - Fatzer courtroom.

The examination consists of the following:

·         A written knowledge test given at 8:30am - Passing score is 70% or better

·         A dictated examination given after the written exam at the following speeds:

o    180 wpm medical testimony, two-voice, five minutes

o    200 wpm solid matter, one-voice, five minutes

o    225 wpm ordinary testimony, two-voice, five minutes

o    Passing accuracy rate is 95% or better for all three portions.

Test results will NOT be available the day of the examination. You will be notified within 7-10 days in writing at the address you provide to the Clerk of the Appellate Courts office.

·Once an individual has successfully completing the written knowledge examination and all three dictated portions, a written procedures examination will be given later by mail. This MUST be satisfactorily completed before the Board can recommend an individual to the Supreme Court for certification in the State of Kansas.

There will be a practice exam sponsored by OJA on September 18.  The practice exam will be a pre-recording from an old exam.

There will be an additional practice test given by KCRA the day before the test, October 22, at no charge.  See details below.

Kansas CCR Practice Exam dates:

September 18 - Kansas Judicial Center, 1st Floor, 301 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. 
This practice exam is at 9:00 am. and is being sponsored by OJA. Doors will open at 8:30.  IMPORTANT: 1. Register for OJA practice exam by Sept 12th.  2. Those who participate in the practice exam must have an active application on file to take the actual exam in October. 

October 22 - PRACTICE TEST - Lawrence, KS - Douglas County Judicial Center, 111 East 11th Street, Lawrence, Kansas. 3:00 pm.  Come to the south door of the building.  Please text or call Mary Kay Howe @ 785-550-0650 to let you in.
        KCRA (not OJA) is doing this additional practice exam at no charge. Anyone doing the practice needs to bring their equipment as if they were doing the real test. This should help with nerves on testing day.  A printer is no longer needed.  You will e-mail your test in in PDF format is my understanding.  Check their testing procedures for exact rules.  Please register now for this FREE practice test so we know how many people to expect.


Exam: October 28, 2024 (application is due 30 days prior)

OJA Practice Exam Registration

Testing Application

Annual Renewal

Certified Court Reporters in the State of Kansas, whether they are official court reporters or freelance court reporters, are required to register annually on a form provided by the Clerk of the Appellate Courts. The Renewal form will be mailed directly to all registered Court Reporters on or before May 1 of each year. Certified Court Reporters must also pay a certification renewal fee established by the Supreme Court. The current fee information will be shown on the renewal form.

See  Supreme Court Rule 310.

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