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Certified Court Reporters Examination Information

All examinations are given at the Maner Conference Center located at the Kansas ExpoCentre facilities (17th and Topeka Boulevard) in Topeka, Kansas.

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. 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.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR TESTING:

http://www.kscourts.org/appellate-clerk/court-reporter-certification/Certified-court-reporter-examination.pdf

Reciprocity:

Individuals who hold 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 are in good standing with such association may, on application to the Board of Examiners (per Supreme Court Rule 307) become a Kansas Certified Court Reporter upon successfully passing a written examination with respect to their knowledge of the duties of a court reporter, of court procedure and general legal terminology. 

Individuals who hold a valid and unrevoked certified court reporter or certified shorthand reporter certificate or license issued by a state other than Kansas where an exam is given which is equivalent to or more stringent than the current Kansas exam may, on application to the Board of Examiners (per Supreme Court Rule 307) become a Kansas Certified Court Reporter on the following conditions:

(1) proof of passage of another state's examination equivalent to or more stringent than the Kansas exam, 

(2) proof of passage of the other state's examination within three years prior to application in Kansas or proof acceptable to the Board of Examiners of five years' practice experience as a court reporter, and 

(3) successful completion of this state's written examination with respect to the applicant's knowledge of the duties of a court reporter, of court procedure and general legal terminology.

 

​To Motion the State Board of Examiners of Court Reporters, CLICK HERE.

 


Temporary Certification

Those individuals seeking temporary certification as an official court reporter in a Kansas District Court, please refer to Supreme Court Rule 312(b);(c); and (d).

Individuals seeking temporary certification as a freelance reporter, please refer to Supreme Court Rule 312(a); (c); and (d).

You must also complete the Application for a Temporary Certificate. Please note this application requires you to have a Kansas Certified Court Reporter who will agree to supervise you and must sign this application with you.


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.


COMMON FORMS

http://www.kscourts.org/appellate-clerk/court-reporter-certification/common-forms.asp


Members of the State Board of Examiners of Court Reporters

  • RACHEL L. PICKERING – Chair
    Term Expires: 6-30-2019

  • HON. EVELYN WILSON – Vice-Chair
    Term Expires: 6-30-2020

  • JENNIFER MARIE HILL
    Term Expires: 6-30-2020

  • HON. JEFFRY JACK
    Term Expires: 6-30-2018

  • SHEILA LYONS
    Term Expires: 6-30-2018

  • SHIRLA R. MCQUEEN
    Term Expires: 6-30-2019

  • CHARLES W. MOTTER
    Term Expires: 06-30-2019

  • JENNIFER L. OLSEN
    Term Expires: 6-30-2018







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