How To Become A Court Reporter Online

How To Become A Court Reporter Online

Court reporters are in high demand with the top 10 percent earning wages over $90,000 per year. Pursuing training in stenography creates an opportunity for a good income without having to obtain a traditional four year college degree. This is a strong choice for those looking for a quick turnaround with minimal investment. Many court reporting certification programs can be finished in just two years. Additionally as a profession that is increasingly mobile, as in court reporters are now finding work transcribing depositions and closed captions for television broadcast from the comfort of their own home, it makes sense that you can earn your certification and become a qualified court reporter online.

15 Online Court Reporting Programs Approved by the NCRA

The National Court Reporters Association is no in and of itself an accrediting agency, but all court reporting programs approved by the NCRA listed below are accredited by agencies recognized by the U.S. Department Of Education. Below is a list of the schools offering online court reporting programs. For a full list of programs and Baccalaureate degree programs vs. certifications check out the National Court Reporters Association's full list of approved programs.



Atlantic Technical College

4700 Coconut Creek Pkwy.

Coconut Creek, FL 33063

754-321-5100 x3090  

Contact: Linda Tobin

Key College

1040 Bayview Drive, Ste. 200

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304


Contact: Ronald Dooley

Sheridan Technical


5400 Sheridan St.

Hollywood, FL 33021

754-321-5400 x3073  

Contact: Aurora Joslyn





Brown College of

Court Reporting

1100 Spring St. N.W., Ste. 101

Atlanta, GA 30309


Contact: Marita Carey

Midstate College

411 W. Northmoor Road

Peoria, IL 61614

309-692-4092  (B)

Contact: Kathryn A. Dittmeier

 College of Court Reporting

455 W. Lincolnway

Valparaiso, IN 46385

866-294-3974 x222    

Contact: Nicky Rodriguez





Vatterott College - Sunset Hills

12900 Maurer Industrial Drive

Sunset Hills, MO 63127



Alfred State College

10 Upper College Drive

Alfred, NY 14802


Contact: Danielle Green




Clark State Community College

570 E. Leffel Lane

Springfield, OH 45505


Contact: Robyn Hennigan

Cuyahoga Community College

Western Campus

11000 Pleasant Valley Road

Parma, OH 44130


Contact: Kelly Moranz

Stark State College

6200 Frank Ave. N.W.

North Canton, OH 44720

330-494-6170 x4359   

Contact: Julie Hardgrove





Arlington Career Institute

901 Ave. K

Grand Prairie, TX 75050


Contact: Jon Vecchio

 Green River College

12401 S.E. 320th St.

Auburn, WA 98092

253-833-9111 x4219

Contact: Lori Rapozo




Huntington Junior College

900 Fifth Ave.

Huntington, WV 25701


Contact: Carol Adams

Madison Area Technical College

1701 Wright St.

Madison, WI 53704


Contact: Lisa Jo Hubacher


With court reporting salaries stretching into the the six figures and an opportunity to not only earn your certifications from the comfort of your own home, but to actually be able to work as a stay-at-home stenographer transcribing depositions as a streaming enabled real time court reporter or freelancing as a closed captionist for live television broadcast and special events, it’s a wonder that there is a nationwide shortage of court reporters joining the workforce.



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