NCRA-Approved Court Reporting Programs

The court reporter programs offered at the following institutions are committed to excellence in realtime reporter education and have met the General Requirements and Minimum Standards (GRMS) established by the Council on Approved Student Education (CASE) of the National Court Reporters Association, earning the right to describe themselves as NCRA-approved. In order to achieve and maintain certification, these programs agree to periodic review by CASE to verify their continued adherence to the GRMS.

NCRA is not an accrediting agency; however, all NCRA-approved court reporting programs are accredited by agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Each institution’s transfer of credit policy is governed by the standards of the particular agency accrediting that institution. Individual State Departments of Education can be found here.


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Learn more about the NCRA program approval process and the Council on Approved Student Education (CASE).

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CASE has developed a comprehensive list of questions that a student might want to ask a prospective school.


Students: View questions to ask a prospective school
  1. How long has the program been in existence?
  2. How long is the program? What is the average time to reach speeds?
  3. What percentage of students who enroll graduate? What percentage become reporters?
  4. What types of reporting jobs do your graduates get?
  5. If the state has a reporter certification requirement, what is the success rate of the school’s graduates?
  6. How many hours of live and taped dictation are there per day, per quarter, and per semester?
  7. How often is multi-voice dictation given?
  8. How many days a week will I be expected to attend classes?
  9. What are the class sizes?
  10. How many teachers are employed for the program?
  11. What are the teachers' credentials and/or teaching or reporting experience?
  12. How many court reporting instructors are CRIs (Certified Reporting Instructors)?
  13. Is the theory taught using realtime? If not, is realtime training given?
  14. At what point in the curriculum is extensive computer-aided transcription (CAT) training introduced?
  15. What are the school’s graduation requirements?
  16. Does the school have an internship program? Note: All NCRA-approved programs must have an internship program.
  17. Is employment assistance available?
  18. What are the entrance requirements for your institution?
  19. Am I required to purchase or rent a stenotype writer?
  20. What student services are available (e.g., counseling, financial aid, tutoring)?



Program key

Type of Degree Type of Program Type of Instruction
(A)  = Associate degree
(B)  = Baccalaureate degree
(C) = Certificate program
 (J)  = Judicial
(BC) = Broadcast captioning
(CT) = CART captioning
(IP) = In person on campus
(H) = Hybrid
(OA) = Online Asynchronous
(OS) = Online Synchronous







Gadsden State Community College
1001 George Wallace Drive
Gadsden, AL 35902
256-549-8694 (A) (C) (J) (BC) (IP) (H)

Contact: Brooke Davis


South Coast College

2011 W. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92868
714-867-5009 (C) (J) (H)

Contact: Kevin Magner


Atlantic Technical College
4700 Coconut Creek Pkwy.
Coconut Creek, FL 33063
754-321-5100 x3090 (C) (J) (H)

Contact: Susan D. Williams

Key College
1040 Bayview Drive, Ste. 200
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
754-312-2898 (A) (C) (J) (H)

Contact: Ronald Dooley


Generations College (formerly MacCormac College)
29 E. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60602
312-922-1884 (A) (J) (H) (OA)

Contact: Jason Allen

South Suburban College

16333 S. Kilbourn Ave.
Oak Forest, IL 60452
708-596-2000 x3217 (A) (J) (H) (OA)

Contact: LaTherese R. Cooke


College of Court Reporting
455 W. Lincolnway, Suite A
Valparaiso, IN 46385
866-294-3974 (A) (C) (J) (OS)

Contact: Nicky Rodriquez


Des Moines Area Community College
Newton Campus
600 N. Second Ave. W.
Newton, IA 50208
641-791-3622 (A)  (J) (OS) (OA)

Contact: Patricia Ziegler


Macomb Community College
44575 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038
586-226-4722 (C) (J) (H)

Contact: Elizabeth Bosilkovski


Anoka Technical College
1355 W. Highway 10
Anoka, MN 55303
763-576-4064 (A) (IP) (H) (OS) (J) (BC) (CT)

Contact: Jennifer Sati

New York

Alfred State College
10 Upper College Drive
Alfred, NY 14802
607-587-3421 (A) (C) (J) (OA)

Contact: Danielle R. Green

Plaza College
118-33 Queens Blvd.
Forest Hills, NY 11375
718-779-1430 x4174 (A) (J) (H)

Contact: Sasha Sawh


Clark State College
570 E. Leffel Lane
Springfield, OH 45505
937-328-8080 (A) (J) (OA)

Contact: Robyn M. Hennigan

Cuyahoga Community College
Western Campus
11000 W. Pleasant Valley Road
Parma, OH 44130
216-987-5671 (A) (C) (J) (BC) (CT) (OA)

Contact: Jimi Gonzalez

Stark State College
6200 Frank Ave. N.W. 
North Canton, OH 44720
330-494-6170 x4359 (A) (J) (OA)

Contact: René Eneix


Community College of Allegheny County
808 Ridge Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-237-2748 (A) (C) (J) (OS) (OA)

Contact: Mary Beth Johnson


Arlington Career Institute
901 E. Ave. K
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
972-647-1607 (C) (J) (OA)

Contact: Jon Vecchio

San Antonio College
1819 N. Main Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78212
210-21-ALAMO (A)

Contact: Deborah Dickerson


Green River College
12401 S.E. 320th St.
Auburn, WA 98092
253-833-9111 x4219 (A) (B) (BC) (CT) 

Contact: Sidney Weldele-Wallace


Lakeshore Technical College
1290 North Ave.
Cleveland, WI 53015
920-693-1353 (D) (A) (BC) (CT)

Contact: Jackie Rupnow  


Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
11762-106 St. N.W.
Edmonton, AB T5G 2R1
780-471-7645 (A) (C) (J) (IP) (H)

Contact:  Joanne McKenzie