In this self-paced course, instructors provide students with helpful feedback on transcription assignments to help them prepare for the CET practical exam. 

This course is ideal for a transcriptionist who is not familiar with federal formatting rules and wants to take and pass the CET practical exam. This course does not include other information on the CET knowledge and practical exam like the legal system, terminology, ethics, and English, grammar, and punctuation. 

Equipment Requirements:

  • Infinity USB Foot Pedal, headphones, and free version of Express Scribe software. 
  • MS Word (Microsoft Word 2016, 2019, and Office 365) or CAT software. (We do not offer support for CAT software.)
  • PC-based computer with Windows 8.1 or better. (Most software companies in this industry are PC friendly. You can use a Mac in this course, but we do not offer support for Mac-specific questions. You cannot use a Mac if you plan to use the trial DR software provided.)  

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • AAERT Certification Info
  • Legal Transcription Reminders
  • Federal Formatting Highlights
  • Parentheticals
  • Instructor-Graded Transcription Assignments

Course Fee: $159


BlueLedge is an AAERT approved training center, preparing students for national certification in digital court reporting and legal transcription. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the job opportunity?

There is a growing demand for court reporters and transcriptionists in the court systems as well as by private firms across the United States and the world. The nature of the court reporting and transcription industry is that you truly can work anywhere, as there are always needs.

What defines a good digital court reporter?

Court reporters should be customer service focused, organized, capable of conducting different work in a variety of environments with people from a diverse background and capable of utilizing the legal knowledge gained through BlueLedge.

What does AAERT approval mean?

BlueLedge has passed a rigorous evaluation process by the nationally recognized governing association for digital/electronic reporters and legal transcriptionists to ensure the highest quality education for our students.

What defines a good legal transcriptionist?

Legal transcriptionists should be detail oriented, have a firm grasp of the English language, organized, capable of sitting in front of a computer for long periods of time while listening to audio with the legal knowledge gained through our training courses.