CET Study


This is a collection of shorter courses for students who wish to prepare for the CET knowledge and practical exam. This is not as comprehensive as the Legal Transcription (CET Prep) course, but is a great prep course for students who have been working as legal transcriptionists and already have a very good understanding of all English, grammar, and punctuation rules.

In this study package, you will learn many aspects of what is covered in the CET knowledge and practical exam. These are the courses within this curriculum.  (1) Legal System, (2) Terminology, (3) Prepare for Practical.  The Prepare for Practical course includes formatting federal transcripts, instructor-graded transcription assignments, & ethics/confidentiality.  

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.)  

Course Outline

  • The Legal System (Combo)
    • This CEU course will cover types of courts, types of law, and life cycle of a case. 
    • 3 hours / 0.3 CEUs 

  • General Transcription Terminology (Combo)
    • This course will go over some different terminology you may encounter while transcribing. Sections include legal, medical, historical/Latin, business, and pop culture terminology.
    • 3 hours/0.3 CEUs
  • Prepare for Practical - CET (Combo)
    • AAERT Certification Info
    • Legal Transcription Reminders
    • Federal Formatting Highlights
    • Parentheticals
    • Transcription Assignments
    • This course does not include English, grammar, and punctuation. 
    • There is a short section in this course about court reporting ethics and confidentiality.
    • 8 hours/0.8 CEUs

Course Fee: $225

($277 Value)


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 transcribers 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 transcribers 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.