DIGITAL REPORTING & TRANSCRIPTION PACKAGE
This curriculum contains the Digital Reporting, Legal Transcription, and Prepare to Pass courses.
Course Access: 365 days / Equipment Requirements: PC-based computer with Windows 10 or 11, MS Word (Microsoft Word 2016, 2019, and Office 365), Express Scribe Professional software, an Infinity USB-2 Foot Pedal, and headphones. Some assignments in the Digital Reporting course require the use of DR software to complete. For students who don't have DR software, we have made available a 45-day trial of DRC-B software through an industry partner. The trial software will not work with other operating systems used on computers/devices like Mac, Android, Chrome Notebooks, or iOS. Recommended computer specs: Current Generation Quad Core Intel Processor / 8GB RAM / 15” Diagonal Screen Size / Screen Resolution of 1366 x 768 or higher. (If using a desktop with no internal sound card, it may be necessary to plug in an external microphone.)
This 160-hour course is designed to be taken by a person wishing to become certified through AAERT as a digital court reporter and legal transcriptionist.
Individuals taking this course will learn about the court system, legal procedure, terminology, ethics, professionalism, confidentiality. During the digital reporting portion of the course, students will learn how to cover all types of legal proceedings, including how to work with digital reporting software and equipment. There is no hands-on training with DR equipment. During the legal transcription portion of the course, students will gain the knowledge to format, transcribe, edit, and proofread legal transcripts for correct grammar, punctuation, and word usage.
- Digital Reporting (CER Prep)
- The Legal System
- Your Software and Annotations
- On the Job and On the Record
- Court Work and Large Proceedings
- Professionalism in the Legal System
- Legal Transcription (CET Prep)
- English Language
- Grammar and Punctuation
- Word, Text Expansion, and Research
- Software and Annotations
- Building the Transcript
- TAs and Working Environment
- TAs and Professionalism
- Certification and Finals
- Prepare to Pass
This shorter, 15-hour course is designed as a final review before you take the AAERT CET and CER exams.
- The Legal System
- Court Reporting
- Legal Transcription
Course Fee: $1,595
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BlueLedge is an AAERT approved training center, preparing students for national certification in digital court reporting and legal transcription.