Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
COURSES


 
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FORMATTING LEGAL TRANSCRIPTS IN MS WORD

Learn how to use Microsoft Word to help you more easily create legal transcripts.  This CEU course follows federal formatting rules.

This course requires the use of Microsoft Word 2016, 2019, or Office 365.

(4 hours / .40 CEUs)


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WORKING WITH A LEGAL VIDEOGRAPHER

This CEU course will cover information on the responsibilities of a videographer, video technology, and how to work with a videographer.  

(1 hour / 0.1 CEUs)


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CAPITALIZATION

This CEU course covers information on when to and when not to capitalize.

(1.5 hours / .15 CEUs)


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GENERAL TRANSCRIPTION TERMINOLOGY

This course will go over terminology you may encounter while transcribing.

(3 hours / 0.3 CEUs)


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IMPROVING YOUR SPEED & ACCURACY

As a professional transcriptionist, it is important for your productivity, and therefore your income, to type fast. This course will help you gain speed and typing confidence.  

(8 hours / 0.8 CEUs)


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TRANSCRIPTION ENGLISH, GRAMMAR & PUNCTUATION

This course will cover information on parts of speech, confusing words, and spelling rules. It is also a deep dive into grammar, punctuation, and capitalization. 

(10 hours / 1.0 CEUs)


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NUMBERS IN TRANSCRIPTS

This course coveres information on how to write numbers in a transcript including money, time, dates and decimals.

(1.5 hours / .15 CEUs)


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TRANSCRIPTION BASICS

This course will provide an overview of fundamental skills that are necessary for creating a high-quality transcript. This course will offer skill-building exercises in research techniques, understanding accents and dialects, listening in context, using Word to your advantage, basic formatting, and proofreading. 

(15 hours / 1.5 CEUs)


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ETHICS & PROFESSIONALISM

This course covers court reporting ethics, professionalism, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, and more. 

(2 hours / 0.2 CEUs)


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THE LEGAL SYSTEM

This course will cover types of law, types of courts, life cycle of a case, and types of legal proceedings.

(3 hours / 0.3 CEUs)


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LIFE CYCLE OF A CASE

This CEU course covers information on the stages of a case including filing, discovery, and trial.

(1 hour / 0.1 CEUs)


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UNDERSTANDING SOUND & MIRCOPHONES

This course covers the topics of sound, microphones, A/V equipment, and room setup.  

(3 hours / 0.3 CEUs)


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COURT REPORTING IN FLORIDA

This course will cover the information that must be followed by a  reporter/transcriptionist working in the State of Florida.

(15 hours / 1.5 CEUs)


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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 Stated and the world. The nature of the court reporting and transcribing 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.