DIGITAL COURT REPORTING COURSES


 
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    INTRO TO DIGITAL REPORTING (CDR PREP)

    This 20-hour CDR prep course is designed to give participants a thorough understanding of digital court reporting to cover depositions and other non-court proceedings. 

    Individuals taking this course will learn about the court system, legal procedure, terminology, ethics, professionalism, confidentiality. Students will learn how to work with digital reporting software and equipment, and they will practice annotating with digital reporting software. There is no hands-on training with digital reporting equipment.


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    DIGITAL REPORTING (CER PREP)

    This 60-hour course is designed to give participants a thorough understanding of digital court reporting to cover all legal proceedings, including court work and depositions. 

    All content covered in the Intro to Digital Reporting course is covered in this main Digital Reporting course. (AAERT: The CER tests on all proceedings, the CDR tests on non-court work.)

    Individuals taking this course will learn about the court system, legal procedure, terminology, ethics, professionalism, and confidentiality.

    Students will learn how to work with digital reporting software and equipment, and they will practice annotating with digital reporting software. There is no hands-on training with digital reporting equipment.


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    DIGITAL REPORTING & LEGAL TRANSCRIPTION PACKAGE

    This curriculum pack includes both the Digital Reporting and Legal Transcriptionist courses. (This package does not include the Prepare to Pass course.) 

    This 140-hour package 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 digital reporting 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.


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    COMPLETE DIGITAL REPORTING & TRANSCRIPTION PACKAGE

    This curriculum contains the Digital Reporting, Legal Transcription, and Prepare to Pass courses. 

    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.


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    PREPARE TO PASS

    This 15-hour course pack is designed to be a shortened course to help prepare a student to take the CER and CET tests given by AAERT

    (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.