Canada Version: This course is designed to give participants a thorough understanding of digital court reporting to cover examinations for discovery and other non-court proceedings.

90-Day Course / Equipment Requirement: Windows 10 or 11 / DR Software. Some assignments in the course require the use of digital court reporting 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. In order to use this software, you will need a computer that runs Windows 10 or 11, 64-bit. The trial software will not work with other operating systems used on computers/devices like Mac, Android, Chrome Notebooks, or iOS. Minimum 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.)

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

(20 Hours / 2.0 CEUs)

Course Preview

  • The Legal System
  • Hardware and Software
  • On the Job and On the Record
  • Professionalism in the Legal System

Course Fee: $395


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.