"Presenting a Legal Edge on Learning"




  • I was pleasantly surprised with the feedback I received throughout the Transcription Basics course. My instructor, Sharon, thoroughly reviewed each of my transcription assignment submissions and provided detailed feedback on how I could improve. Throughout numerous CEU courses across several certifications, I’ve never received such consistent and helpful feedback! -Andrew W.

  • This is an excellent course. The staff is dedicated to helping students succeed in the course, as well as in the field. -Reuben George

  • BlueLedge has great quick tips. My course included a warm-up to the court system. The course builds upon itself so you are prepared for the bigger details and knowledge found as you move through the course. -T. Bellamy

  • The Covering Court and Large Proceedings course was well done! It was easily understood and progressed systematically through the material in digestible chunks of information. The follow-up questions were well thought-out and on par with the material from which they were pulled. The interspersing of graphics, live video, and links to YouTube keeps the user engaged and the material interesting and relevant. -Michelle Baden, Sr. Region Manager, U.S. Legal Support

  • Sharon, my instructor, was very helpful and kind. She genuinely helped me learn. I feel much more confident in my transcription skills after working with her and after completing this course. -Brooke

  • As a hairdresser/salon owner for 21 years, I must be crazy going to school for digital reporting, right? I’m loving it! The support from Kristin Dwyer, my instructor, is fabulous. This program is built for success. Excited to see what’s in store for my second career. -Jessica Skeens

  • The BlueLedge course is very well done. If one takes the necessary time to follow the instructions properly, they really are set up to be successful. I was especially pleased with the unexpected help I received when I was feeling pressure to have the course completed. The staff is really dedicated to helping those who are serious about becoming skilled in this field. – Reuben George

  • Working with my instructor, Natalie, was a pleasure. I feel as though I was able to reach out regarding my concerns and receive a response in a timely manner. She was very good at explaining why things were incorrect and helped to keep me on track to improve. -Robin

  • I wanted to give a massive thank you to my instructor, Natalie. She is a great instructor. She has a passion for her work and it is really refreshing to see. -Tisha Laurencin

  • I benefit greatly from BlueLedge webinars. They are educational, inspirational, and keep me grounded in my new second career as a legal transcriber. I am an AAERT Certified Electronic Transcriber (CET), and I consider BlueLedge as an integral part of my legal transcription and court reporting education. -Sandra T.

  • I really enjoy BlueLedge courses for continuing education credits. They are informative, well-prepared, user-friendly courses that keep you engaged and hold your interest! Definitely recommend! -L. Lewis

  • After working in the legal field for a couple of years, I set a goal for myself to get my AAERT certification. I searched for a class to prepare me for the tests better. Once I found BlueLedge, I signed up for the Legal Transcription course. The courses were easy to follow. My instructor provided great feedback on the transcription assignments to learn from the mistakes I was making. I know, without a doubt, that the knowledge I gained from BlueLedge helped me pass my AAERT exams on the first try for both the knowledge and practical exams. -J.M.

  • Until BlueLedge came along, we didn’t have a good source for courses like the ones they offer. It’s ideal to hear from fellow court reporters and see how my experiences compare with theirs and get new ideas from them. I’m always looking for ways that I can do things better. The courses prepared me well for certification and I passed the AAERT exam. I enjoyed that the course was online and self-paced. I could not take courses if they didn’t offer this convenience and at my own pace, especially since I am often in reporting jobs that push past 5:00 pm. -Judy Grill, CER, LER

  • I took the BlueLedge AAERT certification course and I would recommend it to anyone interested in legal solutions. Whether you’re in your twenties or sixties, like myself, it’s as informative as you’ll get in an online course. My instructors did not delay in answering questions or concerns and this prepared me for my certification. A bonus was that I was able to go at my own pace. Very excited to be a working digital reporter. Kudos to the BlueLedge staff. -Rita DeBlasio

  • I would like to thank BlueLedge for allowing me to be a part of their team. From my own court case to fighting to overcome COVID, BlueLedge was there with me through it all. And a special thanks to one of my instructors, Kristin Dwyer, RPR. She was the shining light in my darkness. I am so grateful to have you on my team. Thanks, BlueLedge. -Leola Thompson


    BlueLedge, a legal classroom, is a leader in online training for legal professionals. Our cutting-edge, AAERT-approved curriculum drives engagement through interactive and multimedia lessons.

    We are proud to offer programs that are accessible from around the world, on any device, and can be completed at your own pace.

    Concentrating on one industry allows us to provide in-depth training tools for digital court reporters and transcriptionists.


    • Connect your personalized portal to your domain.
    • Create custom courses to meet your enduser experience.
    • Stay informed with automated progress notifications and your own admin portal.


    • Focused Education

      Our courses deliver industry-specific training for capturing and transcribing legal proceedings.

    • Professionals On-The-Go

      Our classroom accelerates learning with a wide range of accessibility, while allowing students to learn at their own pace.

    • Dynamic Content

      Our curriculum drives engagement through interactive and multimedia lessons.


    A digital reporter is a trained professional who attends depositions, court hearings, and other legal proceedings to capture the verbatim record using high-quality digital audio equipment. They will need to feel comfortable speaking directly with clients and have the ability to obtain a notary public commission. The work environment for this position may include remote proceedings and/or in-person proceedings.

    In the digital reporting BlueLedge courses, students learn how to work with digital reporting software and equipment, legal procedure and terminology, professional/ethical conduct, and the process of covering a proceeding, from beginning to end. Additionally, students can become trained in legal transcription as well so that they can both capture the proceeding and produce the final transcript.


    Average digital court reporter salary



    BlueLedge Digital Reporting Courses


    A legal transcriptionist is responsible for creating an accurate transcript of what was said on the record during a legal proceeding using Microsoft Word or other industry specific software. They will need to be able to sit and concentrate for long periods of time and be detail oriented in order to produce error-free transcripts.

    In the legal transcription BlueLedge courses, students learn how to work with transcription software and equipment, legal procedure and terminology, and to correctly format legal transcripts, while using proper English, grammar, and punctuation. Additionally, students can become trained in digital reporting as well so that they can both capture the proceeding and produce the final transcript.


    Average transcriptionist salary



    BlueLedge Legal Transcription Courses


    There is a serious stenographic court reporter shortage. Stenographers are retiring in record numbers and fewer professionals are joining the field. As advancements in technology continue to transform the legal industry, digital reporting has gained momentum in order to fill the gap.


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    Our innovative curriculum is built to prepare professionals for today’s modern world.

    Proper training is needed to produce digital court reporters and transcribers that meet the industry’s
    high standards.

    From learning how to set up equipment to producing accurate transcripts, BlueLedge provides the training needed to prepare for certification.

    To learn about the use of digital reporting in your area, please review rules in your jurisdiction.

    AAERT-Approved Courses

    Our curriculum has successfully passed a rigorous evaluation process by the nationally-recognized governing association for digital/ electronic reporters and legal transcribers to ensure the highest-quality training.