This 100-hour self-paced course is designed to be taken by a person wishing to become certified through AAERT as a legal transcriptionist.

Individuals taking this course will learn about the court system, legal procedure, terminology, ethics, professionalism, and confidentiality. Students will gain the knowledge to format, transcribe, edit, and proofread legal transcripts for correct grammar, punctuation and word usage. In addition to many exercises, quizzes, and self-graded assignments, students will receive personalized feedback on instructor-graded transcription assignments. 

Equipment Requirements: 

  • Infinity USB Foot Pedal, headphones, and free version of Express Scribe software. 
  • MS Word (Microsoft Word 2016, 2019, and Office 365) or CAT software. (We do not offer support for CAT software.)
  • PC-based computer with Windows 8.1 or better. (Most software companies in this industry are PC friendly. You can use a Mac in this course, but we do not offer support for Mac-specific questions.)

Course Access: 365 days 


Course Outline

  • The Legal System
  • Terminology
  • English Language
  • Grammar and Punctuation
  • Word, Text Expansion, and Research
  • Software and Annotations
  • Building the Transcript
  • Working Environment
  • Professionalism
  • Instructor-Graded Transcription Assignments

Course Fee: $895


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.