Page Rate Increase:  Please send your thoughts regarding Page Rate Increases to mecracorrespondence@gmail.com

Reach out to the Judiciary Committee with the following link:  Click Here

Also, we suggest that you contact your local state representative.  To locate your local state representative, follow this link:  Click Here

2023 Membership Drive

CEO and CER Membership Renewal
Click Here

Retirees now 1/2 off!
Click Here

New members $30 off
Click Here

MECRA & LCC
CEO and CER Student Membership Registration
Click Here

 

2023 CER and CEO Courses

  • All dates are open for registration unless indicated above. 

  • Each student will be assigned an instructions to walk you through the course material and to review your work.

  • 2023 classes will be a hybrid of online and in-person.   
     

CER ONLINE COURSE

VIA ZOOM 

$210

The CER Course is presented via Zoom from 8 am - 5 :30 pm

for two days. 

This course includes all materials, online instructions, and grammar/punctuation 

instruction via web conferencing

Projects are self-paced and self-proofing with a final transcript review once all projects are completed.  Your review will be submitted to SCAO and your supervisor upon completion. 

 

You
NEW - Typed and hand-written log instruction.

NEW - Additional online instruction included in grammar and punctuation.

 

This is a Board of Review approved program required prior to 
taking the CER examination.

CEO ONLINE COURSE

VIA ZOOM  

$110

The CEO Course is presented via Zoom from 8 am - 5 pm. 

This course includes all materials, online instructions, and grammar/punctuation instruction via web conferencing

Projects are self-paced and self-proving with a final transcript review once all projects are completed.  The Certificate of Completion is issued once the final exam log and transcript are completed by the student and reviewed by the instructor. (See the detailed calendar below for timelines.)  

NEW - Typed and hand-written log instructions.

 


This is a Board of Review approved program that is required prior to taking the CEO examination.

       

Daily Course Schedule

Day 1:  CER and CEO

7:00 pm - Class Orientation

Before attending the classes

  • Participants will need to review all pre-recorded videos in the student portal.

  • Printed out the manual for reference.

  • CERs - Type the Bubble Transcript sample for formatting practice, complete Margie Holds Court session, and submit typing speed test.

  • CERs and CEOs - Attempt a practice log that is provided in the student portal

Day 2:  CER and CEO

 

8:00 am - Introductions

8:30 am - Section 1 - 3

10:45 am - Section 4

Noon -  Lunch Break

1:00 pm - Review Logging Material

2:00 pm -  Logging Session 1

2:45 pm - Logging Session 2
3:15 pm - Logging Session 3 (Final)

4:00 pm - Submit final logging to instructor
4:15 pm - Review logs

4:30pm - Q & A


 

Day 3:   CER Only

 

8:00 am - Introductions

8:15 am - Section 5

10:00 am - Section 6 - 7

11:00 am - Section 8 - Part 1 

Noon - Lunch Break

1:00 pm - Section 8 - Part 2

2:00 pm - Type transcript for final 

4:30 pm - Submit final transcript to instructor

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
         Group review of the final transcript


 

**Section 9 - 10 is available on the website.

 

Day 4:  CER and CER

6:30 pm - Pre-Exam Review
 

Required supplies:

  • Laptop or desktop computer

  • Earbuds or headset

  • Foot pedal (CERs only)

  • Internet access

  • All course material is available for download from the student portal.

 

MECRA CER COURSES

JANUARY 2023: (IN-PERSON LANSING, MI OR ONLINE)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

- Orientation via Zoom - Monday, Jan. 9th, at 7:00 pm
- Online or In Person @ Davenport University: CER 2-Day Course 

     ~ Thursday, January 26th, 8 am to 5 pm - CER

     ~ Friday, January 27th, 8 am to 5:30 pm - CER  

- Pre-Exam Review via Zoom - Monday, February 27th,
   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

     ~ (Exams are in March)

MARCH/APRIL 2023: (IN-PERSON OR ONLINE)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

- Orientation via Zoom - Monday, March 27th, at 7:00 pm

- Online or In Person in Gaylord, Michigan: CER 2-Day Course 

     ~ Thursday, April 20th, 8 am to 5 pm - CER

     ~ Friday, April 21st, 8 am to 5:30 pm - CER  

- Pre-Exam Review via Zoom - Monday June 26th, 6:30 pm
    to 8:30 pm

     ~ (Exams are in July)

MAY 2023: (ONLINE ONLY)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

- Orientation via Zoom - Monday, May 1st, at 7:00 pm

- ZOOM: CER 2-Saturdays Online Only Course

     ~ Saturday, May 13th, 8 am to 5 pm - CER

     ~ Saturday, May 20th, 8 am to 5:30 pm - CER

- Pre-Exam Review via Zoom - Monday, June 26th, 6:30 pm to 8:30

   pm (combined with the April In-Person Students)

     ~ (Exams are in July)

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2023: (IN-PERSON LANSING, MI OR ONLINE)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

- Orientation via Zoom - Monday, August 28th, at 7:00 pm

- In Person @ Davenport University: CER 2-Day Course

     ~ Thursday, Sept. 28th, 8 am to 5 pm - CER

     ~ Friday, Sept. 29th, 8 am to 5:30 pm - CER

- Pre-Exam Review via Zoom - Monday, October 23rd, 6:30
   to 8:30 pm

     ~ (Exams are in November)

MECRA CEO COURSES

JANUARY 2023: (IN-PERSON LANSING, MI OR ONLINE)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

- Orientation via Zoom - Monday, Jan. 9th, at 7:00 pm
- Online or In Person @ Davenport University: CEO 1-Day Course 

     ~ Thursday, January 26th, 8 am to 5 pm  

- Pre-Exam Review via Zoom - Monday, February 27th, 6:30 pm
   to 8:30 pm

     ~ (Exams are in March)

MARCH/APRIL 2023: (IN-PERSON OR ONLINE)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

- Orientation via Zoom - Monday, March 27th, at 7:00 pm

- Online or In Person in Gaylord, Michigan: CEO 1-Day Course 

     ~ Thursday, April 20th, 8 am to 5 pm 

- Pre-Exam Review via Zoom - Monday June 26th, 6:30 pm to
   8:30 pm

     ~ (Exams are in July)

MAY 2023: (ONLINE ONLY)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

- Orientation via Zoom - Monday, May 1st, at 7:00 pm

- ZOOM: CEO - Online Only Course

     ~ Saturday, May 13th, 8 am to 5 pm 

- Pre-Exam Review via Zoom - Monday, June 26th, 6:30 pm
   to 8:30 pm (combined with the April In-Person Students)

     ~ (Exams are in July)

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2023: (IN-PERSON LANSING, MI OR ONLINE)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

- Orientation via Zoom - Monday, August 28th, at 7:00 pm

- In Person @ Davenport University: CEO 1-Day Course

     ~ Thursday, Sept. 28th, 8 am to 5 pm 

- Pre-Exam Review via Zoom - Monday, October 23rd, 6:30
   to 8:30 pm

     ~ (Exams are in November)

Zoom Instructions
Course and Legislative Meetings


Option 1:   Quick Link from Laptop, Desktop, Smartphone or Tablet

 

Option 2:  Join by Phone

 

Dial  312 626 6799 US

Enter meeting ID: 212 158 4850 and follow prompts

OUR MISSION
The Michigan Electronic Court Reporters Association (MECRA), is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and maintaining excellence through continuing training/educational opportunities and by mentoring; to establish and maintain high standards as set forth by the Michigan Supreme Court; and, to foster and maintain the honor and integrity of the profession of verbatim court reporting while actively serving the public and judicial system of the State of Michigan.

About MECRA