2022 Membership Drive

Good news!

Retirees now 1/2 off!

New members $30 off

New CER or CEO free membership for 2022

More details to follow....stay tuned!

 

2022 CER and CEO Courses

  • All dates are open for registration unless indicated above. 

  • Each student will be assigned one of our four instructions to walk you through the course material and to review your work.

  • If our dates do not work with your situation, we have self-guided CER and CEO Courses.
    You may request more details and register for the self-guided CER or CEO course by emailing us at mecracorrespondence@gmail.com. 

    In order to take the exams in November 2021, you will need to complete the courses by October 31st.  The next phase of self-paced would need to be completed by February 15th.  (NOTE:  Self-paced students have 60 days to complete the course material and submit final from date of registration/payment.)

CER ONLINE COURSE

VIA ZOOM AND SELF-PACED

$210

The CER Course is presented via Zoom from 8 am - 4 pm for two days. 
The course material and assignment can be completed within 
2 - 4 weeks of completing the course.

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 instruction.

NEW - Additional online instruction included in grammar and punctuation.

NEW - Zoom Operator Training

This is a Board of Review approved program required prior to

taking the CER examination.

CEO ONLINE COURSE

VIA ZOOM AND SELF-PACED

$110

The CEO Course is presented via Zoom from 8 am - 4 pm.  The course material and assignment can be completed within 

5 - 7 days of completing the course.

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 instruction.

NEW - Zoom Operator Training


This is a Board of Review approved program required prior to

taking the CEO examination.

       

Daily Course Schedule


 

Day 1:  CER and CEO

 

8 am             Introductions

8:30 am       Section 1 - 3

10:30 am     Break

10:45 am     Section 4

Noon            Lunch Break

1:00 pm       Review Logging Material

2:00 pm      Logging Session 1

2:30 pm       Break

2:45 pm       Logging Session 2

3:15 pm        Zoom Operator Training

4:45 pm       Q & A


 

Day 2:   CER Only

 

8 am            Introductions

8:15 am       Section 5

10:30 am    Break

10:45 am    Section 6 - 7

Noon           Lunch Break

1:00 pm      Section 8

2:30 pm      Break

2:45 pm      Section 8 Continued

4:45 pm      Q & A


 

**Section 9 - 10 available on the website.

Day 3: CER Only

8 am             Typing Lab

Noon            Lunch Break

1:00 pm       Final Submission Transcript Review

Day 4:  CER and CER

6:00 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.

 

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COURSE DATES TO REMEMBER
Registration is open for all courses from April through October

Winter/Spring 2022

  • CER/CEO - Day 1:  January 8, 2022 (8 am - 4 pm)

  • CER - Day 2:  January 15, 2022 (8 am - 4 pm)

  • Evening CEO Day 1:  January 25, 2022 (6 pm - 8 pm)

  • Evening CEO Day 2:  January 26, 2022 (6 pm - 8 pm)

  • CER Online Typing Lab: January 29, 2022 (8 am - 4 pm)

  • All CER Course finals submission deadline:  February 15, 2022 at noon

  • All CEO Course finals submission deadline:  February 15, 2022 at noon

  • Certificates of Completion issued February 17, 2022

  • CER/CEO - Self-Paced:  Registered by April 1, 2022

    • Completion by July 1, 2022

    • CER Online Typing Lab CER Online Typing Lab and "New" Final Exam Transcript Proofing:: April 30, 2022 (8 am - 4 pm)

    • Certificates of Completion issued July 7, 2022

  • CER/CEO - Day 1:  April 9, 2022 (8 am - 4 pm)

  • CER - Day 2:  April 16, 2022 (8 am - 4 pm)

  • All CER Course finals submission deadline:  April 25, 2022 at noon

  • All CEO Course finals submission deadline:  April 25, 2022 at noon

  • CER Online Typing Lab and "New" Final Exam Transcript Proofing: April 30, 2022 (8 am - 4 pm)

  • Certificates of Completion issued May 15, 2022

Summer/Fall 2022

  • CER/CEO - Self-Paced:  Registered by May 1, 2022

    • Completion by July 1, 2022

    • CER Online Typing Lab CER Online Typing Lab and "New" Final Exam Transcript Proofing: May 21, 2022 (8 am - 4 pm)

    • Certificates of Completion issued July 7, 2022

  • June 4, 2022 (9 am - 11 am) - Board Meeting @ the Courtyard by Marriott in Okemos, Michigan and by Zoom​​​

  • June 4, 2022 (11 am) - Legislative Meeting via Zoom

  • CER/CEO Pre-exam Review Meeting: June 27, 2022 (6:30 pm-8:30 pm via Zoom)​

  • CER/CEO - Self-Paced:  Registered by July 1, 2022

    • Completion by September 1, 2022

    • CER Online Typing Lab CER Online Typing Lab and "New" Final Exam Transcript Proofing: July 30, 2022 (8 am - 1 pm)

    • Certificates of Completion issued September 8, 2022

  • CER/CEO Pre-exam Review Meeting: July 25, 2022 (6:30 pm-8:30 pm via Zoom)​

  • CER/CEO -Self-Paced: Registered by September 1, 2022

    • Completion by November 1, 2022

    • CER Online Typing Lab CER Online Typing Lab and "New" Final Exam Transcript Proofing: September 24, 2022 (8 am - 1 pm)

    • Certificates of Completion issued November 2, 2022

  • CER/CEO Pre-exam Review Meeting: November 7, 2022 (6:30 pm-8:30 pm via Zoom)​

  • CER/CEO Course in Person at Davenport University - Lansing Campus

    • Date and time to be determined - projected for September or October.​

Additional dates to follow pending the 2022 exam publications from LCC.

Self-paced CER and CEO students are becoming popular.  They will be given 60 days to complete course material from the date of registration.  Self-paced students review pre-recorded sessions and complete them at their own pace.  They are also assigned a specific instructor to submit their final in order to receive their certificate of completion.

The CER Typing Lab registration is open.  This can also be offered to LCC students.  Feel free to pass it along.

To receive the password for access to the Virtual Conference Access above, please email a request to mecracorrespondence@gmail.com.  

MECRA instructors are available by contacting with the following options:

 

1.  Attend the courses via Zoom by request. 

2.  Email us at mecracorrespondence@gmail.com
3.  Call us 989-312-3325.

 

 

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.

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