CER  TWO DAY TRAINING
with self-paced practice material  or

CER Online Training

 

Note:  This is mandatory training for those individuals

seeking CER certification.

 

This registration is open to those individuals seeking certification for CER.  Also, you may take this course as a refresher.  The class is based on a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 20 students. 

 

Summary of course study:

- A complete review of Court Reporter Manual

- Logging
- Transcript Format

- Typing speed exercises

 - Grammar/Punctuation
- Review of how people "really" speak

- Legal, Medical and Latin terminology

- Word Processing Software Shortcuts

- Training on performing duties as a clerk and court recorder

- Review of courtroom equipment and technology


Participants will begin course work before and after the two-day workshop.

 

 

Examination

 

Please register for your exam with Trial Court Services if you plan on attending the workshop.  

 

Due to the exam registration procedures, MECRA will need to give priority to those taking the next exam.

 

It is recommended to register for the workshop that allows you ample time to study prior to the exam.

 

 

 

 

 

Once you have passed your exam...

 

Check out the Continuing Education and Enrichment page on the MECRA website.  If you are a freelance firm, follow the updates on the Freelance Services portion of our website.

 

PAYMENT PROCESS

 

 

Please pay via credit card with the link located at the top right of this page.   This will automatically register you for the course and a receipt will be issued via your email.  Our Course Registrar will contact within 72 hours with additional instructions and information.  

Confirmed registration is based on the order that the payments are received. 

Payment must be in full to be confirmed and priority is set based on when your exam is scheduled.  Refunds are honor with a written two-week notice via email to mecracorrespondence@gmail.com.

 

Visit the  MECRA website for your paid confirmation at www.mecra.info.

 

Also, be sure to visit the website for any updates.

 

Thank you!

MECRA

 

Module 1  
 

  • Review the Court Reporter Manual - Sections 1 - 3  Click here

  • Download the FTR software to your computer - Click here 

  • Print the Court Reporter Manual - tab out all sections of manual

  • Complete a typing test on www.typingtest.com

  • Log George Thomas and Zander Eaton hearings - Review logging video in the "Student Only" tab first.

  • Submit your progress on Module 1 to the tab on the right.  The password for Module 2 will be provided after submission.

 

Module 2  

 

  • Review and test on Court Reporter Manual - Section 4 - 5

  • Prepare and proof Title Pages from Manual (CER only)

  • Prepare and proof Table of Content Pages from Manual (CER only)

  • Word Processing Software Shortcuts (CER only)

  • Log court proceedings from television programs or YouTube at home for approximately one (1) hour.

  • Complete a typing test on www.typingtest.com

  • Submit your progress on Module 2 to the tab on the right.  The password for Module 3 will be provided after submission.

 

Module 3  

 

  • Review and test on Court Reporter Manual - Section 6

  • Complete a typing test on www.typingtest.com

  • Starting from Scratch - Preparing your own Transcript Template (CER only)

  • Log the proceeding of George Thomas

 

Module 4 -  

 

  • Review and test on Court Reporter Manual - Section 7

  • Complete Quiz on Section 7

  • Complete a typing test on www.typingtest.com

  • Prepare a transcript from your court and time yourself for two hours from audio.  (CER only)

  • Review Section 4 Logging of the manual by outlining all the key elements that must be in your log sheets 

 

Module 5  

 

  • Grammar review and test on Court Reporter Manual - Section 8 (CER only)

  • Log additional audio provided by SCAO 

  • Transcribe additional audio provided by SCAO (CER only)

  • Complete a typing test on www.typingtest.com

 

 

Module 6  

 

  • Review and test on Court Reporter Manual - Sections 9 and 10

  • Complete Quiz on Section 9 and 10

  • Complete proofing exercise on MECRA website (CER only)

  • Complete a typing test on www.typingtest.com

 

Module 7 - Available as of 1/31/2019

 

  • Medical Terminology review and testing

  • Type the George Thomas Transcript from Audio in a timed session of 2 hours and 45 minutes

  • Complete a typing test on www.typingtest.com

 

Module 8 - Available as of 1/31/2019

 

  • Latin Terminology review and testing

  • Log the simulated exam - Zander Eaton

  • Legal Terminology review and testing

  • Complete a typing test on www.typingtest.com

 

Module 9 - Available as of 1/31/2019

 

  • Transcribe the simulated exam - Zander Eaton in a timed session of 2 hours (CER only)

  • Complete a typing test on www.typingtest.com

 

Module 10 - Available as of 1/31/2019

 

  • Log and prepare the additional simulated exam samples of your choice (CEO log only)

  • Performing duties as a clerk and court recorder

  • Courtroom equipment and technology overview

 

Module 11 - Available as of 2/10/2019

 

  • Simulated written exam and submission.

  • Set up a one-on-one consultation with an instructor prior to the exam