State Certification and Other Testing Information
Effective January 1, 2002, all court reporters, whether official or free-lance, must be certified in accordance with Supreme Court Rule 14.

Once certified, individuals may choose to seek employment in a variety of workplaces: Missouri courts, state agencies, private reporting firms, hospitals/medical centers, educational institutions, the media industry, or as entrepreneur. Those interested in working as officials in the Missouri court system should contact circuit judges and judicial administrators in the counties and judicial circuits in which they are seeking employment.

The Examination
A certification examination is conducted at least semiannually, one in the spring and one in the fall. The exam instructions, information about the test, a study guide and the application are available in PDF forms below:
Completed applications must be received in the Office of the Clerk of the Supreme Court thirty (30) days prior to an examination date.

CCR Application.pdf

Inquiries
Questions pertaining to the examination, continued certification, annual dues, or obtaining or reporting continuing education credits should be directed to:

Maggie Burch
Administrative Assistant
Board of Certified Court Reporter Examiners
P.O. Box 150
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: 573-751-4144
Fax: 573-751-7514


Board of Certified Court Reporter Examiners
Established in 1975 under Supreme Court Rule 14, the Board of Certified Court Reporter Examiners is comprised of four members of The Missouri Bar who are judges of the circuit or appellate courts and three court reporters who have served a minimum of five years as official reporters in Missouri courts prior to appointment. All board members are appointed by the Supreme Court and each serves a three-year term. Members may be reappointed by the Court.


MO CCR Certification Application
CCR Application.pdf

Inquiries Questions pertaining to the examination, continued certification, annual dues, or obtaining or reporting continuing education credits should be directed to:
Maggie Burch
Administrative Assistant
Board of Certified Court Reporter Examiners
P.O. Box 150
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: 573-751-4144
Fax: 573-751-7514

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