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Certified Shorthand Reporter


Certified shorthand reporting professionals - called certified shorthand reporters or CSRs - transcribe passages from notes taken of dictated records or legal proceedings. Only individuals certified by the Board of Regents may use the certified shorthand reporter title.

Certified shorthand reporters, who are professionals certified by the New York State Board of Regents, perform a range of services - court reporting, freelance reporting, and real-time reporting such as closed captioning of live events.

Certification Requirements

Any use of the title "Certified Shorthand Reporter," within New York State requires a certification.

To be a certified shorthand reporter in New York State you must:

  • be of good moral character;
  • be at least 21 years of age;
  • meet education and examination requirements; and
  • meet experience requirements.

The specific requirements for certification are contained in Title 8, Article 151, Section 7504 of New York's Education Law and Part 71 of the Commissioner's Regulations.


The certification fee  is $173.

Certificates Issued and Active

In 2018, there were 3 certificates issued for this occupation.
In 2019, there were 2 certificates issued for this occupation.

As of July 1, 2020, there are 153 active certifications for this occupation.

Certifying Authority

New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
State Board for Certified Shorthand Reporting
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817, Press 1 then ext. 160
Fax: (518) 473-6375 (fax)
Email: [email protected]

Standard Occupational Classification

27-3092.00 - Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners
To learn more about this occupation search the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

Additional Information

National Court Reporters Association
12030 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 400,
Reston, VA 20191
Phone: (800) 272-6272


Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 12/7/20.

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