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Registered Professional Reporter (RPR)

What it takes to pass the RPR Exam

To become a RPR, you must have the knowledge, skills, and ability to produce a high-quality verbatim record. The Written Knowledge Test is a 115-question, multiple-choice test that focuses on three areas:

  • Technology (22%)
  • Reporting Practices (62%)
  • Professional Practices (16%)

You must pass with a scaled score of 70 or better.
To earn your RPR, you will also have to pass three sections of a skills test that evaluates you in three areas:

  • Literary at 180 words per minute
  • Jury Charge at 200 words per minute
  • Testimony/Q&A at 225 words per minute

After dictation, you have 75 minutes to transcribe your notes from each leg. You must have 95% accuracy on each leg to pass.

Registered Merit Reporter (RMR)

What it takes to pass the RMR Exam

To earn your RMR, you have to pass three sections of a skills test that evaluates you in three areas:

  • Literary at 200 words per minute
  • Jury charge at 240 words per minute
  • Testimony/Q&A at 260 words per minute

After dictation, you have 75 minutes to transcribe your notes from each leg. You must have 95% accuracy on each leg to pass.

Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR)

What it takes to pass the RDR Exam

The RDR Exam consists of a 115-question, multiple choice Written Knowledge Test that focuses on three areas:

  • Technology (17%)
  • Reporting practices (53%)
  • Professional practices (30%)

You must receive a scaled score of 70 or better to pass the exam.

Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR)

What it takes to pass the CRR Exam

The CRR Exam consists of three steps:

  • Step 1 – Setting up and operating your equipment
  • Step 2 – Accurately writing realtime for five minutes at 96% accuracy from professionally recorded two-voice Q&A material at the speed of 200 words per minute.
  • Step 3 – Converting your file to an ASCII text file. Grading is on the final submitted text file.

Certified Legal Video Specialist (CLVS)

What it takes to pass the CLVS Exam

  • Step 1 – Attend Video in the Legal Environment Seminar
  • Step 2 – Pass the Written Knowledge Test
  • Step 3 – Pass the hands-on Production Examination

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