Idaho Court Reporting Schools



It is unlawful in Idaho for any person to engage in the practice of shorthand reporting without being licensed by the Idaho Certified Shorthand Reporters Board through the State of Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses.  Examination is required to obtain certification.  Dates and locations for the Idaho Certified Shorthand Reporters Test can be found on the web site of the Idaho Court Reporters Association (ICRA).  The ICRA web site is also a convenient source of information for employment opportunities, conventions, and options for earning CEUs.

At this time, court reporter training is not available in Idaho on a physical campus.  There are, however, many online court reporting programs available through reputable educational institutions across the nation.  If relocation to obtain court reporter training is not possible for you, utilizing an online program will allow you to receive quality training at home.

Becoming a Court Reporter in Idaho

Idaho Statutes, Title 54 Professions, Vocations, and Businesses, Chapter 31 Certified Shorthand Reporters Act describes the requirements, fees, and other issues regarding the certification of court reporters in Idaho.  To qualify for certification, applicants must take and pass the Idaho certified shorthand reporter examination.  In lieu of the Idaho examination, the board will also accept proof of an applicant having passed, within two years prior to the application date, the Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) examination, the Registered Merit Reporter (RMR) examination, the Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR) examination, or the Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR) examination as administered by the National Court Reporters Association ( (NCRA).  Additional minimum requirements include that the applicant be a lawful resident of the United States, be of good moral character, and possess a high school diploma or its equivalent.  

The United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the following information about the occupation of court reporting in the state of Idaho.  Keep in mind, however, that these estimates do not include self-employed workers, which make up a significant portion of court reporters working in the state of Idaho.

Employment:  60
Hourly Mean Wage:  $21.33
Annual Mean Wage:  $44,360


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