Illinois Court Reporting Schools

 

               


The Illinois Certified Shorthand Reporters Act of 1984 dictates that the practice of shorthand reporting affects the public health, safety, and welfare, and to protect the public interest, it should be subject to regulation and control.  To facilitate this goal, court reporters in the state of Illinois are required to be licensed by the Illinois Certified Shorthand Reporters Board through the Department of Financial & Professional Regulation.  The Illinois Court Reporters Association (ILCRA) is a helpful resource for information regarding certification and other issues affecting court reporters in Illinois.

Throughout the state of Illinois, there are several educational facilities which offer court reporter training.  If you are not located near one of these campuses or if commuting is not an option for you, many educational institutions offer online court reporter training programs that you can participate in from the comfort of your own home.

Becoming a Court Reporter in Illinois

After receiving court reporter training, an application for examination or licensure must be made to the Department of Professional Regulation.  To apply for examination, an applicant must be of good moral character and must include in his or her application proof of having graduated from high school or its equivalent, as well as a complete work history since graduating from high school.  Also required is an Affidavit of Ability which must be signed by an official at a shorthand reporter school stating that the applicant has successfully completed a verbatim record of dictation for five minutes at a minimum speed of 225 words per minute with at least 94% accuracy.  Alternatively, the applicant must submit proof of having obtained at least minimum competency skills in court reporting through education, training, and/or experience.

An applicant for licensure is not required to sit for the state examination if proof is submitted for having earned certification as a Registered Merit Reporter (RMR) or a Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) as issued by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA).

The United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the following information about the occupation of court reporting in the state of Illinois.  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 Illinois.

Employment:  280
Hourly Mean Wage:  $24.26
Annual Mean Wage:  $50,450

 

 

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Court Reporting Schools in Illinois:

 

MacCormac College
Mission Statement: MacCormac College is a small, private, not-for-profit, urban, academic community that prepares its diverse student population to live and work successfully in a multi-cultural and technologically complex society.
Address: 29 East Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602-4405
Phone: 312-922-1884
Website: www.maccormac.edu
Type of School: Private, not-for-profit
Programs Offered: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Court Reporting
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Accrediting Agency: Higher Learning Commission (HLC); Certified by the National Court Reporters Association Council on Approved Student Education (NCRA/CASE)
Online Courses Offered: No

Midstate College
Mission Statement: The mission of Midstate College is to provide educational opportunities that emphasize skills and knowledge that will allow the student to adjust through a lifetime of social and technological change.  We recognize that education is vital in developing skills needed for a productive society and essential in promoting the individual’s sense of worth, values, and high ethical standards.  The College is committed to offering quality education that meets the needs of its students and assisting them in clarifying and pursuing their professional and educational goals.
Address: 411 West Northmoor Road, Peoria, Illinois 61614-3558
Phone: 309-692-4092
Website: www.midstate.edu
Type of School: Private, for-profit
Programs Offered: Bachelor of Science Degree in Realtime Reporting; Associate of Science Degree in Realtime Reporting
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Accrediting Agency: Higher Learning Commission (HLC); Certified by the National Court Reporters Association Council on Approved Student Education (NCRA/CASE)
Online Courses Offered: No

Prince Institute - Great Lakes
Mission Statement: The mission of this institution is to offer the best educational and training program possible, within the constraints of its resources, to enable graduates to take to the marketplace the highest possible level of job knowledge and skills.  This level of knowledge and skills enables graduates to fill highly skilled and rewarding positions of responsibility.
Address: 1300 East Woodfield Road, Suite 110, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173
Phone: 847-592-6600
Website: www.princeinstitute.edu
Type of School: Private, for-profit
Programs Offered: Certificate in Realtime Reporting: CART/Captioning Concentration; Certificate in Realtime Reporting: Judicial Reporting Concentration
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 25 to 1
Accrediting Agency: Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS); Certified by the National Court Reporters Association Council on Approved Student Education (NCRA/CASE)
Online Courses Offered: Yes (contact school directly for availability in your state)

South Suburban College
Mission Statement: The mission of South Suburban College is to serve our students and the community through lifelong learning.  SSC is dedicated to high quality education, training, and services for all individuals who have the ability to benefit from our programs, programs that are accessible and affordable provided to a diverse community of learners, training delivered in collaboration with local businesses, a community of staff, faculty, and students that create an environment and resources for learning, and up-to-date facilities and technology that help prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate programs or the job market.
Address: 16333 South Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest, Illinois 60452
Phone: 708-596-2000 / 708-225-6000
Website: www.southsuburbancollege.edu
Type of School: Public
Programs Offered: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Court Reporting/Verbatim Technology; Certificate in Court Reporting/Verbatim Technology
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 23 to 1
Accrediting Agency: Higher Learning Commission (HLC); Certified by the National Court Reporters Association Council on Approved Student Education (NCRA/CASE)
Online Courses Offered: No

Sparks College
Mission Statement: The mission of Sparks College is to enroll and educate students for placement in careers in court reporting, scopist, secretarial, accounting, information processing, and medical transcription.  The mission is achieved by offering programs evaluated by our advisory boards to ensure students are receiving the necessary training and skills to compete in today’s job market.  By hiring fully trained professionals in the field, properly certified, we are able to present appropriate programs in each of the curriculum.
Address: 131 South Morgan Street, Shelbyville, Illinois 62565
Phone: 217-774-5112
Website: www.sparkscollege.org
Type of School: Private, for-profit
Programs Offered: Certificate in Court Reporting
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 5 to 1
Accrediting Agency: Certified by the National Court Reporters Association Council on Approved Student Education (NCRA/CASE)
Online Courses Offered: No


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