Massachusetts Court Reporting Schools

 

               

The best resource for information about the profession of court reporting in Massachusetts is the Massachusetts Court Reporters Association (MCRA).  Many benefits are available to members, including the opportunity to take the Massachusetts CSR examination for certification.  The MCRA does offer reciprocity for certifications earned through the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), as well as for some state CSR certifications.  Presently there is no certification requirement to be allowed to work as a court reporter in Massachusetts, but there is a requirement that a court reporter be a notary public.  Though nothing has been passed by the legislature at this time, efforts have been made to pass a licensure bill which would require court reporters to pass a CSR exam before being allowed to begin practicing as a court reporter.

There are currently no physical campuses in Massachusetts which offer court reporter training; however, there are many options available through online programs.  Reputable educational institutions from across the country offer court reporter training programs which can be completed from the comfort of your home.  The MCRA promotes a program to connect court reporting students with professional member mentors to assist in the educational experience.

Becoming a Court Reporter in Massachusetts

Once training is completed and a notary public commission is obtained, a court reporting graduate can begin to seek employment.  Though obtaining certification is voluntary, it should certainly be the goal of any court reporter.  Many firms and agencies are reluctant to hire court reporters with no certification, so there are some real benefits in obtaining a state CSR and/or national RPR.  The MCRA offers many networking opportunities and connections to local court reporting firms.  Court reporter job listings can also be found on the National Court Reporters Association’s website.

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

Employment: 110
Hourly Mean Wage:  $26.24
Annual Mean Wage:  $54,590

 

 

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