Montana Court Reporting Schools

 

               

The Montana Court Reporters Association (MCRA) is a valuable resource for employment opportunities in Montana for both official and freelance positions.  Student and practicing court reporters can benefit by becoming a member of the MCRA and utilizing the networking power the association offers.  Presently certification is not a requirement to begin a court reporting practice in Montana.  Though certification is not mandatory, achieving this goal should certainly be an ambition for any court reporter.  While becoming certified through the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is not required for freelance court reporters, for certain official court reporting positions, there is a requirement for a court reporter to have earned the Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) certification and/or the Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR) certification.

Though there are no physical campuses offering court reporter training in Montana, a quality education is not out of reach.  Many reputable educational institutions now offer online programs in court reporter training which can be completed from the comfort of your home.

Becoming a Court Reporter in Montana

Because there is presently no certification requirement to begin a court reporting practice in Montana, upon completion of a court reporting program, a graduate can begin seeking employment immediately.  The MCRA website lists job openings for freelance court reporters, as well as available officialships.  As mentioned previously, some official court reporting positions do require certification prior to employment.  Attending conventions and seminars hosted by the MCRA is an effective way for new court reporters to meet established court reporters and begin business relationships.

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

Employment:  50
Hourly Mean Wage:  $20.62
Annual Mean Wage:  $42,880

 

 

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