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Certified Shorthand Reporters


Certified Shorthand Announcements

Testing Dates for 2023

On-line - Written Test Only (any date)

Skills - April 29, 2023. Application date has expired.

CSR Board Meetings for 2023

Friday, April 28, 2023, at 4:00 pm

Spring 2023 CSR Meeting
Fri, April 28, 2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)

In Person: Room 116




  1. Board Reappointments
  2. Approval of September 16, 2022, Meeting Minutes
  3. Old/Unfinished Business
    1. Office Election Dates
    2. Fee Increase
    3. New Testing Dates
  4. New Business
    1. Financial Report
    2. Filing Season Summary
    3. Suspensions
    4. Events Not Required to be Reported
    5. Voice Writing
    6. Complaints – One (Closed Session)
  5. Testing
    1. Review Arrangement of Judicial Branch Building for Exam
    2. Review of Applicants and Procedure for Saturday Examination
  6. Future Meeting Dates
  7. Other Items Board Members Feel Need Attention
  8. Public Question Period


All meetings of the Board of Examiners of Shorthand Reporters are accessible to anyone.  If you need special accommodations to participate, please call (515) 348-4670 for assistance (TDD: Relay Iowa TTY at 800-735-2942) at least three (3) business days before the meeting.


Any members of the public wishing to address the board without discussion may speak at the discretion of the chair for a period not to exceed two minutes.  The board reserves the right to reduce this time based on the number of people wishing to speak. Some portions of board meetings may be closed to discuss licensee disciplinary investigations or proceedings in accordance with Iowa Code sections 21.5(1)(a) or (d) and Iowa Code section 272C.6(4).

Court Rules Governing Certification

Rules pertaining to certified shorthand reporters now appear at chapter 46 of the Iowa Court Rules. Fees payable with respect to reports and several kinds of applications were changed in 2008. The complete chapter 46 is available here: Chapter 46 (PDF) 

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