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Notice of On-Line Meeting

CSR Board Meeting
Fri, Mar 26, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3311

Access Code: 361-565-165



  1. Approval of September 18, 2020 Meeting Minutes
  2. Old / Unfinished Business:
    1. Proposal: DMACC Diploma in Lieu of Skills Test
    2. (Now Passed) HF2627 Impact on CSR Board (Willits)
    3. On-line Written Exam
  3. New Business:
    1. Complaints – None
    2. Suspensions for Failure to File
    3. DMACC Onsite Written Knowledge Test
    4. Legislation – Extension of §602.6603 to one year
    5. Banking Resolution
  4. Testing
    1. Review Arrangement of Judicial Branch Building as Examination Site
    2. Review of Applicants and Procedure for Saturday Examination
  5. Future Meeting Dates
  6. Other Items Board Members Feel Need Attention
  7. 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).

Upcoming Testing Dates and Events

Iowa Written & Skills CSR Exam (in-person):

  • March 27, 2021  (tentative)
  • September 18,2021

       Above dates are subject to change depending on closure of Judicial Branch Building


**If you can't attend the Iowa skills test, please note that Iowa also recognizes the NCRA's RPR designation. So if you pass their skill test and written test, all you will need to do is take the Iowa Written Test to become licensed in the State of Iowa. The NCRA has on-going, on-line testing at their website.

Iowa Written Test (on-line):



Board of Examiners of Shorthand Reporters Meetings:

  • March 26, 2021 - 4 pm
  • September 17, 2021 - 4 pm 



For more information contact:

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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