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Certified Shorthand Reporters

Certified Shorthand Announcements

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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