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Notice of Online Meeting

CSR Special Board Meeting
Tue, May 25, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)

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  1. Requiring Reinstating CSRs to take the Written Knowledge Test

  2. DMACC Diploma in lieu of Skills Test


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):

  • 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:

  • 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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