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Certified Shorthand Announcements

News of Interest

Filing season for CSRs ran from October 1st through December 1st, 2017. All CSR reports that were not filed on or before December 1 are now subject to a late filing penalty fee. The Board will shortly begin the suspension notification process for all CSR's who have not filed.

Upcoming Deadlines and Events

  • December 1, 2017 – Deadline for filing 2017 Annual Report
  • December 8, 2017 – Written CSR Test
  • January 26, 2018 – Written CSR Test
  • March 9, 2018 – Meeting of Board of Shorthand Reporters
  • March 10, 2018 – Written and Skills CSR Testing
  • April 20, 2018 - Written CSR Test
  • June 8, 2018 - Written CSR Test
  • July 20, 2018 - Written CSR Test
  • September 7, 2018 - Meeting of Board of Shorthand Reporters
  • September 8, 2018 - Written and Skills CSR Testing
  • October 19, 2018 - Written CSR Test
  • December 7, 2018 - Written CSR Test


Certified Shorthand Reporters

The Board of Examiners of Shorthand Reporters administers the examination and certification process for shorthand reporters in Iowa. The board also administers continuing education requirements and disciplinary actions with respect to shorthand reporters. The board advises the court on policies regarding shorthand reporting in Iowa. 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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