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):
- The Board is currently running a pilot project which allows the written knowledge test to be taken online. This is an ongoing test so there is not a specific date. Click here for the application to take the online written knowledge exam.
Board of Examiners of Shorthand Reporters Meetings:
- March 26, 2021 - 4 pm
- September 17, 2021 - 4 pm
For more information contact: BoardofExaminers.ShorthandReporters@iowacourts.gov
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)