629 North Main Street Hattiesburg, MS 39401

NVRA Education Resources

These education program listings are provided as a resource for prospective voice court reporting, CART and captioning students:

Although NVRA does not accredit any court reporting schools or programs at this time, NVRA is grateful to the following paid sponsors of the NVRA Web site.  Reference on NVRA’s Web site to any specific school or educational program does not constitute the endorsement or recommendation by NVRA. NVRA does not guarantee or make any warranty, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, reliability or completeness of information included in the sites, nor does NVRA accept any responsibiity for any loss, damage or expense resulting from or related to the use of this information.  The inclusion of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by NVRA of the linked Web resources or the information, products, or services contained therein.

Atlanta Peach Court Reporting School, LLC

4685 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Building D - Suite 2
Atlanta, Georgia 30338
Phone: (770) 842-3562                 
Fax: (770) 727-2170
Email: school@atlantapeachreporters.com
Web Site: www.courtreportingusa.com
Program Director: Joyce Frassrand-Curl


Highly successful Voicewriting Court Reporting courses, both Resident and Correspondence, constantly perfected to utilize technological advances by practicing reporters since 1988. Designed to accommodate busy schedules of working adults. Committed to skill-focused individual attention. Placement assistance readily available.

  • Classroom Learning
  • Distance Learning
  • Grammar/Punctuation
  • Legal
  • Business
  • Medical
  • Transcript Production
  • Judicial Reporting 
  • Courtroom Techniques
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Reporting Equipment Included in Tuition/Fees
  • All credit cards accepted

Baton Rouge School of Court Reporting

3003 Justice Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA  70816
Phone: (225) 218-4919
Phone: (225) 218-4919                 
Fax:(225) 771-8928
Email: office@brscr.com
Web Site: www.brscr.com
Program Director: Karen Vornkahl, CCR


The Baton Rouge School of Court Reporting offers certificates of completion in voicewriting, court reporting, CART/Captioning, and scoping in a stress-free, supportive environment.  Onsite and online courses are available. Contact us for complete program details.

  • Classroom Learning
  • Online Program
  • CART
  • Judicial Reporting
  • Financial Aid
  • Distance Learning
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Broadcast Captioning
  • CAT Systems
  • Realtime Reporting
  • Courtroom Techniques

Brown College of Court Reporting

1100 Spring Street, N.W.
Suite 101
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Web Site: www.bccr.edu
Phone: (404) 876-1227
Fax: (404) 876-4415
Director of Admissions: Carlette Jennings

The court reporting program at Brown College is designed to train students in their choice of either realtime voice or steno machine writing.  The voice writing curriculum prepares students to take the NVRA Certified Verbatim Reporter exam and secure entry-level employment in the court reporting field.

  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education
  • Day or evening classes on campus
  • Online classes
  • CAT classes
  • Realtime training    
  • Financial aid available to those who qualify
  • Externships

College of Court Reporting

111 West Tenth Street, Suite 111
Hobart, IN 46342
email: info@ccr.edu
website: http://www.ccr.edu

Established in 1984, CCR is progressive and student- centered with a reputation as the leading online court reporting educational provider.  CCR produces graduates who pass certification and are prepared for the nuances of court reporting and captioning careers.  Financial aid is available to qualified applicants.  Student and alumni services are provided.

Court Reporting Degree Program Information: Academic Level: Undergraduate

  • Academic Credential: A.A.S. Degree
  • Delivery: Online and Onsite
  • Length of Program: 5 semesters
  • Minimum Time Frame to Complete: 20 months
  • Maximum Time Frame to Complete: 30 months
  • Credit Hours: 58
  • Accepts Transfer of Credit: Yes
  • NCRA Certified Program: Yes
  • Training will prepare students for CART, captioning, transcription, realtime, transcript production, judicial and freelance court reporting
  • Equipment: Eclipse VOX and turbo software, silencer mask, sound pod, textbook and 16 gig computer

Captioning Certificate Program Information
  • Academic Level: Undergraduate
  • Academic Credential: Certificate
  • Delivery: Online and Onsite
  • Length of Program: 4 semesters
  • Minimum Time Frame to Complete: 8 to 16 months
  • Maximum Time Frame to Complete: 24 months
  • Credit Hours: 46
  • Accepts Transfer of Credit: Yes
  • Training will prepare students for broadcast captioning, relay calls and financial quarterly calls
  • Equipment: Dragon Software, open microphone, sound pod, textbook and 16 gig computer

Cuyahoga Community College

11000 Pleasant Valley Road
Parma, Ohio   44130
Phone:  (216) 987-5214
Fax:  (216) 987-5013
Email:  Kelly.Moranz@tri-c.edu
Web Site:  http://www.tri-c.edu/programs/captioning-and-court-reporting Program Director:  Kelly Moranz, CRI

The captioning and court reporting program at Tri-C is an NVRA Education Affiliate and an NCRA certified program. Tri-C offers an all online voice writing curriculum and a day, evening, and all online machine writing program. Tri-C is a public, regionally accredited community college.

  • Classroom Learning
  • Online Program
  • Associate's Degree
  • CART
  • Judicial Reporting
  • Medical Transcription
  • Financial Aid
  • Distance Learning
  • Certificate of Completion (short-term certificate)
  • CAT Systems

International Realtime Court Reporting Institute

124 W. Capitol Ave, Suite 885
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone: (501) 823-9179
Fax: (501) 801-1803
Email: sarah@intlrealtime.org
Program Director: Sarah Flynn, CCR, CVR-M

View our video orientation at  www.intlrealtime.org  and let us show you why we are so excited about our program!

" The Pursuit of Excellence"

Formerly the American Realtime Court Reporting Institute, IRCRI now offers world- wide voice writing training with our 44-class comprehensive online training course with easy-to-understand teaching methods. This is a five-block, self-paced course which allows you to enroll at any time and train at your own speed with constant oversight by your very qualified instructors.  We offer an in-house 24-month payment program as well with a low down payment.

With this course, you will build your voice speed to both state and NVRA testing levels.  We provide comprehensive training using the methods of Bettye Keyes, CCR, CSR, RVR, CVR-M, on both Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional  and the Eclipse Vox CAT system to allow you reach realtime success. These proven realtime techniques will also enable you to move into CART and/or captioning as well.  Working court reporters are encouraged to enroll in our Dragon and Eclipse classes to advance into realtime. 

Learn about punctuation, legal terminology, proper word usage, dictation techniques, voice macros, transcript preparation, real-life situations that you will encounter in your new career and more! Equipment is provided through the school and dedicated personal attention is given throughout the course by our very experienced instructors, Sarah Flynn, CCR, CVR-M, and Colette Wayda, CCR, who together have trained over 250 court reporters.

We are here to help you be a success!

  • Self-paced online program
  • Enroll immediately
  • Certificate of completion
  • Dragon training
  • CAT training
  • Payment program

Realtime Voice Academy

Email: realtimevoiceacademy@gmail.com
Web Site: realtimevoiceacademy.com
Dessa Van Schuyver, CCR reporting instructor
Chris Crosgrove, CRI, CPE- captioning instructor

CART and Captioning Training is available for students and reporters! Captioning students will learn captioning basics in addition to Dragon Naturally Speaking and EclipseVox AccuCap caption software. All training is live and instructor led.

NEW! We are now offering a Transitioning track for reporters who are ready to transition to a realtime system.

We offer a 20 week program covering:

  • Court Reporting Basics:
    • The Verbatim Record
    • Transcript Production
    • Transcript Distribution
    • Professional Responsibility
    • Ethics
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • EclipseVox realtime court reporting software
  • NVRA test preparation 
  • Classroom and synchronous online training available.

South Carolina School of Court Reporting

401 Western Lane, Suite C, Irmo, SC 29063
5 Century Dr, Suite 210, Greenville, SC 29607
Phone:  (803) 447-6670
Phone:  (864) 370-8037 - Greenville
Email:  info@scscr.org
Website:  www.scscr.org
Program Director:  Claudia Hutchison

The South Carolina School of Court Reporting has two convenient locations and is growing  Over 30 years of experience in court reporting.  We are a full service school.  You're not consider a student; you're considered part of our family. Open enrollment.  Days, evenings, and weekends. 

  • Classroom Learning
  • Distance Learning
  • Court Reporting
  • Realtime Reporting
  • Judicial Reporting
  • CAT System
  • Apprenticeship
  • English
  • Medical
  • Legal
  • Notary
  • Computer Basics
  • Redictation
  • Voice Recognition
  • All reporting equipment included

Verbatim Careers Institute

3225 Turtle Creek Blvd. # 1903
Dallas, Texas 75219
Phone: (972) 467-4422
Fax: (888) 443-1916
Email: ardith@ardith.com
Web Site: www.voicewritingcareers.com
Program Director: Ardith Spies

Since 2005, VCI has offered an inexpensive distance learning program focusing on training realtime voice writers for careers in court reporting, CART services, broadcast captioning and now webcasting. Students utilize speech recognition software from day one with access to the director days, evenings and weekends.  (Dictation practice materials at all speed levels can be purchased by non-students.)

  • Distance Learning
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Judicial Reporting
  • CART Provider
  • Broadcast Captioning
  • Realtime Training

For more information or an application to be listed with NVRA, please email Kelly Evans, nvra@nvra.org