Certification & Licensing

Court Reporter Certification Program

Effective January 1, 2003, all court reporters in Arizona are subject to certification and must have Standard Certification or Provisional Standard Certification.

The Court Reporter Standard Certification Program provides statewide certification for persons in Arizona who are qualified to be certified.  Code Section 7-206 governs court reporter standard certification and applies to any person who records and transcribes a verbatim record in any sworn proceeding by means of written symbols or abbreviations in shorthand or machine writing in Arizona pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes Title 32, Chapter 40.

The reporter's transcript is an important document before, during, and after the trial. The paper transcript and its electronic version are used for trial preparation, briefs, impeachment purposes, and appellate review. Property, freedom, and life all can depend on a clear and accurate record. Court reporting is integrally related to the prompt, effective, and impartial operation of the judicial system.



TO:                 Interested Persons

FROM:           Certification and Licensing Division

DATE:           November 21, 2013

RE:                 Board of Certified Reporters Member Recruitment

The Arizona Supreme Court is currently seeking an interested candidate for appointment to the Board of Certified Reporters. The Board of Certified Reporters is comprised of nine volunteer members appointed by the Chief Justice for five-year terms.  The Board of Certified Reporters meets every other month to consider and make decisions regarding certification and disciplinary matters involving certified court reporters.  The Board also makes recommendations to the Arizona Supreme Court regarding court reporter issues. Applications are being sought for the following Board position:

Certified Official Reporter Member - Open to a candidate who is a certified court reporter and has been working as an official court reporter for at least five years.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Certified Reporter Program by email to courtrep@courts.az.gov.  Interested persons may submit a resume and an application form to: 

Certification and Licensing Division
Attention: Debbie MacDougall
Arizona Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts
1501 West Washington, Suite 104
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
FAX – (602) 452-3958





June 10, 2014

1:00 P.M.

This board meeting will be held in:

  Arizona Supreme Court
Hearing Room 109
 1501 West Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

General Inquiries Call: (602) 452-3378
(Certification and Licensing Division Line)

Members of the Public May Attend the Meeting in Person

Agenda and Materials will be posted when available.




Program History

  Board Membership List

Court Reporter Directory 


2014 Meeting Schedule 

Section 7-206


Agendas & Minutes

Section 7-201





Initial Application 


CE Credit Request Form

Written Statement


ACRA CE Opportunities



State Bar Continuing Education




2014 Examination Schedule  

Complaint Form

CR Examination Validation Report  

Change of Contact Information

CR Examination Study Guide


Parking Map

  Certified Reporter Request for Inactive Status Form

If you have any questions, you may email the program at CourtRep@courts.az.gov or contact the Certification and Licensing Division at:

Arizona Supreme Court
Certification and Licensing Division
1501 West Washington Street, Suite 104
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
General Inquiries Call: (602) 452-3378