Certified Reporters 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.      









Next Board Meeting 

February 6, 2020

10:00 a.m.

The Agenda and Material is now available.  Click Here

CR Renewal Information 

You can apply and pay online for your Certified Reporter Renewal Application using your check debit or credit card.  In order to access the online renewal application, you will need:


·         Your Arizona Certified Reporter Certification Number, 

·         Your email address on record with the Division, and

·         Your date of birth on record with the Division


To begin the online renewal process please click on the link below:



If you do not have an email address on file with the Division, or your email address has changed, you need to update your email address as soon as possible.  Click here to download the change of contact information form and mail it to the Certification and Licensing Division.  It is a good idea to look at all your information and change what is not current.


Applications postmarked, or online renewal applications submitted on or after February 1, 2020, will be assessed an additional $50.00 fee. Certifications not renewed expire  February 28, 2020 at midnight.


Please note the following

In the event that you have filed a timely and complete application for renewal, your existing certification does not expire until the administrative process for review has been completed.


Renewal of Inactive Status:

If you are inactive and want to renew your inactive status, you can contact Division for a hard copy inactive status renewal application.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Certified Reporters Program at:

Supreme Court of Arizona
Certification and Licensing Division
1501 West Washington Street, Suite 104
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

General Inquiries Call: (602) 452-3378
Text Telephone (TTY/TTD) for the hearing impaired: (602) 452-3545