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Certified Reporters Program

All court reporters working in state courts in Arizona must be certified and must have Standard Certification or Provisional Standard Certification.

The Court Reporter Standard Certification Program (CR) 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's state courts 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.

PURSUANT TO SECTION 32-4302, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, A PERSON SHALL BE GRANTED AN OCCUPATIONAL OR PROFESSIONAL LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE IF THE PERSON HAS BEEN LICENSED OR CERTIFIED IN ANOTHER STATE FOR AT LEAST TWELVE MONTHS, THE LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE IS IN THE SAME DISCIPLINE AND AT THE SAME PRACTICE LEVEL AS THE LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE FOR WHICH THE PERSON IS APPLYING IN THIS STATE AND THE PERSON MEETS OTHER CONDITIONS PRESCRIBED BY SECTION 32-4302, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES.

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