June 17 Update - Due to the recent announcements that 2 campus court reporting schools will be closing, we will be keeping enrollment open for a couple more weeks so those students will have an opportunity to join if they choose.
Enrollment will close on June 16th (extended from the 5th)! If you plan on attending SimplySteno Court Reporting Program within the next few months, make sure you sign up before June 16th to secure your spot. Once you sign up, you'll have 3 months to actually start. We close enrollment a couple times a year when the student count gets close to maximum capacity. We open enrollment once more when the student count lowers. Thank you for considering the SimplySteno Court Reporting Program.
Total Structure - "I don't have to put my own court reporting school schedule together. Every minute is planned out. Marc has picked out the court reporting drills, dictations, order, everything. I just have to sit in the chair and follow along. There's not a second of wasted time."
(sample daily schedule)
Total Feedback - "I get to see my tests and errors along with Marc's notes. I have a better idea about what to work on, because now I can see where I'm making my mistakes."
Total Guidance - "I find the SimplySteno court reporting program to be proactive. There's a theme for each day, and it always seems to address something I've dealt with. I guess many issues are common, and Marc doesn't wait till they come up to talk about them."
Total Support - "Marc doesn't just tell me to "practice more" when I'm having problems. He gives me concrete things to do that target my writing/mental concerns."
Total Access - "I know I can reach Marc whenever I need him. I'm pretty sure he doesn't sleep!"
Total Relevance - "I don't need a degree from court reporting school. I just need to pass my state exam. That's Marc's goal for me. I am not required to take court reporting school academic courses that have no relevance to my court reporting goal. He puts the focus on the steno machine."
If you've been researching court reporting online, you've seen there are many different court reporting programs and court reporting schools available to you. And in our "Compare" section of this site, I encourage you to look through each of them. Because I'm certain that you will discover that SimplySteno.com is not just another online court reporting program. We differ in many ways.
We will not present you with a certificate or degree at the end of our court reporting program. Is that your goal - to receive a certificate of completion or degree from a court reporting school? Keep in mind that not one state requires you to get a degree in order to work as a court reporter. Not one. Your goal is to be using your steno machine in a money-making capacity, whether it be as a court reporter, captioner, CART provider, transcriber, etc. And that's our goal for you as well.
Some states do not require certification of any kind from prospective court reporters. A few states require the passing of a CSR exam. Most, however, require you to pass the RPR exam as given by the NCRA. Anyone who is a member of the NCRA is eligible to take the RPR exam. You don't even have to be enrolled in a court reporting school, despite what many programs will tell you. And if your state requires the RPR license to work, you don't even need to join NCRA to take the exam.
The bottom line - passing the RPR exam will open the most doors for you as a court reporter. And that's what SimplySteno.com will prepare you for. We will round out your program with important information that is not required to pass the RPR exam, but the bulk of your training with us will be focused on one goal - passing that RPR exam and getting you into the working world. Are you in a CSR state? Click here!
As you look through our site, you will see that the SimplySteno.com court reporting program is not for everyone. It requires dedication, time and trust. We will hold up our end of the agreement - we only ask that you hold up yours. We don't want to see you wasting your money or time. Before going any further, make sure you're qualified to start our program by clicking here.
Students must be at a minimum writing speed of 60 words per minute to start our program, which means you must have taken court reporting theory before switching to our teaching program. Repeat - this is NOT an entry-level program. If you are looking for a theory program, we are proud to be teaming up with StarTran Theory! They teach a wonderful, NCRA-approved theory that emphasizes realtime writing from day 1. The best court reporting theory is now being taught on the best teaching platform!
Take a look around and please feel free to email us with any questions you may have. Thank you.
We currently have over 100 students using SimplySteno Plus. Check out the SimplySteno Plus program in action below.
SimplySteno Plus Overview - Part 1
SimplySteno Plus Overview - Part 2
All states are covered by our program - Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Utah Texas Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming