Court Reporting and Captioning At Home
Whether you’re brand new to court reporting, captioning, and CART Providing or whether you’ve had prior training, Court Reporting and Captioning at Home has a program for you. Our website is designed to provide the prospective student with as much information as possible about our Court Reporting, Captioning, and CART Providing programs, i.e.: theory, academics, support, speed building, student CAT software, internship, and job placement for each career. After reading about our realtime training programs, please call or e-mail, and one of our professional staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
This self-paced, online training program enables you to train more quickly than in a traditional school or online court reporting school. These cutting edge training methods developed by CRAH allow the student to make progress every study session. The significant difference in the CRAH Program and other Court Reporting schools, colleges of Court Reporting, and Court Reporting online programs is that the CRAH student has at his disposal superior tools and unparalleled professional support from credentialed Court Reporters, or Captioners, or CART Providers to ensure our students are trained to the highest standard in the shortest period of time.
The Court Reporting and Captioning at Home Program
“The two most important components of your training in any school or program are the theory you learn and the support you receive throughout your training.” – Linda Bland, RMR, RPR, CSR, CPE
The Realtime Reporting and Captioning Theory
This NCRA-approved theory was developed by Linda Bland, one of the pre-eminent Realtime Writing educators of today, and it is the only theory developed specifically for home study students. Theory is how we learn to write on the steno machine. The unique concept of this theory provides the student with a realtime writing foundation for Court Reporting, Broadcast (closed) Captioning, and CART Providing.
The COLOR CODED theory manual was developed over a four-year period, and it is written to allow students to easily understand the terminology and make progress each day. It is the only theory correlated with a VIDEO TUTORIAL to illustrate everything the student needs to see, i.e.: How to attach the tripod to the steno machine, proper height of the steno machine, proper posture, where to place each finger on each key, and how to write each of the 20 theory lessons! It’s like having your instructor sitting next to you. This theory contains Options! Options allow students to choose the method that works best for them, ensuring all students can complete theory. Students with prior training do not have to devote time to anything in which they are already proficient or that they have taken previously.
There are 20 Studio-Produced, Animated Graphic, VIDEO tutorials, which are viewed on the Student Platform, each correlated with a hard copy lesson in a 3-ring binder textbook, supplemented with an audio file on the Platform for students to practice. When the lesson is accomplished, there is a short written test at the end of each lesson.
Thank you for creating this wonderful program by the way. Your Online Support people are amazing! I could NOT get through this without them! They are always helpful, responsive and endlessly patient with me through my endless questions…and at times whining.
Thank you again for giving me a chance at a new career! Vio C.
Not only does Court Reporting and Captioning at Home provide the best realtime writing theory, but our Support Department is second to none, composed of credentialed Court Reporters, Broadcast Captioners, or CART Providers who have passed state or national certification examinations and who have been successful in these realtime writing careers. If an instructor has never accomplished the career himself and passed certification examinations to prove his proficiency, it is REALLY difficult, if not impossible, to teach someone else a profession in which he has never trained or performed himself. Currently, most of our support staff has over 15 years’ experience in one of these careers. So if you have watched the video tutorial and still have a question, contact the Support Department, and they will work with you until you understand the answer! CRAH receives accolades regarding our Support Department weekly! The support you receive can be responsible for your success … or your failure. So be certain the individuals training you are of the highest caliber possible. Simply having the CRI (Certified Reporting Instructor) designation means the individual has sat in on teaching seminars at the NCRA’s National Convention and has been conferred those credentials. It does NOT mean that the person has necessarily ever trained for these careers, passed a certification examination, or reported or captioned even one assignment. Be certain YOUR support staff has RPR, CSR, RMR, RDR, CRR, CBC or CCP credentials.
The owner and developer of the Court Reporting and Captioning at Home program served on the NCRA Test Advisory Committee (that develops the national RPR, RMR and RDR certification examinations), and the test she developed was chosen to be administered at the May, 2007 RPR exam. So Court Reporting and Captioning at Home students may feel comfortable the materials in the CRAH program are of the caliber necessary to prepare them to pass any State CSR exam, the National RPR certification exam, and the CRR Certification Examination.
Speed Building and Practice Regimen
The CRAH unique speed building technique is incorporated with the Realtime Reporting and Captioning Theory and allows the student to complete speed building much faster and more prepared to enter these careers than old-fashioned, traditional methods. Mrs. Bland served on the NCRA’s Test Advisory Committee in 2007 that developed the RPR exam, and her test was chosen to be administered at the May, 2007 RPR certification exam. The quality and clarity of the dictation materials are unsurpassed.
There are practice materials on CD shipped to the student and practice materials on the Student Platform. Each student has a Speed Building Practice Regimen developed specifically for the student based upon the number of hours they have available to practice each day. It is delineated by the first hour, the second hour, etc. It may even be broken down into half hour or 15-minute increments depending upon how much time the student has available to practice. It is not necessary to take 4-7 years in a traditional school setting or its online program or to spend $20, 000 to $50, 000 for the training.