Online Court Reporter / Transcriptionist Training in Canada

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Canadian Centre for Verbatim Studies:
Canadian Centre for Verbatim Studies is a Ministry-approved, private career college that specializes in the training and professional development of legal transcriptionists and court reporters. We provide a 14-week online Court Transcription certification program and a 4 week to 4-month Digital Legal Monitor (digital court reporter) course for home-study students living in Canada. Our specialist courses are taught by seasoned professionals who provide engaging, expert instruction coupled with guided practice and real-world application, and offer you the rare opportunity to work in the middle of the action of the legal profession without a law degree.

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Online Court Transcription Certification Program:
- Duration: 14 weeks
- The final exam must be written in person at either our Toronto or Ottawa location.

Photo of Online Court Reporter / Transcriptionist Training in CanadaThis is a Fail / Pass course that teaches students the skills and knowledge required to produce transcripts of Ontario in-court proceedings.

On successful completion, you will meet the transcript qualification standards set out by the Ministry of the Attorney General in 2014, and will be eligible to become an Authorized Court Transcriptionist (ACT).

The course is taught by a professional transcriptionist who has worked as an educator, a court reporter for the Ontario courts, and as an ACT, and it teaches you the knowledge and skills required to produce transcripts of Ontario in-court proceedings.

Once graduates start working independently, their work can be done remotely in Canada.

Course Objectives: 
Image of Online Court Reporter / Transcriptionist Training in CanadaUpon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

•  Understand the Ontario court system, the jurisdiction of the courts, the types of proceedings heard at the courts, and the transcript production requirements for different legal proceedings.

•  Accurately transcribe legal proceedings from digital audio recordings by employing critical listening skills, research skills, and knowledge of English grammar, punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary.

•  Operate Liberty Court Player (in conjunction with a foot pedal) to play digital audio recordings of courtroom proceedings and view the annotations.

•  Identify all the processes and procedures involved in the production of different types of court transcripts—from the moment the transcript order is placed to invoicing for the completed transcript—by utilizing the appropriate forms, templates, and rules as set out in the CTSP Manual.

Final Exam:
With the exception of the final exam, all classes for this course are held online. 

Students must achieve a minimum of 98% accuracy on the in-person final exam at our school in Toronto or at our designated location in Ottawa (depending on your preference). 

Admission Requirements:
Students must be 18 years of age or older, and it is recommended that participants have experience using Microsoft Word as well as a typing speed of 50+ words per minute.

Students should also be comfortable with the English language and possess good listening and comprehension skills.

This program does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.


Online Digital Legal Monitor / Court Reporter Program:Photos of Canadian Centre for Verbatim Studies
- Self-paced Study. 
Duration: 4-16 weeks

Choosing the little-known career path as a digital legal monitor in the exciting field of litigation offers you the rare opportunity to be in the middle of the action of the legal profession without a law degree!

A Digital Legal Monitor is a court reporter who uses audio equipment to record in-court proceedings while taking notes to supplement the recording. Digital monitors are also responsible for other duties typical of a court reporter, such as marking exhibits and swearing in witnesses.

While this electronic court reporter course is designed to be taken in 4 weeks, students will have access to the course for 4 months. Students can write the final exam at any time during these 4 months.

This program does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

Course Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

• Assess and solve ethical dilemmas that a digital monitor may encounter
• Identify some of the most common legal terms that arise in pre-trial proceedings
• Recognize and understand the different types of legal documents required for a job
• Record and monitor a pre-trial proceeding using a digital audio recorder
• Understand the duties and conduct of a digital monitor before, during, and after a proceeding
• Understand the role of digital legal monitors and the environments in which they work

Admission Requirements:
There are no academic prerequisites, but students must be 18 years or older to take this course. We recommend that students taking this course should be comfortable with the English language and possess good listening and comprehension skills.

Passing Grade:
This is a Pass/Fail course. In order to pass the course, students must achieve a minimum of 70% on the final exam.  Students who do not pass the course have the option of rewriting the exam with a $100 retake fee.


Court Reporter Student Review:
"When I initially signed up at CCVS I wasn't sure I would be able to find the same passion for court reporting that I currently enjoy in my present career. Within a week, those doubts were put to rest. Court reporting is exciting and challenging, and the staff and instructors are really committed to their students' success.

The classroom hours allow me to maintain a full-time job working evenings and weekends, and I have even been able to work ahead in the course materials. Signing up at CCVS was the best decision I could have made for myself."

- Kristy

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