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Utah Department of Professional Licensing - DOPL - Court Reporting (utah.gov)

As Utah court reporters are certified under the auspices of the state’s Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, court reporters are subject to all of the laws that govern occupational and professional licenses. Applicants must sign an affidavit that they have read and will abide by all relevant documentation. Copies of the relevant sections of law can be found on the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing website.

Utah Code, Page 1, Effective 5/14/2019, Part 3

Certification

58-74-301 State certification required.
(1) State certification as a state certified court reporter is required to engage in the practice of court reporting.
(2) The division shall grant state certification as a state certified court reporter to any person who meets the requirements described in this chapter.
Amended by Chapter 379, 2019 General Session
58-74-302 Qualifications for state certification.
(1) Each applicant for state certification as a state certified court reporter under this chapter shall:
(a) be at least 18 years of age;
(b) be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the state;
(c) submit an application in a form prescribed by the division;
(d) pay a fee determined by the department under Section 63J-1-504;
(e) possess a high degree of skill and ability in the art of court reporting; and
(f) submit evidence that the applicant has completed and passed the Registered Professional
Reporter Examination of the National Court Reporters Association or the Certified Verbatim
Reporter Examination of the National Verbatim Reporters Association.
(2) A person granted a certificate to practice as a state certified court reporter may use the abbreviation "C.C.R." or "C.V.R." as long as the person's certificate is current and valid.
Amended by Chapter 339, 2020 General Session
58-74-303 Term of state certification -- Expiration -- Renewal.
(1)
(a) The division shall issue each state certification under this chapter in accordance with a two year renewal cycle established by rule.
(b) The division may by rule extend or shorten a renewal cycle by as much as one year to stagger the renewal cycles it administers.
(2) Each applicant shall, at the time of applying for renewal, demonstrate compliance with continuing education requirements established by the division.
(3) Each state certification automatically expires on the expiration date shown on the state certification unless the applicant renews it in accordance
with Section 58-1-308.

Amended by Chapter 379, 2019 General Session

Applicants for the Utah Court Reporter License must submit a copy of their score report showing a passing score for one of the following exams:

  1. The Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) Exam administered by the National Court Reporter Association (NCRA).  If you have already passed this exam, submit a copy of your score report with your license application.
    NCRA Website — https://www.ncra.org/
    — OR —

The Certified Verbatim Reporter (CVR) Exam administered by the National Verbatim Reporters Association (NVRA).  If you have already passed this exam, submit a copy of your score report with your license application.
NVRA Website — https://nvra.org/


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