Law Enforcement and Federal Court Transcription Training

It is the goal of Mastering Transcription, LLC’s transcription training program to provide professional training to those desiring to become law enforcement transcriptionists and/or transcriptionists for court reporters or the federal court system. Becoming part of the exciting field of law enforcement and court reporting as a support service provider of speech-to-text solutions is not a job; it is a career!

The training program is a one-of-a-kind training program that focuses strictly on transcription for police departments and the judicial system. The focus of the training will be on one-voice narrative reports, accident reports, internal affairs investigations, witness statements, and depositions. Students are carefully screened and chosen for the training, and only those desiring long-term careers as law enforcement transcriptionists or voice writer court reporters are encouraged to apply.

The training program is designed to be accomplished according to the student’s time schedule. The more time one has to devote to the training, the sooner it can be completed. Our self-study transcription program package allows you the opportunity to fulfill your goals of becoming a law enforcement transcriptionist and/or federal court transcriptionist in the comfort of your own home.

At the completion of the program, applicants are further encouraged to take the American Association of Electronic Reporters & Transcribers’ exam and become certified as a transcriptionist. (See


The objectives of this course are to:


Applicant must be over the age of 18, have a high school or GED equivalency, preferred typing or voice writing skills of at least 60 words per minute, and have the ability to work within the Word processing program;

Applicant will be given a 44-question pre-test via email which will include basic punctuation, grammar, and vocabulary. A score of 70 percent or greater must be achieved to be accepted as a student of the Mastering Transcription program.



NOTE: Each student is required to undergo a background check BEFORE starting the program. We want to ensure that you will be employable after completion of the course.

The background checks are conducted by prior police officers. Applicants cannot have a felony conviction within ten (10) years, nor can applicants reside in a household with a person or person(s) convicted of a felony within the ten-year period if they desire to transcribe confidential reports for law enforcement agencies.


This course prepares individuals to work for law enforcement agencies, law enforcement transcription agencies, and the federal system. As such, upon application to any of these agencies, individuals will be required to be background checked (usually at the individual’s expense) and must be able to pass a personal and criminal background check. In some instances, the individual will have to be drug tested and fingerprinted. Some police agencies also require polygraph tests.


Students will be required to purchase the necessary equipment and textbooks for the course through the school or on their own prior to starting classes:

The following textbook will be provided as part of the course:

Court Reporting: Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation by Margie Wakeman Wells.

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Enrollment Agreement

Name of Course:
Police and Federal Court Transcription

Course Length:
32 Modules, Self-Paced

In consideration of my acceptance for the Mastering Transcription course (APPROVED BY AAERT, see as of the above date, I hereby enroll and obligate myself to pay to the order of Mastering Transcription, LLC, $150.00 as a registration fee and $3,500.00 as tuition.

Three-Business-Day Cancellation: I understand that if or any reason I am unable to enter, all monies paid will be refunded if requested within three business days after signing an enrollment agreement and making an initial payment.

Access to Online Portal: Once student begins the course, it must be completed with 24 months of start date, unless there are extenuating circumstances, such as a military deployment or serious medical condition.

I CERTIFY THAT I HAVE RECEIVED, READ, AND UNDERSTAND THE MASTERING TRANSCRIPTION, LLC CATALOG (which may be subject to revision at any time) WHICH CONTAINS: My course outline, schedule or tuition, books, fees, and other charges, cancellation policy, grading policy, and understand it is subject to representation as expressed herein. I agree to comply with these policies during my period of enrollment in the course.