Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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How much do law enforcement transcriptionists make?

Transcriptionists are paid based upon productivity. We see transcriptionists making $15.00 to $35.00 per hour, and more for expedited jobs, depending upon their skill levels and their method of transcription: Keyboard, voice writing (Dragon 15), or steno.

Why does your course stress AAERT certification?

Because our clients are requesting this certification, and certified transcriptionists command higher pay.

Does your course cover just police transcription?

No. Our course covers police as well as federal court, which gives one more options.

How long have you been in business?

We have been training transcriptionists since 1997 for police, federal court, and digital court reporters.

What equipment will I need?

Computer, noise-cancelling headphones, a wav pedal, and transcription software such as Express Scribe and/or For the Record.

What computer program do you use in your courses?

Word.

Will I be able to work from home as a police or digital court reporter transcriptionist?

Yes.  Most of our graduates work from home, as long as there is no one living in the household who has committed a felony within ten years.

Is the completion of this course certification or a certificate?

Completion of our course results in a certificate of completion that qualifies one to take the American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers CET examination.

What is the benefit of the AAERT CET certification?

Higher pay.

At the end of the course do I need to be certified before I can do the internship?

No.  Once you receive your certificate of completion, you can start the internship program.

Do you accept grants?

As long as the entity that funds the program pays for it, we do.

Do you guarantee employment after completion of the course?

We have 20 court reporting/transcription agencies seeking AAERT transcriptionists, and the list is growing.


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