Next year, the NCRA conference will be held in Tennessee. Therefore, I decided to check out the requirements for working reporters in Tennessee. In 2009, the Tennessee Court Reporter Act was enacted. This Act requires that all court reporters in Tennessee be licensed.
To be licensed as a court reporter in Tennessee, a reporter must:
(1) Submit a Tennessee Board of Court Reporting License Application; AND
(2) Submit proof of passage of the:
(a) National Court Reporters Association(NCRA) Registered Professional Reporter Examination(RPR); OR
(b) National Verbatim Reporters Association Certified Verbatim Reporter Examination; OR
(c) American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers Certified Electronic Court Reporter Examination; AND
(3) Pay applicable fees.