Court Reporters, looking for a hot job market? Georgia should be on your mind!

Court Reporters, looking for a hot job market? Georgia should be on your mind!

  • Meeting Georgia Prerequisites
  • Becoming a Georgia Certified Court Reporter
  • Calling Elizabeth Gallo Court Reporting
  • Choosing Where to Live
  • Maintaining Your License Yearly


STEP 1:  Meeting Georgia Prerequisites

The first step to working as a Georgia court reporter is to become certified through one of these two agencies:

  • National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)
  • National Verbatim Reporters Association (NVRA)

STEP 2:  Certification by the Board of Court Reporting of the Judicial Council of Georgia

Once you have been certified by either the NCRA or NVRA you may apply for certification with the Board of Court Reporting of the Judicial Council of Georgia. This involves completing the following:

  • An application for a Georgia Certification
  • $125 certification fee
  • Passing the Georgia State Board of Court Reporting Test (an open book test)

Once you have submitted these you will have fulfilled the court reporting license requirements in Georgia and be ready to go to work when your state certificate comes in the mail.

STEP 3:  Call Elizabeth Gallo Court Reporting

You are welcome to call us at any time.   If you’re passing by, feel free to stop by at any time and meet the team.

Tell us about yourself at or call us at (404) 389-1155.   You can e-mail Elizabeth directly at[email protected] with any questions.

STEP 4:  Choosing Where to Live

Metro Areas to Consider:

  1. Vinings –
  2. Chamblee –
  3. Brookhaven –
  4. Norcross –
  5. Roswell –
  6. Midtown –
  7. Buckhead –
  8. Tyrone –
  9. McDonough –
  10. Decatur –
  11. Peachtree City –
  12. Marietta –
  13. Serenbe –

STEP 5:  Maintaining your Certifications in Georgia

NCRA Maintenance:

In order to maintain your Registered Professional Reporter Certificate, you will need to earn at least three continuing education units (CEUs) over a three-year period and keep your NCRA membership up to date.  Annual Participating Membership is $260, available to professional court reporters.

You must also pay a $25 certification renewal fee to the NCRA every year.

NVRA Maintenance:

Maintaining your NVRA Certified Verbatim Reporter credential requires the following:

  • Annual renewal of your NVRA membership
    • Military: First year free (2-year average $135)
    • Associate: $185
    • General: $200
  • Completion of 30 continuing education(CE) credits every three-year cycle

Renewing your Georgia License:

Just as you must keep your NCRA or NVRA certifications up to date, so too must you keep your Georgia court reporter license current. This involves an annual renewal process that must be completed before the end of the work day on April 1st of every year, and requires the following:

  • 10 hours of continuing education credits
  • Completion of the renewal form
  • $125 renewal fee

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