Continuing Education

 

Continuing Education . Court Scene

Annual CE Requirement

Each certified court reporter shall be required to attend a minimum of 10 hours of approved training per calendar year.

Newly Certified Court Reporters

A newly certified court reporter is not required to acquire credit hours for initial calendar year, but each newly certified court reporter shall be required to take the first Learning Essentials About Professionalism (LEAP) seminar authorized by the Board after their certification.

GCCRA offers its members opportunities during the year to get all of your continuing education credits at one time and have fun doing it! We have annual seminars that offer informative and interesting speakers, food, fun, friends, and a couple of days to get away and reconnect with other reporters! Click here for information on our upcoming seminar!

CE VS. CEU

Licensing boards monitor their licensees’ continuing education credits in two different ways: continuing education credits (CE) and continuing education units (CEU). One CEU (1.0) is equivalent to ten CEs (10). BCR/Georgia: CE NCRA: CEUNVRA: CE

Conversion Table

Physical Hours
CE’s
CEU’s
0.5 (30 minutes)
.5
.05
1.0
1
.10
1.5
1.5
.15
2.0
2
.20
2.5
2.5
.25
3.0
3
.30
3.5
3.5
.35
4.0
4
.40
4.5
4.5
.45
5.0
5
.50
5.5
5.5
.55
6.0
6
.60
6.5
6.5
.65
7.0
7
.70
7.5
7.5
.75
8.0
8
.80
8.5
8.5
.85
9.0
9
.90
9.5
9.5
.95
10
10
1.0

The purpose of the continuing education requirement is to promote the highest possible standards in court reporting. The CE requirement was enacted by the Board of Court Reporting of the Judicial Council of Georgia to provide for a diverse selection of continuing education options that will help each member of the Georgia court reporting community keep up-to-date with the tools, technology, knowledge, and skills of court reporting. Additionally, the Georgia CE program strives to encourage each reporter’s growth as a professional, to broaden the perspective and approach toward the responsibilities and functions of the profession, and to promote interaction and exchange of ideas among court reporters.

Verification of Attendance

Verification of educational contact hours must be certified in writing by the CE provider and can take the form of:

  • Certificate of Completion;
  • CE transcript (NCRA, NVRA, AAERT);
  • Letter with original signature from the CE provider;
  • Attendance punch card from a preapproved court reporting seminar; and
  • Final grade report or transcript from a college or university degree program.

The BCR cannot grant CE credit for training unless you submit verification of actual attendance. A registration receipt, hotel receipt, entrance ticket or name badge is not considered adequate verification of attendance. Within 30 days after completing a continuing education class (or by December 31 whichever is earlier), you must submit a Request for Credit through your Georgia Courts Registrar account, at https://gcr.onegovcloud.com/ in order for your hours to be entered into your CE record. A complete Request for Credit includes the following:

  • Class information requested in an online form under the “Events” tab in your account;
  • CRTC-2 Course Evaluation form;
  • Verification of Attendance issued by CE provider; and
  • Copy of course schedule or agenda.

For more detailed instructions, see the CE Manual.

 

Always keep a copy for your own records.

The CRTC enforces the 30-day submission deadline. Late submission may result in delay or denial of credit. Timely submission benefits everyone by providing for better course evaluation feedback, making it easier to keep track of attendance records, and spreading the administrative workload to keep costs down.

Confirmation of CE Hours

Your CE hours will appear in your Georgia Courts Registrar account immediately within the MyEvents section of your account. In the MyEvents section, you can view the hours you earned and your progress toward completing the CE requirements for the previous years and current year.

If you suspect that the office did not receive your submission, please do not hesitate to contact the BCR directly via email at bcr@nullgeorgiacourts.gov or call (404) 463-3808.

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