Eligibility and Certification

The next offering for the FPR seminar and examination will be online beginning October 1, 2021.  Click here for more information and to register on or after October 1.  

 

Looking for information on the FPR-C skills testing and/or reciprocity?  Click here.


Eligible persons who may sit for the FPR examination and the designations that will be received upon a score of 80 percent or above on the exam are as follows:

Eligible PersonsDescriptionDesignation
Stenographic Court Reporters Participating Members in good standing. Florida Professional
Reporter™
FPR™
Stenographic Court Reporters Participating Members in good standing who hold the FPR designation and demonstrate skills proficiency through either reciprocity of certification of the National Court Reporters Association or after successful passage of skills testing of 200 words per minute for five minutes for testimony (Q&A) material and 180 words per minute for five minutes of literary/judicial material at 95% accuracy.

Florida Professional Reporter™-Certified
FPR-C

Stenographic Court Reporting Students Any student of stenographic court reporting may take the FPR™ exam, although certification is deferred pending proof of graduation from a court reporting program or entry into the practice of court reporting. Florida Professional
Reporter (Student)™
FPR(S)™
 
Scopists Any scopist actively providing services to the court reporting profession may take the FPR™ exam. Florida Professional
Scopist™
FPS™
Owners/Managers Anyone involved in their professional capacity as a manager or owner in the court reporting profession may take the FPR™ exam. Florida Professional
Manager™
FPM™
Court Reporting Instructors Teachers of court reporting or anyone connected in an official capacity with a school or college conducting a court reporting program may take the FPR™ exam. Florida Professional
Instructor™
FPI™

 

The Florida Professional Reporter and FPR designations are trademarks of the Florida Court Reporters Association.