Arizona Judicial Branch

Court Reporter Certification Program

Effective January 1, 2003, all court reporters in Arizona are subject to certification and must have Standard Certification or Provisional Standard Certification.

The Court Reporter Standard Certification Program provides statewide certification for persons in Arizona who are qualified to be certified.  Code Section 7-206 governs court reporter standard certification and applies to any person who records and transcribes a verbatim record in any sworn proceeding by means of written symbols or abbreviations in shorthand or machine writing in Arizona pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes Title 32, Chapter 40.

The reporter's transcript is an important document before, during, and after the trial. The paper transcript and its electronic version are used for trial preparation, briefs, impeachment purposes, and appellate review. Property, freedom, and life all can depend on a clear and accurate record. Court reporting is integrally related to the prompt, effective, and impartial operation of the judicial system.                


Pursuant to the Administrative Order No. 2014-51, as of September 15, 2014, all reporting firms providing services regulated pursuant to A.R.S. § 32-4001 et.seq. or ACJA  § 7-206 must be registered with the Certification and Licensing Division in accordance with the provisions of ACJA § 7-206(N). 

For Reporting Firm Registration Formclick here.

As required by ACJA § 7-206, all certified reporters having a relationship with a reporting firm must verify the firm is registered.  A link to the list of registered firms is provided below.



TO:                 Interested Persons

FROM:           Certification and Licensing Division

RE:                 Board of Certified Reporters Member Recruitment


The Arizona Supreme Court is currently seeking interested candidates for appointment to the Board of Certified Reporters.  The Board of Certified Reporters is comprised of nine volunteer members appointed by the Chief Justice for five-year terms.  The Board of Certified Reporters meets every other month to consider and make decisions regarding certification and disciplinary matters involving certified court reporters.  The Board also makes recommendations to the Arizona Supreme Court regarding court reporter issues.  Applications are being sought for the following Board positions:


§  Public Member - Open to candidates that are not a certified reporter or an attorney.

§  Certified Official Reporter Member - Open to a certified court reporter, who is a resident of this state and has been working as an official court reporter for at least five years.


Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Certified Reporter Program by email to  Interested persons may submit a resume and an application form (Click Here)  to: 

Certification and Licensing Division
Arizona Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts
1501 West Washington, Suite 104
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
FAX – (602) 452-3958


June 7, 2018

 10:00 a.m.
This board meeting will be held in: 
Arizona Supreme Court - Hearing Room 109
1501 West Washington Street 
Phoenix, Arizona 85007 
General Inquiries Call (602) 452-3378
Certification and License Division Line
Members of the Public May attend the meeting in Person
The Board Materials and Agenda will be posted when available.
 Click Here for Agenda


Program Information
 Board of Certified Reporters
Program History
Board Membership List
Court Reporter Directory
2018 Board Meeting Schedule
 Registered Reporting Firm Directory
Agendas & Minutes
 Administrative Rules
Continuing Education
ACJA § 7-201
General CLE Information
ACJA § 7-206
CR Exam  Forms 
 2018 Examination Schedule & Registration Complaint Form 
CR Examination Study Guide
 Change of Contact Information
CR Examination Validation Report  
Certified Reporter Request for Inactive Status Form 

Parking Map 

If you have any questions, you may email the program at or contact the Certification and Licensing Division at:

Arizona Supreme Court
Certification and Licensing Division
1501 West Washington Street, Suite 104
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
General Inquiries Call: (602) 452-3378