The requirements listed below are the only options to become an Oregon CSR - there are no other options, such as reciprocity for being certified in another state.
You must apply for certification, simply meeting the requirements for certification does not automatically make you an Oregon Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR).
To qualify for initial certification as an Oregon CSR, an individual must meet the following requirements:
1. Have a high school diploma or GED certificate;
2. Have either:
a. Met the requirements for first-time certification based on qualifying national certification (see Section 2.2), OR
b. Pass all skills segments of a qualifying exam (see Section 2.3).
3. Not be serving a period of suspension, revocation, resignation or denial of any shorthand reporter certification, license, or registration from any state or national entity for any reason other than failing to meet documentation requirements;
4. Not have any convictions for a crime related to a shorthand reporter's qualifications, functions, or duties. (The State Court Administrator has discretion to decided what crimes are related to a shorthand reporter's qualifications, functions, or duties);
5. Submit to the Office of the State Court Administrator a completed Oregon CSR application, any required documentation, and the initial certification fee; and
6. Agree to follow the Oregon CSR Code of Conduct (see Section 7).
For additional information on qualifying for initial certification (See Section 2) and other information about the Oregon Certified Shorthand Reporters Program, please review the Oregon CSR Policy Manual https://www.courts.oregon.gov/programs/csr/Documents/CertificationOfShorthandReportersPolicy.pdf.