Oregon CSR certificaiton is valid for three years. Certificates expire on one of four set expiration dates: March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31. If the required materials are not received by the Office of the State Court Administrator within the grace period of the expiration date, the individual will have to apply by meeting the requirements for initial certification under the qualifying exam requirements (qualifying under national certification will no longer be an option).
To qualify for certification renewal, an Oregon CSR must:
1. Earn sufficient continuing education units (CEU) in qualified courses prior to the expiration of the current certification (required CEUs earned during the grace period cannot be used to qualify for renewal).
2. 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 documenation requirements.
3. 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.)
4. Submit a completed renewal application, required documentation, and renewal fees to the Office of the State Court Administrator no later than the end of the grace period (currently 30 days after the expiration of the certification).
5. Agree to follow the Code of Conduct.
For additional information on renewing Oregon CSR certification (See Section 3) 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.