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I wanted to thank you for the information and all the wonderful material you sent!  Everything is so helpful and I couldn’t be more pleased! 
I, also, wanted to tell you, that I watched the new “set up” video that Linda added for students just starting out.  I picked up a great tip on the “finger placement” tape that has helped me reach the number bar more comfortably!  Sometimes, it pays to go back and have a review!  They are excellent!  I love this new “Platform” program…I can, easily, go right down the line and pick and choose what I want to practice to everyday. You have made a wonderful program even more simple to navigate and get the work done!  I am amazed at the amount of support I have been given in so many ways to help me complete the program!  I will be in touch with you and Linda when I pass my 225 wpm, but until then, this has been so encouraging and I am really enjoying my practice time!  
Thank you again,
Whether you’re brand new to court reporting, captioning, and CART Providing or whether you’ve had prior court reporter training, Court Reporting and Captioning at Home has a program for you.  Our website is designed to provide the prospective court reporting student with as much information as possible about our trendsetting court reporting training program.  The following information details the content of the Court Reporting and Captioning at Home program including theory, academics, support, speed building, CAT software, internship, and court reporter, captioner, and CART Providing,  job placement.  After reading about our realtime training program, please call or e-mail and one of our professional staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.  View the ABOUT US page and read about Linda Bland, RMR, CPE, and President and Developer of the Court Reporting and Captioning at Home  program.

The innovative and progressive court reporter training concept of the Court Reporting and Captioning at Home program enables you to train more quickly than in a traditional court reporting school or online court reporting school.  The cutting edge educational training methods offered by CRAH mean that the CRAH student makes progress every study session. The significant difference in the CRAH Program and other court reporting schools, colleges of court reporting, and court reporting online programs is that the CRAH student has at his disposal superior tools and unparalleled professional court reporter support to help him be the best realtime court reporter, closed captioner, or CART Provider in the shortest period of time.

The “Court Reporting and Captioning at Home” program

There are six phases to your court reporting training: learning realtime court reporting theory, which is how we teach you to write on the steno machine, where all the keys are located, and how to write all words; building speed; academics for each realtime court reporting career; Court reporting CAT software, with support from the CAT software company,  free prebuilt steno dictionary); internship;  and court reporter certification preparation. And of course, we provide job placement. Court Reporting and Captioning at Home has 100% placement. And for our students who wish to train for captioning or CART Providing, we now have available the only program that offers captioning and CART assignments with transcripts and a program to calculate your degree of accuracy!

The two most important components of your court reporting training in any court reporting school or program are the theory you learn, and the kind of support you receive throughout your training.


Court Reporting and Captioning at Home was developed to prepare students to pass any State CSR (Certified Shorthand Reporter) examination or the National RPR certification exam. CRAH provides the “Realtime Reporting and Captioning Theory,” the only NCRA-(National Court Reporters Assocation) approved theory developed specifically for court reporting, captioning and CART Providing home study students. Court Reporting Students with prior training may utilize the theory they previously learned, or they may choose to update their theory with realtime writing concepts from the CRAH theory, or they may learn the 20 Realtime Reporting and Captioning Theory lessons. The Court Reporting and Captioning at Home NCRA-approved theory is simplified yet is the most advanced theory today. And it offers options to allow students to learn theory more easily and more quickly!  It is the ONLY NCRA-approved theory with studio-produced, animated graphic video tutorials that illustrate everything you would learn in a traditional court reporting college  from how to set up your steno machine, proper posture, finger placement, and how to write each of the 20 theory lessons! It’s like having a court reporter sitting beside you. Students with prior training do not have to devote time to anything in which they are already proficient or that they have taken previously.


While Court Reporting and Captioning at Home furnishes all the academics that are found on state and national court reporting certification examinations, if you are already proficient in some of them, you may simply review our materials, and if you choose to do so, take a test on the lesson and grade it using the answer sheets provided. You can save months and months in training with the CRAH program. While academics ARE important, there is a better way to approach them than the method utilized in traditional court reporting schools and their online court reporting programs that require you to waste months and months (many semesters) on academics, many of which do not even relate to court reporting, broadcast captioning, or CART Providing such as: sociology, culture in society, human relations, algebra, word processing, creative writing, etc. Most traditional schools and their online court reporting programs still require students who already have Associate’s Degrees, or Bachelor’s Degrees, or higher to waste time on academics they have already taken and in which they are already proficient.  With the Court Reporting and Captioning at Home program, you have available the necessary training materials to prepare for national and state certification.


Thank you for creating this wonderful program by the way.  Your Online Support people are amazing!  I could NOT get through this without them!  They are always helpful, responsive and endlessly patient with me through my endless questions…and at times whining.

Thank you again for giving me a chance at a new career!      :)  Vio C.

Not only does Court Reporting and Captioning at Home provide the best realtime writing theory, but our Support Department is second to none, composed of court reporters, broadcast captioners, or CART Providers who have passed state or national certification examinations and who have been successful in these realtime court reporting careers. It is undisputed that if an instructor has never accomplished the career himself and passed certification examinations to prove his proficiency, it is REALLY difficult, if not impossible, to teach someone else a profession in which he has never trained or performed himself. Currently, each member of our support staff has over 15 years’ experience in one of these careers. So if you have watched the video tutorial and still have a question, contact the Support Department, and they will work with you until you understand the answer! CRAH receives accolades regarding our Support Department weekly! The support you receive can be responsible for your success … or your failure. So be certain the individuals training you are of the highest caliber possible. Simply having the CRI (Certified Reporting Instructor) designation means the individual has sat in on teaching seminars at the NCRA’s National Convention and has been conferred those credentials. It does NOT mean that the person has necessarily ever trained for these careers, passed a certification examination, or reported even one assignment. Be certain YOUR support staff has RPR, CSR, RMR, RDR, CRR, CBC or CCP credentials.

The owner and developer of the Court Reporting and Captioning at Home program served on the NCRA Test Advisory Committee (that develops the national RPR, RMR and RDR certification examinations), and the test she developed was chosen to be administered at the May, 2007 RPR exam. So Court Reporting and Captioning at Home students may feel comfortable the materials in the CRAH program are of the caliber necessary to prepare them to pass any State CSR exam or the National RPR court reporter certification exam.

Did you know that …

  • It is NOT  necessary to have an Associate’s Degree or any college education to enter one of these careers?
  • It is NOT  necessary to attend an accredited, traditional, NCRA-approved school?
  • Simply having a diploma or certificate of completion from a traditional school or its online program does not make you more employable or allow you to earn a greater income?
  • It is NOT  necessary to spend $20,000-$50,000 to train for one of these careers?
  • It is NOT  necessary to pass a certification examination to work as a captioner or CART Provider for most employers? (Some states administer their own CART exam, and every captioning employer will evaluate a sample of your realtime writing.)
  • A certification examination to work as a court reporter is required in only about half the states in the United States?

Court Reporting and Captioning at Home has had some students who completed the theory training in 5-6 weeks, but 2 to 3 months is not unusual for most students. The CRAH program allows students to maintain their present employment and/or take care of their children at home while completing their training from the comfort of their homes at hours that are convenient for them. This program is customized for each student. If you are proficient in some of the academics, you do not have to devote time to them.

Speed Building Practice Regimen

One of the most important components of the CRAH program is our speed building process. CRAH provides a speed building practice regimen developed for each student based upon the number of hours he can practice most days to ensure he makes the fastest progress possible building his speed. If you’ve had prior training, you know that the longest phase of your training is speed building. The developer of the CRAH program completed her speed building in 90 days by practicing around the clock and utilizing a speed building practice regimen similar to the practice regimen developed for CRAH students. It is not necessary to take 2-7 years to train in a traditional school setting or its online program nor to spend $20,000 to $50,000 for the training.



All CRAH programs are LICENSED TO THE ORIGINAL STUDENT for life.  CRAH programs are licensed, NOT sold.  Components of the CRAH program may not be sold, given, or in any manner transferred to another party. Once CRAH program components are shipped, they cannot be returned for credit or refund.  STENO MACHINES are OWNED by the student and may be sold, traded or disposed of in any fashion by the student.