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Realtime Reporting and Captioning Theory
The ONLY Theory
Developed Specifically for Home Study Students!

Kathy S., RPR, Illinois CSR

I just received the Court Reporting and Captioning at Home Program and got started with the lessons (just completed lesson 1) and am so happy with its organized and simplified design.  I am so grateful to Linda for creating this program – which is working beautifully for even those like myself who have no prior experience.

Donna B.

I absolutely love it!  I find your explanations of various concepts to be far superior to anything that I have heard in a classroom.  In addition, I am very pleased with the Support Department.  I had a question on Thanksgiving Day.  I was not expecting an answer, because it was a holiday, and I figured that everyone was rightfully out celebrating with family and friends.  Lo and behold, I got an answer!  That was very much appreciated! Thank you again to both you and your staff for a superb course.

Marc K.

The two most important components in court reporting, broadcast captioning, and CART Providing training in any method of training are: the theory you learn and the support you receive during your training.  Either of them can ensure your success … or your failure.

CRAH only employs professional, credentialed court reporters, captioners, or CART Providers to work in our Support Department who have passed state or national certification examinations.  We are of the firm belief if you haven’t accomplished this training yourself, passed certification examinations to prove your proficiency, and been successful in these careers, it is very difficult to train students for one of these careers.
The Court Reporting and Captioning at Home Support Department is unsurpassed in its professionalism, experience, dedication, and desire for the CRAH student to succeed.  Free lifetime internet support from these dedicated professionals is available for every purchaser of the Court Reporting and Captioning at Home Program. With the CRAH program you are never alone!
I have to say that I am really enjoying your theory, Linda.  I find it logical and easy to process compared to Phoenix and am so happy that I changed over.
Helga S.
Hi, my name is Meaghan, and I just about 3 weeks ago started this program. Let me start off by just saying that I love it, and I’m finding that I don’t really even need to watch the video tutorial for each lesson, because the books explain it so well! Everything is going awesome…I love it. I love it.  Oh yeah, did I mention I love it?!!
Meaghan L.
The revolutionary animated graphic video tutorials,  THE ONLY STEP BY STEP VIDEO  TUTORIALS in home study court reporting training, graphically illustrate proper posture at the steno machine, correct finger placement, machine setup, how to write each lesson, and many other areas.  It is the NEXT BEST THING to HAVING A COURT REPORTER IN YOUR HOME! In combination with the unique COLOR CODED, SIMPLIFIED THEORY MANUAL, multimedia platform, and the SUPPORT TEAM, the CRAH student can complete training at a much faster rate than online training or traditional court reporting school training.
I am so glad I chose your program over the others. The customer comments regarding the support department are what made me choose CRAH over the competitors, and I am so glad that I did.
Lisa L.
The CRAH student also receives support from the CAT software vendor to guide them through the CAT software included with the CRAH Program.
Our court reporting and captioning professionals are there to support you every step of the way in your court reporting, broadcast closed captioning, and CART Providing training. REMEMBER, the Court Reporting and Captioning at Home Program is a complete, comprehensive program including: Theory, Court Reporting Academics, Speed Building, Computer Aided Transcription Software, Transcript Production, Internship and Preparation for Certification Examinations. Its design has proven to be the best method of training in the shortest amount of time to produce excellent court reporters, broadcast closed captioners, and CART Providers.
Thank you for the speed building practice regimen.  I appreciate the time someone put into designing it.  🙂
Sharon J.
Thanks again for this amazing course!
Jennifer R.
I’ll take a few moments to say that I am amazed at the detail that was put into this program. I love it!  Every i has been dotted and every t crossed – Linda is amazing.  I was wary at first since I found it over the internet, but after completing all my research and speaking to Linda twice, I felt confident this was going to be a great training program; however, I did not know how great!   I attended a court reporting “college” 20 years ago – I may have been at 100 WPM – can’t remember now.  Anyway, there’s two things that come to mind in this early stage of my training at home: 1) The cost – it was a waste of money to sit in a classroom having someone dictate to you, and you can go at your own pace, AND you can get up at 4:00 AM if you so choose and practice; 2) By not being in a classroom, you do not have the feedback from instructors or other people to gauge your progress or bounce things off; however, Linda’s program seems to have taken this into account very well. The way it is structured is excellent. You KNOW that you are taking every step in the order you should be to train from home.  You have to have that structure and reassurance in place. I think this also stands out for me, because I have the two experiences to compare.  I could go on and on about how pleased I am.  Linda’s done her work, and you all are there for support.  Now the rest is up to me!
Debra V.
IMPORTANT… THE COURT REPORTING AND CAPTIONING AT HOME home study program is the ONLY home study and closed captioning program WRITTEN AND DEVELOPED SPECIFICALLY FOR HOME STUDY TRAINING.  This copyrighted, unique method of court reporting and captioning training has revolutionized court reporting and captioning training!
THE REALTIME REPORTING AND CAPTIONING THEORY is the most advanced, easiest to learn theory ever developed.  It is a similar training method as the highly successful “Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing” self study typing program.
I’ve been wanting to compliment you on your program. Your entire program thus far is superior to anything I was taught in the past. Your theory was presented in a way that made great sense. I am really enjoying the speed building practice regimen. It makes SO much more sense than what I was taught previously. I like practicing faster than my goal speed level, and I especially like the idea of dissecting short takes, so you can work on problem areas before moving on. This has been especially helpful.  Thank you so much for your great speed building program.
Carol G.
Two unique concepts distinguish the Court Reporting and Captioning at Home Self-Training Program from all other court reporting training. The CRAH Program is the ONLY home study self-training program offering multimedia training including animated graphic video tutorials, and a speed building practice regimen developed for each student.
The Court Reporting and Captioning at Home distance education program is the ONLY complete, comprehensive  distance education, self-training program written and produced specifically for distance learning  with SUPPORT.
Thank you for your wonderful response to my question about my speed of progress . . . all the right words I needed to hear!
Thank you for your thoroughness, reassurance and guidance.
Karen C.
As you know, Linda, I am a “mature” student and was concerned about starting this training later in life.  Linda, your program is everything and more than it promised.  ALL of the students I communicate with are very happy as well.  Your staff is wonderful, and their encouragement is always a great source of comfort to me.
Elsie Z.
I want y’all to know… I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!!  I feel like I’m learning a secret code that nobody else knows, and I’ll be able to use it eventually to make BIG $$$!!!!  :):):)  I’m soooooooooo excited and can’t wait to get on to the next page.
Susie N.

Student Testimonials Regarding Support

“I just wanted to say thank you for an awesome program that enables me to work full-time and learn court reporting and captioning.”
Kristina D.
Robin M.
“I am so excited!  Thank you for always being there.  The support is awesome.”
Andrea B.
“I can’t thank you enough for your super-clear and informative answers to my other questions. I feel like I have a much better grasp on things now.  I am excited about my progress so far.”
Lisa B.
Thank you so much for the speed building schedule you sent to me along with the other attachments AND your words of encouragement.  Again, I don’t think a student can get any better instruction and coaching even if he or she were in a formal school setting.  I feel like I am getting the best training out there!”
Tracy O.
“Thank you for all the help you have given me.  I deeply appreciate the work [speed building] regimen you suggested for my schedule.
It has really helped in building my speed.”
Brenda B.
“As always, you answered my question exactly in the manner I was looking for … Thank you so much. You truly are the support and help you claim to be, and I always get a great answer that is exactly what I was looking for!”
Bridgette R.
“Wow!  An answer on a holiday, I’m impressed.  Thank you SO much … I cannot thank you enough for being at the end of my fingertips.”
Tracy O.
“Now that I’m following Linda’s study method, it’s only taking me a fraction of the time it used to to pass my speed goal.”
Donna B.
“You guys are fabulous with your support and your words of wisdom!  Thank you!”
Krista F.
“I wanted to thank you for responding very quickly.”
Debi M.
“Thank you for answering my question, even on a holiday!”
Stephanie D.
“I want to thank you for your assistance.  You made things so clear, and I appreciate that tremendously!! … Thanks again for your assistance!   Couldn’t do it without you!!”
Mary Jane P.
“Thanks for all your quick response help from the Support Department!”
Stacey P.
[From a Court Reporter] “Shawn and I are both so grateful to have found this learn-at-home program.  Thanks so much for your support.”
Risa H.
“Thank you so much for your help.  It was so great to hear back from you so quickly! Once again, thank you for being there for me.”
Cindy O.
“I’m very excited about all the prep support that CRAH offers to assist with the RPR exams and just all of the moral support that you give to me.”
Sheila Y.
“It’s nice to know I have support … It is like an encouraging pat on the back which we all need after accomplishing something.”
Babbette S.
“Thanks so much for your support; it means everything.  Thank you for the new test CD and the DVD sent out so incredibly promptly by your online support.”
Sherry H.
“Thank you for such great support.”
Michelle T.
“Thank you for the encouraging words. I look forward to emailing you every time I finish a lesson, because you are so encouraging!”
Rebecca B.
“I love the course and appreciate the support, even though I haven’t taken full advantage of it.  It’s just nice to know you’re there!”
Lynn B.
“I am really glad that I signed up with your program. I can do this! Thank you for your motivational words and constant support! I will complete this program.”
God Bless,  Greg Z.
“I absolutely love your program.  I am so excited everyday to sit down in front of my writer and just write.  I love it.  Again, thank you.”
Sandra W.
“This is such a great program.  It is so fun to feel the speed building.”
Karen K.
“Thank you so much. I am still loving the program as much as the day I started.”
From a student who is ¾ completed with theory.
Bridgette R.
“I am moving through my goal speed of 120… Naturally your tried and true method has made all the difference. I feel I am well on my way to finishing, and I’m making significant progress.”
Lisa R.
“Thank you for your quick and thorough reply.  It is good to get feedback so that one knows they’re on the right track. It’s really great having you all (whoever you are!) there for the great support you provide.  Mahalo and aloha.”
S. Wilkers
“This has been a great program… I love it!”
Sharon S.
“Thank you so much for all of your support. CRAH is simply the best.”
Helen B.
“… I really love the opportunity I have been provided by you to obtain my dream career.  My greatest fear was that not being in a classroom setting (I could not do that while working full time to feed my kids.) I would not progress and learn enough to finish.  That is so far from the truth.  Any question I have asked has been answered thoroughly and rapidly and with extra motivation to accompany it.  I never hesitate to tell anyone that CRAH is the best course.  They are NOT all the same.  And you make it not only possible, but easy, to work a 13-hour day job and not give up on my dream of working as a court reporter.”
Bridgette R.
“I can’t believe you guys respond so quickly.  You are brilliant.”
Liz B.
“Thank you so much for your encouraging, wonderful response. I really appreciate you making me feel so comfortable asking for help. Your question specific replies are also appreciated. I feel better already! ”
Michelle R.

When my husband’s job took us to Rome, I left my well-established job to follow him in this adventure.   We have three children, and the move was exciting.  Once the children settled in their new routine, I had time to think about what I wanted to do with the free time I had.  I knew I wanted to work once back in the States, but wanted something different from what I had been doing for 15 years.  I kept thinking of the time I was called to serve as a juror in a civil case and how impressed I was by the court reporter and her abilities to follow and record the proceedings.

So, I gathered information about on-line court reporter programs, read students’ reviews, compared prices and decided that CRAH was going to be the best program for me.  After all, a training program like CRAH that focuses on teaching the heart and soul of court reporting is what I wanted.  The Staff was wonderful from the very beginning.  They helped with all the details of having the materials and the writer shipped to Italy and figuring out what was needed to make the writer work in a country which uses a different voltage system.
I began the program at the end of January, 2012, and I am on track to complete the last theory lesson this week (March, 2012).  I studied about 3 hours a day, six days a week.   Two months is a real short time to complete theory, but the program makes it possible.  The DVD tutorials were useful, especially at the beginning when everything is so new.   The written lessons in the theory book, however, are my favorite.  They are so well written.  The rules are organized in a very intuitive fashion and, therefore, are easy to follow.  I have never had so much fun learning!
Also, I can’t thank CRAH Support Department enough for their excellent support and feedback.  They have always responded to my e-mail queries within a few hours, time zone difference permitting, and the quality of their explanations and advice has been truly first class.
I am looking forward to starting the speed building portion of the training, and then my internship, and being able to write like a professional court reporter.
Thank you all at CRAH.  You have a wonderful program!
Alessandra F.