CSR Exam registration forms and procedures are listed below. Please read all information thoroughly to be sure you have completed all necessary steps. Contact the JBCC directly for questions regarding their processes. It is imperative that you read the respective Exam Memo linked below for whichever part(s) of the test you are planning to take.

EXAM APPLICATIONS:
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU PAY ATTENTION TO THE FORM YOU ARE FILLING OUT.
We have been receiving a lot of exam applications with missing information. If you have tested before, you've been issued a file number by the JBCC. It also appears on your exam results letter. You need to have this memorized and fill it in on your exam application, it will become your CSR number and is required for you to use in the Skills exam so commit it to memory. On the Skills Application for Exam Registration, you cannot leave the computer brand empty. "Laptop" is not a computer brand. If you are machine writer, you must fill out what type of machine and software you are using.

ProctorU, the company that proctors each candidate’s exam, has been overloaded during COVID-19 and all schools, universities and certification programs moving to online testing. Testing during weekdays and regular business hours will hopefully allow candidates to get more prompt responses in queue waiting for a proctor and responses to technical issues if they have any with their computer or connection as support is more readily available.

Next Exams:


CSR Skills Exam - Online
Next Test Date: Monday, December 7th through Friday, December 11th, 2020
Registration Deadline: November 7, 2020
Deadline for registrants to select testing time slot: December 2nd (Wednesday) by 5:00pm


December 7-11, 2020 Skills Exam Memo and Instructions

You will be able to select a testing time slot from 6:00 a.m. CST until 6:00 p.m. CST on either of the five days listed above. Time slot emails will be sent out to you after registration deadline has passed. You MUST select a specific time slot no later than the deadline listed in the email.

We must RECEIVE your forms by the November 7, 2020 deadline (not postmarked, RECEIVED) no matter the time slot you intend on selecting for this testing window. It is best to email them to avoid things getting lost in the mail. If your registration arrives after the deadline, you will not be able to test.


CSR Written Knowledge Exam - Online
Next Test Date: Monday, January 11th through Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Registration Deadline: December 12, 2020
Deadline for registrants to select testing time slot: January 6th (Wednesday) by 5:00pm.
*You will not receive scheduling email until a few days after the registration deadline.


January 11-13, 2021 Written Exam Memo and Instructions on How to Take a Texas CSR WKT Online

You will be able to select a testing time slot from 6:00 a.m. CST until 6:00 p.m. CST on either of the three days listed above. Time slot emails will be sent out to you after registration deadline has passed. You MUST select a specific time slot no later than the deadline listed in the email.

We must RECEIVE your forms by the December 12, 2020 deadline (not postmarked, RECEIVED) no matter the time slot you intend on selecting for this testing window. It is best to email them to avoid things getting lost in the mail. If your registration arrives after the deadline, you will not be able to test.


Registration:

ALL FIRST-TIME APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION AND APPLICATION FEE TO THE JBCC PRIOR TO REGISTERING FOR THE EXAM. If you are a first-time applicant and do not complete this step, you will NOT be able to test. Please refer to the JBCC website for additional information and instructions regarding the application process.

Second, all applicants (first-time AND previous examinees) must complete the appropriate Application for Exam Registration Form for the certification exam with the Texas Court Reporters Association (TCRA), which is administering the exam on behalf of the JBCC. Registration forms are listed below. Even if you have been approved by the JBCC for Certification by Endorsement and only need to take the Written Knowledge Test, you must still complete the Application for Exam Registration Form and submit that to TCRA to be able to sit for the Written Knowledge Test.

Registration deadlines are 30 days prior to each exam. If you are mailing any paperwork, it must be RECEIVED by the deadline date. It is safest to email the registration forms into the email address on the form. This ensures your forms aren't lost in the mail.

Written Knowledge Test:
Complete the
Application for Exam Registration Form and Confidentiality Agreement and submit fee ($75) either by email or mail by the registration deadline.

Oral/Skills Exam:
Complete the
Application for Exam Registration Form and Confidentiality and Computer Acknowledgement and submit fee ($125) either by email or mail by the registration deadline.

Refund Policy:
Written requests (either by mail or email) for a refund must be postmarked or emailed by the registration deadline
(30 days prior to the exam). No refunds will be given to requests received after the deadline or for "no-shows". Fees may NOT be applied to a future exam.


Exam Results:
Exam Results will be sent out to you via e-mail and a hard copy will be mailed to you. Please allow 30 days for the results to be delivered to you. If results will be delayed more than 30 days, we are required to notify you of the delay.


Regrade Requests:

You may request a regrade of the Oral and/or Written Knowledge portion of the exam for a fee of $35. Requests for regrades reviews must be received (not postmarked) no later than 20 days after the regrade results were issued to the examinees.

Please fill out this form and mail with a check or email with credit card information to: tcrahq@embarqmail.com by the deadline.

Peer Review Request:

You may request a peer review of your Oral exam. Requests for peer reviews must be received (not postmarked) no later than 20 days after the regrade results were issued to examinees. Reviews are not granted to those who have not received regrades, nor are they granted for those who took the written portion of the exam.

Please fill out this form and mail with a check or email with credit card information to: tcrahq@embarqmail.com by the deadline. *Please be aware that you may need to travel to meet with a proctor that is located closest to you. Peer reviews will not be conducted online or over the phone.

News & Events

FREELANCE RETREAT
February 5-6, 2021
Fredericksburg, TX
Registration will be limited!

2021 TCRA ANNUAL CONVENTION
September 23-25, 2021
Kalahari Resort - Round Rock, TX

CSR EXAM
Skills Exam
December 7-11, 2020


Written Knowledge Test
January 11-13, 2021


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