Next Exam:

April 18, 2020 – Written Knowledge Exam Online
Registration Deadline: March 19, 2020

We must RECEIVE your forms by the January 2, 2020 deadline (not postmarked, RECEIVED). TCRA will be closed quite a bit over the Christmas and New Year Holidays, so we recommend your paperwork as early as possible. If you send an email over that time the office is closed, you will receive a response on January 2nd when we reopen.

We will be posting instructions no later than December 15, 2019 on all you need to know for the online testing. We will also send out a copy of it with your confirmation email after the January 2nd deadline has passed.

April 25, 2020 – Skills Exam ONLY – Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX
Registration Deadline: March 26, 2020

TCRA Registration Deadline: 30 days prior to the exam date

Texas CSR Written Knowledge Test Information for Test Day
Written Exam Memo
How to Take a Texas CSR Written Knowledge Test

Texas CSR Skills/Oral Exam Information for Test Day
Skills Exam Memo
THERE WILL BE NO WI-FI. YOU MUST PRINT DIRECTLY FROM USB CABLE.
TEST YOUR PRINTER AND DRIVERS AHEAD OF TIME WITHOUT BEING CONNECTED TO WI-FI.


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 register 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 Exam, you must still register with us to sit for the Written Exam.

Dear Candidates, Court Reporting Professors, Family and Friends,
Please read the following reminders thoroughly.

Other than exam proctors or examinees waiting to register, there is to be no one waiting outside of the examination room or near the registration table. Each candidate may have one (1) person assist with setting up equipment during the allotted time for setup. After setting up, all guests will need to wait in another area in order to keep the noise level to a minimum. Guests will be informed when they may re-enter the exam room to assist with equipment after the exam is completed. No one may re-enter the exam room until ALL exams have been turned in. This is done in order to make the testing area as quiet and distraction free as possible. Please be courteous to those testing.


Registration:

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.

You must still complete a completed Application for Exam Registration Form and return it via email or mail.


Written Exam Only:
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 Only:
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.


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.

The deadline for requesting a regrade for the October 12, 2019 exam is November 18, 2019. (20 days after the date of that results were issued to you).

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.

The deadline for requesting a peer review for the October 12, 2019 exam is 20 days after the date regrade results were issued to you.

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.

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July 23-25, 2020
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2021 TCRA ANNUAL CONVENTION
September 23-25, 2021
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CSR EXAM
April 18, 2020
Written Knowledge Test
ONLINE


April 25, 2020
Skills Exam
Brookhaven College

Dallas, TX

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