CEO WORKSHOP: By Web-cast only. Please contact Denice Purves, SCAO, 517-373-9526 to arrange to watch the webcast. This is MANDATORY before being allowed to test for certification.
CER WORKSHOP: The MECRA Workshop is required to be eligible to take the state of Michigan CER examination administered by the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO).
The CER workshop typically takes place 30 days prior to the CER examination. Workshop and registrations dates TBD. Registration for the certification testing is separate from the workshop registration.
(Refer to the Education/Workshop tab for more information and to online workshop registration)
2014 Examination Schedule
Examinations are held twice each year to test knowledge
and, as to a recorder, familiarity with basic logging techniques and transcript
production. Seating capacity for examinations is limited; it is recommended that
you register early. The registration fee is $60. You can access application
forms on this website.
EXAM DATE APPLICATION
CER 4/16/14 3/1/14
TRANSCRIPTION 4/17/14 3/1/14
REEXAMINATION 4/17/14 3/1/14
CEO 4/17/14 3/1/14
CER 10/22/14 9/1/14
CEO 10/23/14 9/1/14
Note: Stenotype reporters who have passed
the Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) skills examination and steno mask
reporters who have passed the Certified Verbatim Reporter (CVR) skills
examination should call 517-373-9526 to schedule their written CSR/CSMR
2014 Dates to Remember
Saturday, February 15, 2014 - Board Meeting (Phone Conference)
Friday, February 28, 2014 - Transcript Deadline for articles to Kristen Shankleton
Friday, August 29, 2014 - CER - Day 1 Workshop - Hall of Justice - Lansing, MI
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - CER - Day 2 Workshop - Lansing Community College - Lansing, MI
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Day 1 - MECRA Conference - Mackinaw City, MI
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Day 2 - MECRA Conference - Mackinaw City, MI
Friday, September 19, 2014 - Day 3 (1/2 day) - MECRA Conference - Mackinaw City, MI
**MECRA Board Meeting - 9:00 a.m.
County Inn & Suites, Lansing, MI (Michigan Room)
Board Meetings are also held via phone conference. If you are interested in participating, please contact Amanda Dubay (MECRA, Recording Secretary).
**County Inn & Suites (Michigan Room) - Location and map listed on the following link: