Student Section

Court reporting and captioning students represent the future of the profession, and PCRA wants to help our students be the very best reporters in the nation! If you are a current reporting student or considering a career in court reporting, this page features information that may be helpful as you embark on this exciting career opportunity!

Check out these videos about what it's like to be a court reporter.


Do you want to become a court reporter or captioner?  The following links will tell you how to make that dream a reality.

Interested in the types of jobs available once you graduate? Click here!

Looking for court reporting programs in Pennsylvania? Pennsylvania is home to some of the best court reporting schools in the nation! For a complete list, click here!

Stories about Potential Earnings as a Court Reporter

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Check out this helpful page on Facebook:   "Encouraging Court Reporting Students" at  With over 2000 members comprised of students, instructors, newbies and seasoned court reporters, you'll find motivation and inspiration when you need it most.

Financial Aid Sites for Students

Below are sources of financial aid. These links are not associated with PCRA and are provided only as a resource.


Federal Government Description and Job Outlook of the Industry