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Continuing Education

The Georgia Certified Court Reporters’ Training Council,established under the rules and regulations of the Board of Court Reporting, was created to improve the quality of court reporting services in Georgia through the development of training standards, curriculum, and continuing education for the court reporters in Georgia. All court reporters licensed to practice verbatim court reporting are required to obtain a minimum of ten hours of approved training per calendar year to maintain a valid certificate.

Duties and Responsibilities

 Specifically, the Georgia Certified Court Reporters’ Training Council will:

  • Promulgate rules and regulations relating to continuing education and training requirements;
  • Prescribe the requirements for curricula and standards comprising the continuing education courses and for credit-worthy activity;
  • Identify areas of training needs by reviewing programs being attended by court reporters and suggest program refinements to training providers;
  • Review and investigate requests for extensions of time based on disability, hardship, or extenuating circumstances;
  • Evaluate course exceptions when presented for credit.

 The Board of Court Reporting employs the services of the Institute of Continuing Judicial Education (ICJE) to maintain the continuing education records of court reporters; process course evaluations and prepare data for the Georgia Certified Court Reporters’ Training Council; maintain an up-to-date manual on new learning methodologies sought for accreditation by court reporters; and assess curriculum submissions for approved training courses.

The Institute of Continuing Judicial Education is located at 1150 Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30602. Information for court reporters, continuing education providers, or a listing of pre-approved classes may be accessed at ICJE's training site for Georgia Certified Court Reporters.

The Continuing Education Training Recorder may be reached by phone at (706) 369-5818 or by email, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Training Council Members

George William Abel, Jr.
Murrayville, Georgia
Board Appointment
Official/Shorthand
July 2011 – June 2014
Kendra James
Covington, Georgia
GCCRA Appointment
Official/Shorthand
July 2011 – June 2014
Eric Kristjanson 
Lawrenceville, Georgia
GCCRA Appointment
Freelance/Voice Writer
July 2012 – June 2015
Victoria R. Smith
Marietta, Georgia
Board Appointment
Freelance/Shorthand
July 2010 – June 2013
Kerry McFadden
Atlanta, Georgia
GCCRA Appointment
Freelance/Shorthand
July 2011 – June 2014
Randy Strumlauf
Lilburn, Georgia
GCCRA Appointment
Official/Voice Writer
July 2010 – June 2013
Sandra Fein
Atlanta, Georgia
Board Appointment
Freelance/Voice Writer
July 2011 – June 2014