A “court reporting firm” is a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporate entity, or other association that arranges, schedules, provides, and/or facilitates court reporting services, including but not limited to, the production, billing, or delivery or transcripts.
Certified court reporters who form a sole proprietorship, corporate entity, or other association to conduct their individual court reporting services and who do not employ, or otherwise utilize the services of, other court reporters shall not be a court reporting firm as defined by this Article.
Courts, agencies, or instumentalities of local governemnts, the State of Georgia, or of the United States shall not be a court reporting firm as defined by this Article.
Court Reporting Firm Registration
Court reporting firms shall register with, and receive notification in writing of approval from, the Board prior to doing business in Georgia by completing an application in the form adopted by the Board and paying fees as required by the Board.
The registration application of a court reporting firm shall be submitted to the Board by an owner or officer of the court reporting firm who shall be responsible for all representations and information made to the Board on the application.
Court Reporting Firm Application
The Court Reporting Firm Application may be accessed at https://gcr.onegovcloud.com. Make certain to start the application in the Google Chrome web browser. You must download the Step-by-Step User Guide using Adobe Acrobat (requires Adobe Reader). Follow the instructions as printed.