Any use of the title "Certified Shorthand Reporter," within New York State requires licensure.
To be licensed as a certified shorthand reporter in New York State you must:
- be of good moral character;
- be at least 21 years of age;
- meet education and examination requirements; and
- meet experience requirements.
You must file an application for licensure and the other forms indicated, along with the appropriate fee, to the Office of the Professions at the address specified on each form. It is your responsibility to follow up with anyone you have asked to send us material.
The specific requirements for licensure are contained in Title 8, Article 151, Section 7504 of New York's Education Law and Part 71 of the Commissioner's Regulations.
You should also read the general licensing information applicable for all professions.