Idaho Code 54-3108. Qualifications -- Required examination -- Renewal of certificates. (1) Applicants for certification must take and pass the Idaho certified shorthand reporter examination. Alternatively, applicants for certification must provide proof, satisfactory to the board, of having passed one (1) of the following examinations within the two (2) years prior to the date of the application:

(a)  The registered professional reporter (RPR) examination;
(b)  The registered merit reporter (RMR) examination;
(c)  The registered diplomate reporter (RDR) examination; or
(d)  The certified realtime reporter (CRR) examination.
(2)  Any applicant who is a lawful resident of the United States of good moral character, having graduated from an accredited high school or having had an equivalent education, shall be entitled to receive a certificate as a certified shorthand reporter upon payment of the fees required by this chapter. All applications shall be in such form as prescribed by the board and filed with the board at least thirty (30) days prior to the announced date of the reporters examination. The board in its discretion may make such additional investigation and inquiry, or require additional information from the applicant, as it shall deem necessary in determining the qualifications of the applicant. The board shall thereupon notify the applicant as to whether their application to take the reporters examination is accepted.

The Board currently conducts the Idaho certified shorthand reporter (CSR) examination on the third Saturday in the months of March and September each year.  These exams are given at the Ada County Courthouse at 200 West Front Street in Boise Idaho.

Applications for Exam can be found under the Forms link located on the right hand side.

For additional exam information please review Rule 300 of the State Licensure Rules.