Mission Statement

To help protect the public health, safety and welfare through the licensure and regulation of those who provide shorthand reporting services in Idaho.

Welcome to the Board's new webpage! Information and announcements will be posted here. Please click the links on the left for specific areas of interest.

UPDATE:  On May 19, 2017, Executive Order 2017-06 – “Idaho Licensing Freedom Act” was signed, and comments are being accepted from interested persons in response to that Executive Order. Please click here for more information or to comment.

Click the Calendar link on the left for scheduled Board meetings and agendas.

"Shorthand reporting" means the making of written symbols or abbreviations in shorthand or machine shorthand writing of a verbatim record of any oral court proceedings, deposition, or proceedings before any grand jury, referee, or court commissioner, contemporaneous with the event.

Shorthand reporters are regulated in Idaho and are required to be licensed.

Please contact the Board if you have questions via phone at (208) 334-3233 or via E-mail at