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Continuing education: Court reporters

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When you renew your court reporter certification, you must verify you have completed 5 continuing education units (CEU) since you last renewed your license.

  • 1 CEU = 60 minutes of education in an approved program.
  • Continuing education units can't be more than 1 year old.
  • You can't carry over excess CEUs from a previous year.

Approved programs

To meet your continuing education requirements you can only use approved programs directly related to your development as a court reporter. They're listed in WAC 308-14-100 (2): License renewal - Continuing education - Penalties.

Verify you have completed your continuing education


While renewing, certify that you have completed 5 continuing education units within the previous year.

Renew online

By mail

Send us a signed, completed Court Reporter Certification Renewal Application and answer the certification question with payment for your fees to:

Department of Licensing
PO Box 3856
Seattle, WA 98124-3856


You don't need to send any documentation of your continuing education with your renewal. However, you must keep proof of your CEUs for at least 3 years so you can provide them to us upon request.

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