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AAERT members benefit from the strength of a national organization. As a group, we can speak with one voice to be heard on various issues which affect our industry.

Join AAERT today and enjoy the advantages of peer support. Across the nation and beyond, AAERT members are working together to make a difference by educating the legal market about digital reporting and promoting the benefits of a record that speaks for itself.

  • Members that wish to RENEW or UPDATE their profiles, must sign in and go to Manage Profile.
  • Learner Only is available for those that wish to access our LMS (Learning Management System). Select Learner Only button and complete the short form. Be sure to use your newly created Username and Password for access to the LMS.


Individuals who support the purposes of AAERT as outlined in Article III of the bylaws and general membership provisions and are currently engaged in the profession of electronic reporting or transcription and/or business activities that support or supply the profession.

Individuals don’t need to be a member to take AAERT certification tests, but they must pass the test(s) and be a Professional Member in order to hold their certification.

This membership receives voting benefits.

*Apprentice Members

Entry-level learners, interns, or students with less than one year’s experience in the profession of electronic reporting and transcribing. (No more than 1 year at this membership level is allowed.)

This membership is non-voting.


Individuals who support the purposes of the organization as outlined in Article III but are not employed or engaged in the profession of electronic reporting and transcription and/or business activities that support or supply the profession.

This membership is non-voting.

*Learner Only Access

Learner Only Access is for those Non-Members who wish to use our various Continuing Education Units (CEUs) within our Learning Management System. Fees for educational videos, webinars and learning tools will vary.

This membership is non-voting.

*These memberships are non-voting levels.

Member Benefits include:

Our quarterly publication, Sound Bytes, which provides valuable updates about legislative issues and industry news.

Our technology reviews inform members about new products and developments. Available to our members are networking opportunities including online access to all AAERT members and member groups, annual conferences, and a very active Facebook Group.

Our growing list of suppliers offer great discounts and specials for court reporting and transcription supplies, as well as other products and services. Pengad, SpeedType, and Staples Advantage Program are just a few examples.

An annual Reporting & Transcribing Conference offers opportunities for continuing education, networking and planning, and gives professionals a voice on specific issues.

An annual Executive Forum allows members to connect, network, and discuss industry business-related issues.

CER, CET & CDR certification testing is conducted online in selected locations throughout the US, Canada, and beyond and is available only to our AAERT members. Start working today to gain the competitive advantage only an AAERT certification can offer.

The Best Practices Guide, published by AAERT, is a comprehensive manual for all Reporting & Transcribing professionals as they prepare for certification. As a member, you will receive a discounted price for the guide.

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