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AAERT Recertification Process

Once you have earned your CER or CET designation, AAERT requires you to recertify every three (3) years and be a member in good standing during the 3 years to maintain your designation.  CEU credits required every three (3) years are 3.0 CEU credits, along with your Recertification Fee. ( See Fees and Deadlines for more information.)

CEU classes / courses are a reminder of things you may have forgotten, and if you’ve developed bad habits along the way in your career, they will help get you back on track.

Numbered certificates are granted under two headings:

  • CER® (certified electronic court reporter)
  • CET® (certified electronic transcriber)

Any CER or CET who fails to recertify by the deadline assigned to their certification will lose their CER or CET status and will be removed from our certified member list.

Ways to Earn CEUs

AAERT Annual Conference Attendance - .10 per each hour, per educational session

College courses*, Grade "C” or above, restrictions apply - 1.0 CEU (Online College Courses will be considered a College Course if your Online Course would hold the same value of College Credits as if you were attending the course in person at the college.)

Correspondence courses* and Industry Webinars - .50 CEU
(this will be changed to .10 per hour after 12/31/15)

AAERT's Executive Forum Attendance (Corporate Members Only) - .10 CEU - per hour session

Speak or Present at an AAERT or Industry Meeting - .25 CEU

Writing an Article for AAERT (For use in The Court Reporter or for social media.) - .25 CEU

Actively holding an AAERT Committee position - .25 CEU, per year
Approved Industry Conferences (NCRA, NVRA) - .10 per hour sessions

Adult education classes, not taken for college credit - .10 CEU

CPR and First Aid Courses - .10 CEU

* Courses should pertain to Business, Court Reporting, Transcription, Grammar, English, Computer Knowledge.


CER or CET Emeritus Status

Any current CER or CET who reaches the age of 59 years of age AND has held a CER or CET in good standing, meaning has been a member continuously, for a minimum of 6 years may apply for an EMERITUS STATUS with AAERT.

To apply, the member must submit an essay (200 - 400 words) describing how your certification designation has helped you in your professional life and why you believe it's important to maintain the designation(s).  The essay must be submitted before your recertification due date.

Proper payment must be submitted along with the essay.  Once approved, the applicant will receive a new CER and / or CET Certificate with no expiration date assigned.

  Recertification Application Forms
Complete this form if you became a CER and / or a CET
January 1, 2013
Complete this form if you became a CER and / or a CET
January 1, 2013



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