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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.


Member Benefits include:

  • Our monthly 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 E-Reporting and E-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 and CET certification testing is conducted online in selected locations throughout the US, Canada, and beyond are 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 E-Reporting / E-Transcribing professionals as they prepare for certification.  As a member, you will receive a discounted price for the guide.

You will be amazed at everything AAERT can do for you.  Don't wait, join today!


Electronic reporting and transcribing refers to the use of professional-quality hardware and software to capture, by direct audio or audiovisual recording, the full and complete verbatim record of oral proceedings for the purpose of conversion to text, authentication, verification and preservation.  The term also includes the ownership, management, and/or administration of a business providing electronic reporting and transcribing services.


Professional $125:
Individuals who support the purposes of AAERT as outlined in Article III of these bylaws and the general membership provisions outlined above and are currently engaged in the profession of electronic reporting or transcription and/or business activities that support or supply the profession.


Associate $100: 

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.


*Apprentice Members $75

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.)

Apprentice Members may not sit for any AAERT certification exam.

*Learner Only Access $0:
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.

Learners may not sit for any AAERT certification exam. They must register as either an individual OR corporate member.


*These memberships are non-voting levels.

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