Eligibility and Certification

FCRA membership is not a prerequisite to attend the Florida Rules & Ethics Certification Seminar and sit for the FPR exam; however, if you are an FCRA member, the cost of registration and the cost of attending any subsequent FCRA-sponsored CEU seminars to keep your certification current are at a reduced rate. 

Eligible persons that may sit for the FPR examination and the designations that will be received upon a score of 80 percent or above on the exam are as follows

Eligible PersonsDescriptionDesignation
Court Reporters Any Guardian of the Record engaged in the practice of court reporting (regardless of methodology) may take the FPR exam. Florida Professional
Reporter
FPR
Students Any student of court reporting may take the FPR exam, although, certification is deferred pending proof of graduation from a court reporting program or entry into the practice of court reporting. Florida Professional
Reporter (Student)
FPR(S)
 
Scopists Any scopist actively providing services to the court reporting profession may take the FPR exam. Florida Professional
Scopist
FPS
Owners/Managers Anyone involved in their professional capacity as a manager or owner in the court reporting profession may take the FPR exam. Florida Professional
Manager
FPM
Court Reporting Instructors Teachers of court reporting or anyone connected in an official capacity with a school or college conducting a court reporting program may take the FPR exam. Florida Professional
Instructor
FPI