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Nevada Administrative Code Chapter 656
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NEVADA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE – CHAPTER 656

 

CHAPTER 656 - CERTIFIED COURT REPORTERS

CERTIFICATION

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  NAC 656.170  Placement of certificate on inactive status; reactivation of certificate. (NRS 656.130, 656.200)

    1.  A court reporter who is current in the fees required by the Board and the requirements of continuing education may submit an application in a form prescribed by the Board to place his or her certificate on inactive status. A court reporter whose certificate is on inactive status must pay a fee each year in an amount that is one-half of the fee which is required for renewal of a certificate.

    2.  Unless otherwise instructed by the Board, a court reporter shall prepare a transcript of a proceeding if:

    (a) The court reporter’s certificate is placed on inactive status;

    (b) The court reporter has not prepared a transcript of a proceeding in which the court reporter provided services as a court reporter before the certificate was placed on inactive status; and

    (c) A person has requested a transcript of the proceeding.

    3.  A court reporter whose certificate has been on inactive status for less than 5 years may reactivate his or her certificate if the court reporter pays the fee for renewal of a certificate and complies with the requirements for continuing education for the year in which the court reporter reactivates his or her certificate.

    4.  If the certificate of a court reporter has been on inactive status for 5 years or more, the Board may, in addition to requiring the applicant to comply with the provisions of subsection 3, require the applicant to do one or any combination of the following:

    (a) Take the written section or the section on transcription of the examination, or both.

    (b) If the applicant engaged in the practice of court reporting in another jurisdiction during the time that his or her certificate was on inactive status, submit proof of such practice.

     NAC 656.180  Voluntary surrender of certificate. (NRS 656.130)

     1.  A court reporter may voluntarily surrender his or her certificate to the Board if the court reporter provides written notice to the Board of the surrender. The Executive Secretary of the Board shall make a notation in the records of the Board that the certificate was voluntarily surrendered. If a person who voluntarily surrenders his or her certificate desires to practice court reporting, the person must submit an application to the Board pursuant to and NAC 656.100.

    2.  Unless otherwise instructed by the Board, a court reporter shall prepare a transcript of a proceeding if:

    (a) The court reporter voluntarily surrenders his or her certificate;

    (b) The court reporter has not prepared a transcript of a proceeding in which the court reporter provided services as a court reporter before he or she voluntarily surrendered the certificate; and

    (c) A person has requested a transcript of the proceeding.

     NAC 656.200  Fees for issuance or renewal of certificate. (NRS 656.130, 656.220)  

The following fees must be paid:

    1.  For the original issuance of a certificate................................................... $200

    2.  For the annual renewal of a certificate..................................................... $200

CONTINUING EDUCATION

     NAC 656.205  Understanding and knowledge of statutes, regulations and court rules. (NRS 656.130, 656.200)  A court reporter shall possess basic understanding and knowledge of the statutes, regulations and court rules governing the practice of court reporting in this State. The statutes and regulations governing the practice of court reporting in this State may be obtained at the Internet addresses http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nrs and http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nac, respectively.

     NAC 656.210  Required hours; means to obtain certain credits; applicability of credit. (NRS 656.130, 656.200)

    1.  Each court reporter must, every 2 years, complete at least 15 hours of continuing education relating to the practice of court reporting, at least two of which must include a review of the statutes, regulations and court rules governing the practice of court reporting in this State.

    2.  The Board will provide each court reporter with the means to obtain these two credits other than by personal attendance.

    3.  Credit for continuing education may not be carried forward for any reporting period.

     NAC 656.220  Form for report of compliance; verification by Board. (NRS 656.130, 656.200)

    1.  The Board will mail to a court reporter with the annual notice of renewal of certification a form on which to report his or her compliance with the requirements of continuing education set forth in NAC 656.210.

    2.  A court reporter shall complete and return the form to the Board on or before May 15.

    3.  The Board may take such action as the Board determines is necessary to verify that a court reporter has complied with the requirements of continuing education set forth in NAC 656.210.

     NAC 656.230  Notice of noncompliance; suspension or revocation of certificate for failure to file report of compliance; reinstatement of certificate. (NRS 656.130, 656.200)

    1.  If a court reporter fails to complete and return the form required pursuant to NAC 656.220, the Board will, on or before June 1, provide written notice of noncompliance, by certified or registered mail, to the last known address of the court reporter.

    2.  The notice of noncompliance must contain:

    (a) A statement explaining the manner in which the court reporter failed to comply with the requirements for continuing education;

    (b) A notice that the court reporter shall, on or before June 30, file with the Board a compliance form showing that he or she has cured the failure specified; and

    (c) A notice which specifies the consequences provided in subsection 3 for failure to file the form by June 30.

    3.  The Board may suspend or revoke the certificate of a court reporter who fails to file a report of compliance by June 30. Reinstatement of a certificate may be conditioned upon one or both of the following:

    (a) Proof of compliance with the requirements for continuing education.

    (b) The passage of the written exam required pursuant to NRS 656.160.

     NAC 656.240  Accreditation of program or course of study; determination of hours of credit; approval of course of study. (NRS 656.130, 656.200)

    1.  A sponsor of a program or course of study for continuing education may submit to the Board, on a form provided by the Board, a request for accreditation of the program or course. The form may be submitted either before or after the program or course has been offered.

    2.  A court reporter who attends a course of instruction not accredited by the Board may submit, on a form provided by the Board, a request for accreditation of the course.

    3.  The Board will determine whether programs or courses of study offered by a sponsor or taken by a court reporter are to receive accreditation, and the Board will set forth the terms and conditions for the accreditation of the programs or courses of study.

    4.  The Board will determine the number of hours of credit each participant is entitled to receive for attendance or participation in a program or course of study.

    5.  The Board will approve courses of study on an annual basis.

    6.  To be approved, a course of study must directly relate to the skills and knowledge required to engage competently in the practice of court reporting and must be made available to all court reporters. Such courses of study may relate to:

    (a) Strengthening the participant’s understanding of the English language, including, but not limited to, the following areas:

        (1) Reading;

        (2) Spelling;

        (3) Vocabulary; and

        (4) Medical and legal terminology;

    (b) Increasing speed;

    (c) Technological advances in the field of court reporting;

    (d) Current statutes, rules and regulations concerning the practice of court reporting;

    (e) Ethics and professionalism in the field of court reporting;

    (f) Substance abuse;

    (g) Management of the business affairs and the economics of court reporting; or

    (h) Any other subject which the Board determines to be appropriate.

    7.  A court reporter who completes a program or course of study offered or approved by the National Court Reporters Association or a sponsor designated or approved by the Board as an accredited sponsor is entitled to receive credit for continuing education.

PRACTICE BY FIRM

     NAC 656.250  Application for and issuance of license; filing of amended application upon certain changes. (NRS 656.130, 656.185)

    1.  Each firm that conducts business as a court reporting firm in this State must complete an application for a license provided by the Board and file the application with the Executive Secretary of the Board. The form for application for the license must include:

    (a) The business address of the firm in this State;

    (b) The residential address of each owner of the firm;

    (c) If applicable, a copy of each certificate filed pursuant to chapter 602 of NRS to do business under an assumed or fictitious name;

    (d) Copies of all business licenses issued to the firm by a local government in this State;

    (e) All other documents, reports and other information required by the Board; and

    (f) The name of the designated representative of the court reporting firm, as well as a copy of a certificate of completion for the designated representative of the court reporting firm, if applicable.

    2.  Upon receipt of a ...