All Realtime Voice Academy candidates are required to take an entrance exam upon registration.
The non-refundable fee for the exam is $40.
Realtime Voice Academy Prerequisites
* High school diploma or equivelant * Grammatical understanding of sentence structure, punctuation and spelling * Typing skills of at least 40 words per minute * Intermediate to advanced Windows skills Windows 8 or Windows 10 * Understanding of computer hardware and software
All Realtime Voice Academy students must have a dedicated voice-writing laptop, Dragon 15 and EclipseVox Student software.
LAPTOP SPECIFICATIONS:i7 6th or 7th generation quad-core processor; 16-32 gigs of RAM; 7200 RPM hard drive or a solid state hard drive; Windows 10. Your laptop must meet these specifications to be adequate for voice writing.
ECLIPSEVOX STUDENT SOFTWARE:Student software cannot be purchased until Advantage Software has proof of enrollment. Eclipse (Computer Aided Transcription/CAT) use begins five weeks into the session. $599 will be paid to Advantage Software AFTER classes start. Eclipse student software is NOT required at the beginning of the course. This is STUDENT software. Upgrading will be necessary upon certification.
All online students must have a separate headset or earbuds with a microphone to join online classes.
COURT REPORTING STUDENTS
The Complete Court Reporter's Handbook and Guide for Realtime Writers (5th Edition)