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    Realtime Voice Academy offers accelerated, affordable training that will prepare aspiring voice writers for a career in court reporting or captioning in less than six months!

    This program prepares individuals to record and transcribe examinations, testimony, judicial orders and instructions, legal opinions, and other formal proceedings via print or electronic methods, includes instruction in legal terminology, legal transcription, verbatim recording, equipment operation and procedures, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

    All court reporters require the same basic academic background, regardless of method. This includes legal and medical language, business law, and English. The skills track is where the methods diverge. A voice writing student can become a
certified court reporter in six months and realtime certifiable within 24 months.

Realtime Voice Academy guides students step-by-step through a comprehensive program designed to master Dragon speech recognition software, improve realtime skills, use computer aided transcription software and prepare them for national certification.  
Realtime Voice Academy also offers a Transitioning to Realtime Track for working reporters who are ready to upgrade to Dragon and realtime software.
    Technology is rapidly changing and realtime skills are essential.  At Realtime Voice Academy, you will start building your realtime skills immediately.

   RVA instructors are more than court reporting instructors.  They are working voice-writing professionals with real-world experience and knowledge to share.  Unlike other schools, RVA instructors actually own the software they teach and use it daily in their voice-writing careers.

   This program was designed with today's technology in mind.  You will learn practical, relevant skills that you will need to succeed in today's competitive market.

Live classes on-site or online!

     All classes are live so you can hear and speak to your instructors in realtime.  Students always receive the most current information available.  You can ask questions and receive personal attention from your instructor throughout the class. Classes are also recorded for reviewing at a later time.  Students are welcome to attend classes up to 18 months after enrollment.

    Program length: 20 weeks.  Court reporting students meet on Tuesdays at noon or 6:00 p.m. eastern time with Dessa Van Schuyver.  All students meet with Dessa for five weeks of in-depth Dragon training.  In week five, the Caption/CART students will switch to meeting with Chris Crosgrove on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. eastern time.  All classes are live so students have the opportunity to ask questions as they arise and get help when they need it.

    Class size is limited and is completely hands-on.

Winter session - January 2, 2018.
Summer session - July 3, 2018.

Private training always available by appointment.

See Course Requirements for detailed information regarding program costs, books, software and hardware.

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