Recent changes now make it possible for Georgia residents to become certified in as little as 12 weeks! Students must complete all 20 weeks of the course to receive a certificate of completion. See Test preparation for more details.
Technology is rapidly changing and realtime skills are becoming essential. Realtime Voice Academy offers a Transitioning to Realtime Track for working reporters who are ready to upgrade to Dragon and computer aided transcription (CAT) software. At Realtime Voice Academy, you will start building your realtime skills immediately. You will be guided step-by-step through a comprehensive program designed to master Dragon speech recognition software, build and improve realtime skills, and use Eclipse computer aided transcription software. This course 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.
RVA instructors are working voice-writing professionals with real-world experience and knowledge to share. RVA instructors actually own the software they teach and use it daily in their voice-writing careers.
Live classes on-site or online!
All classes are live so you can hear and speak to your instructors in realtime. You will 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 reporters 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.
Class size is limited and is completely hands-on. Winter session - January 2, 2018.
Summer session - July 3, 2018.
Private or semi-private training always available by appointment.
See Course Requirements for detailed information regarding program costs, books, software and hardware.