Realtime Voice Academy

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Continuing education for voice writing reporters
National test readiness for qualified students - no experience necessary!
We'll take you from zero to hero in 20 weeks!

Realtime Voice Academy is not a school.
Realtime Voice Academy offers software and skills training necessary for voice writing careers.
Realtime Voice Academy does not accept any financial aid, student loans, GI Bill, or Pell grants.

Financing is available through TFC Tuition Financing.

STUDENTS - Court reporting or CART/captioning

Upon certification, Realtime Voice Academy court reporting students are automatically enrolled in the court reporters' track at no extra charge, a $1000 value!

Attention Georgia Residents!
Recent changes now make it possible for Georgia residents to become certified in as little as 12 weeks!
See Test readiness for more details.

Continuing Education
    Technology is rapidly changing and realtime skills are becoming essential.  Realtime Voice Academy offers a Reporters' 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.  
ou 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.

   Learn from professional voice writers!  
    RVA instructors are working voice-writing professionals with real-world experience and knowledge to share.  RVA instructors own the software they teach and use it daily in their voice-writing careers.

All classes are live on-site or online!

     Because instrutor-led training is the gold standard in training methods, all classes are live so you can hear and speak to your instructors in realtime.  Unlike prerecorded classes that may be years old, 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.

Choose your track!

    Court reporting students, length 20 weeks.  Court reporting students meet on Tuesdays at noon or 6:00 p.m. eastern time with Dessa Van Schuyver.  

   CART/captioning students program, length 16 weeks.  All students meet with Dessa for five weeks of Dragon fundamentals.  In week five, the CART/caption students will switch to meeting with Chris Crosgrove on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. eastern time.  For week five only, CART/caption students will have two classes, Tuesday with Dessa and then Thursday with Chris.  

Webster's dictionary defines boot camp as:
~ a short but very difficult training program
~ a program or situation that helps people become much better at doing something in a short period of time

Realtime Voice Academy is voice writing boot camp!

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

    Class size is limited and is completely hands-on.

Winter session - January 5, 2021.
Reporters' track - January 6, 2021.

Entrance exams must be completed by December 18, 2020.

Summer session - July 7, 2020.
Reporters' track - July 8, 2020.


Private or semi-private training always available by appointment.

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