Welcome to our Academy!

Learn to Transcribe has passed rigorous accreditation standards of the American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers and is an official AAERT approved school that provides top quality education.

This online course was prepared by our expert staff of seasoned court reporters and legal transcriptionists who have many decades of experience and knowledge to share with you.

The foundational course covers most everything you will encounter to produce transcripts for legal proceedings in the United States.

This is not a course for legal secretarial or paralegal work but, rather, how to properly create verbatim transcripts of depositions, hearings, courtroom trials, arbitrations, and other related proceedings involving sworn testimony.

Hi! I'm Linda Wilson ..

As your instructor, I will begin by saying that I am a Certified Stenographic Court Reporter for many years and hold a Notary Public commission. My CCR certification is recognized by the American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers as someone having the training and credentials to instruct students on how to properly create legal transcripts.

Although modest in talking about myself, just know that I have decades of experience creating transcripts of sworn testimony in criminal and civil matters, along with much teaching experience.

I am anxious to help you have an amazing and potentially lucrative career. Let's do this!

What's Included in this Course?
  • Online 24/7, ready when you are, on demand.
  • Audios and visual learning with "how-to" videos.
  • Numerous downloads to create large personal study guide.
  • Morson's English Guide used for punctuation and grammar.
  • Lots of videos and information regarding technology.
  • Training on Microsoft Word and text expanders.
  • Ethics and confidentiality stressed.
  • Introduction to CAT scoping.
  • Following client preferences stressed.
  • Numerous graded quizzes.
  • Importance of meeting deadlines stressed.
  • Information about recordkeeping provided.
  • Lots of transcription practice - depositions, trials, and hearings.
  • Heavy emphasis on accuracy.
  • Proofing PDF files.
  • Practice editing in Microsoft Word.
  • Proctored and graded skills exam with feedback.
  • Marketing information after graduation.
  • Average student takes two months to complete theory portion and an additional two months to complete all practice files.

EXAM FEES (3/1/24 - 8/31/24)

  • First and second exam included in tuition.
  • One further exam retake $60 U.S. prepaid, nonrefundable.

EXAM FEES (effective 9/1/24)

  • First exam included in tuition.
  • Retakes $60 each, U.S. prepaid, nonrefundable.


  • Graduation with a Certificate of Completion.
  • U.S. citizen graduates of this course are eligible for and are offered a referral to one of our U.S. network partner entities with a current opening for an apprenticeship, usually lasting around 30 days.
  • Apprentices are paid by the entity, with rates discussed during apprenticeship interview and are contract workers.
  • Most of our graduate apprentices are offered part-time or full-time employment opportunities with the same entity after the apprenticeship expires.
  • Each entity has its own criteria, types of work, and payment structures.
  • Learn to Transcribe Academy offers our graduates for apprenticeships at no charge to our partner entities.
  • Our partners love our graduates because they are so thoroughly trained, resulting in a win/win situation all the way around!

What to Expect?

As you work your way through all of the lectures, you will have your turn for much transcription practice at your own pace.


Quizzes are provided along the way, with a final examination. Lectures are explained in easy-to-follow audios and videos.

How Long to Finish?

The average length of time to graduate from this course is approximately four months, depending on student since this varies greatly.

After I Graduate?

Some people want to establish a business and others desire a 30-day paid apprenticeship opportunity.

High Demand!

Having acquired the proper skills to transcribe litigation files means that our graduates are in high demand.

Where Would I Work?

Work is performed in your home via the internet as a remote independent contractor, either part time or full time.

What is Needed?
Equipment Needed

Windows desktop or laptop, any brand.

Full-sized keyboard preferred.

External mouse, any kind.

Headphones. any kind.

Infinity foot pedal - needed when 1/2 way through course.

Software Used

Word Processor:
(Word, any version,
or CAT software)

Digital Audio Player:
(Explained in course)

Supplies Needed

Notepad & pen.

No books need to be bought for course.

If printing downloads:

Printer, any brand.

Printer paper (3-hole) 1 ream.

3-ring binder (2 or 3 inch).

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Per our Terms of Use Agreement, course fees are not refundable, and we do not honor chargebacks. Payments are automated and cannot be stopped. The course cannot be discontinued for buyer's remorse, change in personal circumstances, etc.

Please note that enrollment is a binding contractual agreement to pay all tuition fees in full.

SALES TAX: Mandatory sales tax, if applicable, is automatically added to payments and automatically remitted by the payment processor. Check with your government for the percentage, if any, that is automatically assessed by your governmental entity for online purchases.

U.S. CURRENCY: Our fees are in U.S. dollars.

RECOUP COST OF PROGRAM: Most of our graduates tell us that they recouped the entire cost of the program within a few weeks of working as an independent contractor. However, we do not guarantee anyone's income level or success since each person's experience is unique.

Rarely. Check here for current pricing.

As noted above, we do not offer refunds nor chargebacks. This same policy has always been clearly stated and is also included in the Terms of Use.

Yes. Contact us for information if interested in becoming an affiliate.

Affiliates receive a commission only if a student used their specific affiliate link on enrollment. If a student failed to use their link for any reason, affiliate commissions are not paid.

Affiliate commissions are paid on a "last touch" system. Therefore, if a student is led to enrollment by more than one affiliate, commission attaches to the affiliate's code used on enrollment.

Yes. The discount is the same amount paid for the Getting Started course and is available only to those who purchased the Getting Started course. A special code is included inside the Getting Started course. Discount code works with payment in full plan, not monthly payment plans.

Check for current availability.

For students on a payment plan, all fees must be paid in full before advancing to the practice files.

Payments on payment plans are automatically done by computer approximately every 30 days, with no more than three attempts spread over a few days to charge the card on file.

If the card declines, student receives an automated email with instructions to update their card on file.

If the card still declines after three attempts, student is automatically and instantly unenrolled from the course and forfeits all payments made for failure to honor payment agreement.

To re-enroll, if desired, student must first pay a nonrefundable $150 reinstatement fee, payable only through Paypal for the reinstatement fee. In addition, student must pay the full balance due so that the course is paid in full. Doing so automatically returns student to where they left off in the course.

It is extremely important to use a payment card that will not decline until tuition is paid in full.

We cannot charge a card, pause a payment, add a new card, etc. Students can post a new card or substitute a card on their profile page if desired.

Some students progress through the theory portion of the course faster than anticipated and want to begin the practice files (which requires payment in full to access). Therefore, an early payout is available by paying the full balance left on pay plan.

NOTE: There will be a price increase for this course on April 15, 2024. We will be adding the following valuable items:

** Weekly live Zoom Q/A sessions with instructor/coach.
** Weekly live Zoom punctuation classes. (Practice online with instructor.)
** Weekly live Zoom proctored practice exam, unlimited retakes.
** Law Enforcement transcription, full course.
** General transcription, four full courses.
** Price will be $1,997 USD. Students who purchased Getting Started course can use code inside that course to deduct $97.
** Three-month payment plan will be available for $697 USD per month. Getting Started coupon code cannot be used with monthly plan.
** Students currently enrolled will receive new benefits at no extra charge.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the course self-paced?
Students work their way through self-study lectures on their own schedule.

Can I "power through" the course and finish sooner than the estimated time?
You should go at a pace that allows you to fully understand everything as you go since this course is packed with a tremendous amount of material to get through.

Are practice files included?
Yes. A total of 35 practice files are included.

Is there a Certificate of Completion?

Yes. A Certificate of Completion is issued to graduates.

Is there any other training after graduation included in this course?
Our graduates receive a link to enroll in our course called "Learn and Earn" which covers many things regarding entering the workforce. Marketing information is provided within the Learn and Earn program.

Will graduating from this course qualify me to pass the national transcriber certification test?
Information regarding national certification is included, and this course puts students on a pathway toward pursuing future AAERT transcriber certification, if desired. This particular course is not a detailed and specialized training for how to pass the national CET examination.

Can I rely on what someone said online about this course?
We do not monitor and are not responsible for what anyone not employed by our academy says. Contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Can a non-U.S. citizen take this course?
Since this course includes an apprenticeship opportunity available only to U.S. citizens, this particular course is open only to U.S. citizens.

Do you guarantee that I will make a certain amount of money when I start working?
No. Everyone's earning capacity is different.

Does this course offer "job placement"?
We do not "place" anyone into a job. We provide our graduates with an opportunity for a paid apprenticeship with a network partner entity and facilitate the introductions.

Does this course include personal coaching?
Coaching is included within practice files via videos and PDFs. Exams are graded by staff, with feedback provided. Paid one-on-one coaching is also available as an optional service, if desired.

Is there an age or educational requirement to take this Legal Transcription training course?
Yes. Student must be at least 18 years of age and have completed high school or higher.

Residency Requirement for Paid Apprenticeships

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