Note: The LSR is always given on a Saturday.
Unless otherwise posted, the CT LSR exam will be held at:
Courtyard by Marriott
4 Sebethe Drive
Cromwell, CT 06416
Conveniently located at Exit 21 off I-91
Chief Examiner: Denise Mancini, LSR
Paper and word processors are NOT provided.
Please be sure to bring extra extension cords, paper for machine/printer,
and any USB Flash drives/SD Cards that may be needed.
You NEED to bring all of your own equipment and be fully knowledgeable in
how each and every component works PRIOR to test day.
You Must Bring a Printer, and no more than two people may share one printer.
Sign in at the test site:
Testing times are as follows:
Written Knowledge Test - 8:00 a.m.
Skills - 9:45 a.m.
For those candidates signed up for the WKT, please do not arrive any earlier than 7:30 a.m., as entry will not be allowed.
For those candidates signed up for the SKILLS PORTION ONLY, please DO NOT arrive any earlier than 9:00 a.m., as entry will not be allowed.
Any candidate arriving less than 20 minutes prior to testing may be denied entry.
CCRA Member: $50; Nonmembers: $100;
At the door (member/nonmember alike): $150**
**Please be aware that the Chief Examiner reserves the right to refuse entry to candidates who arrive to the test site without prior registration, depending on capacity and other factors deemed relevant, or for those candidates arriving later than 20 minutes prior to their scheduled testing time.
There is a Written Knowledge Test (WKT) given that consists of 100 multiple-choice questions. There will be two tests in each Skills Section: two Literaries at 180 wpm, two Jury Charges at 200 wpm, and two Q&As, two-voice (Testimony) at 225 wpm.
Each person taking the test will hear all six dictations but are only allowed to type up and hand in for grading one of each leg.
You are allowed 60 minutes for the WKT portion of the LSR exam and must pass with a minimum grade of 70 (an allowable 30 errors). You are allowed transcription time of 75 minutes per Skills Section and must pass each section with 95% accuracy -- i.e., Literaray, 45 errors; Jury Charge, 50 errors; Q&A, 57 errors. One test will be collected at the end of each 75-minute segment.
Dictionaries and reference books are allowed for the Skills Sections only.
Headphones are NOT PERMITTED once the Skills portion of the exam is started.
Questions on the Written Test - Info for Connecticut-specific questions:
In Connecticut, when an attorney agrees to the "usual stipulations" in a deposition, they are agreeing to the following:
- All objections, except as to the form of the question, are waived until the time of trial.
- The qualifications of the notary public are waived.
- The witness is waiving their right to read and sign.
- All defects in the notice are waived.
If an attorney notices a deposition in a Superior Court case in Connecticut, that attorney is NOT responsible for purchasing a copy of the deposition for all adverse parties.
CT LSR Grading Guidelines and Transcription Rules:
All test papers must be double-spaced with your Registration Number and the page number on every page. Please use a reasonable size font when printing.
NCRA grading rules will be followed for the Skills Sections. Copies of the rules, NCRA's "What is an Error?" will be available at the test site or by clicking here.
Please use your registration number to identify your test INSTEAD OF YOUR NAME. DO NOT make any marks with a pen or pencil on your test paper with the exception of your registration number and the page numbers, if necessary.
If you are using a paperless writer, you must be able to print your steno notes to hand them in.
Be sure you know how to print your notes in your software.
IF YOU DO NOT PRODUCE AND HAND IN YOUR NOTES WITH YOUR FINAL TRANSCRIPT, YOUR TEST WILL NOT BE GRADED. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE!
Your registration number MUST BE on every page of transcription, your paper notes and any and all disks when you hand them in. If you are using CAT, it does not matter if you have a header or footer on your test pages.
The 75-minute transcription time will be strictly adhered to. An announcement will be made at 60 minutes that 15 minutes remain.
At the end of each 75-minute transcription period, a test will be collected from each person in the room. You may start the next leg if you finish early, but do not turn in tests until they're collected unless you're leaving.
You may take a break whenever you wish, but the clock will not stop running on the 75-minute transcription time, except for emergencies. Only one person at a time will be allowed to leave the transcription room during the transcription times.
Staple each page of transcription together, but each test separately, then use a binder clip or paper clip to attach your steno notes. DO NOT staple your notes to the transcription pages.
Any questions at the test site, please feel free to ask your Chief Examiner.
You do not need to pass all four sections of the test in one sitting. You may pass the written and/or all three Skills portions independent of one another.
All test results will be available on our Web site within 30 DAYS after the test. All test candidates will have the ability to login to the site and privately view their results.
For members, simply login with your CCRA Member ID and password that you used to register for the test. Go to the Members Only Access area of the site and the link to view your grades will be there.
For nonmembers, simply login with your e-mail address and password that you used to register for the test, and you will be routed to the page with your test results.
CANDIDATES WITH SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES
Following an adjusted version of guidelines set forth by NCRA, CCRA provides the following information with regards to Candidates with Special Circumstances:
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, CCRA and the CT Board of Examiners of Licensed Shorthand Reporters will consider special testing accommodations for individuals with disabilities recognized by ADA.
Requests for special accommodations must be made, in writing, via e-mail to email@example.com
, or by registered mail to the address below, thirty (30) days prior to the date of examination. Candidates must also submit documentation explaining the disability and the specific accommodation(s) that is required.
Candidates must also submit a letter on official letterhead from a suitably licensed professional (e.g., physician, psychologist, physical therapist, etc.) with the professionalís recommendation of the accommodation(s) required and/or evidence of a prior diagnosis or accommodation(s) provided. The official letter must accompany a copy of their request for special testing accomodations and also be sent in thirty (30) days prior to the date of the examination the candidate wishes to register for, to the address listed below:
CCRA - CT Licensure Exam
c/o Denise Mancini, LSR
CT Chief Examiner
536 Wheelers Point
Winsted, CT 06098
Requests for special testing accommodations will be reviewed at a special hearing by CCRA and/or the CT Board of Examiners of Licensed Shorthand Reporters. A letter will be sent to candidates if their request for special testing accommodations is approved. The candidate will be notified by mail if the accommodations are not approved or if additional information is needed, and instructions for the next steps to be taken will be provided.
Signing up to receive the test mailing: If you're not already a member and wish to register for the LSR at the discounted rate, please return to our Home page and click Please Register to become a member prior to registering for the CT LSR.
If you do not wish to become a member, but want to be added to our database to receive test registration notification and information by e-mail, please enter your e-mail address below.
Registration notification and information for each test will be e-mailed to those in our database and/or also available on this site several weeks prior to the upcoming test.
If you are a member and wish to receive test registration notification, be sure to login with your Member ID and go to the Members Only Access area, click on Profile and check off the box that asks about receiving test information, then click Update.
If you are not a member and do not wish to join CCRA and receive the Member discount on the test, but wish to receive test registration notification, be sure to enter your e-mail address in the box above.
Please note that test registration information will be sent to only those in our database and said registration and will be open from the 1st of the month prior to the test until SEVEN (7) days prior to the test.
*For example, registration for the September 12th test will be open August 1st and close September 5th. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS!! Registration at the door may be permitted, but please refer to the information above regarding "Fee."
Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the CT LSR exam, please DO NOT
call the testing facility; instead, feel free to contact the Chief Examiner, Denise Mancini at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling 203-217-5023, or click the Contact Us tab above on this Webpage.
Click the button below to register for the exam now. By registering for this exam, you agree to abide by all the rules and instructions set forth by CCRA on these Web pages and received at the exam...