22-209. Continuing education requirements for certified court reporters.
A. Hours required. Each certified court reporter shall complete five hours of continuing education credits during each calendar year. For court reporters initially certified during a calendar year, the initial compliance year shall be the first full compliance year following the date of first certification.
B. Earning continuing education credits. The following categories of activities are acceptable for the earning of continuing education credits:
(1) attending an annual National Court Reporters Association or New Mexico Court Reporters Association seminar as a registrant, instructor or panelist or attending a continuing legal education seminar that is approved for continuing legal education credits by the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board. Continuing education credits awarded are based on review and prior approval of seminar speakers by the National Court Reporters Association or, in the case of continuing legal education, are the number of continuing legal education credits approved for the program;
(2) attending a National Court Reporters Association approved seminar as a registrant, instructor or panelist. Continuing education credits based on prior approval of seminar by the National Court Reporters Association;
(3) attending a National Court Reporters Association approved videotape workshop as a registrant, instructor or panelist. Continuing education credits based on prior approval of seminar by National Court Reporters Association;
(4) proof from the National Court Reporters Association of qualifying on any one section of the certificate of merit test for the first time - five continuing education credits;
(5) proof from the National Court Reporters Association of qualifying on any one section of the National Court Reporters Association speed contests for the first time - five continuing education credits;
(6) successfully completing an adult education course in an academic subject at an accredited school; one continuing education credit for every four class hours. A transcript from the accredited school must be provided in addition to the continuing education activities reporting form. The board may, at its discretion, decline to award points for the class taken, based on content;
(7) the viewing of a videotape or listening to an audiotape of a National Court Reporters Association or New Mexico Court Reporters Association approved continuing education activity and successful completion of a questionnaire regarding content of the videotape or audiotape;
(8) proof from the National Court Reporters Association of having earned continuing education points during the applicable one (1) year period through the performance of a continuing education activity not enumerated above;
(9) speaking for an accredited continuing education course shall enable the speaker to apply these credits toward the speaker's continuing education requirements;
(10) other comparable educational activities, with the prior permission of the board or its delegate, the points for which shall be determined by the board or its delegate.
C. Excess credits. Court reporters may carry forward a maximum of five hours of continuing education credits from one year to the next.
[Adopted, effective January 1, 1997; as amended, effective February 16, 2004; as amended by Supreme Court Order 07-8300-06, effective March 9, 2007.]