To become a New Mexico Certified Court Reporter, court reporters must pass the Registered Professional Reporter examination given by the National Court Reporters Association. No other state or national certifications are accepted.
If a reporter already possesses the RPR certification, the reporter may apply for a waiver of examination by emailing the Board Governing the Recording of Judicial Proceedings at email@example.com and requesting a waiver of examination packet.
The first-time application fee is $150 plus $133.59 for a background check, for a total of $283.59. If the Certified Court Reporter Certification is granted by the Board Governing the Recording of Judicial Proceedings, each year thereafter, subject to change, there is a $125 renewal fee. Renewals are due Dec. 31st of each year.
Please see Rule 22-201 under the "Rules" tab on this website.