Join the BCSRA

The easiest way to support the profession within your province is to be a member.

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We're stronger together.

The BCSRA was created by shorthand reporters for shorthand reporters. It's a non-profit run by volunteers -- stenographers just like you.

Full Participating Member Benefits

Join the BCSRA as a full participating member to enjoy the following benefits.

The benefits list is always growing, so check back regularly.

Professional Advocacy

The biggest benefit to you as a BCSRA member is that the association is here to advocate for the rights and recognition of B.C. court reporters and captioners.

Membership number, certificate, & digital badge

Your BCSRA membership number, certificate, and digital badge will put lawyers' minds at ease knowing you're a BCSRA-approved Official Reporter.

Member directory

Be easily findable by lawyers on the BCSRA membership directory.

Private online discussion forum

Join the BCSRA-run Discord page, which includes text channels for a variety of topics, voice channels to chat with your fellow reporters, and a BC-wide networking job board.

Conferences, seminars, continued learning opportunities

The BCSRA offers continuing education opportunities at a discounted rate for its members. Connect with others in the profession by joining us at our yearly fall conference.

Realtime testing opportunities

The BCSRA offers certification opportunities to ensure the highest standards in court reporting and realtime communication. Earn your Realtime Certified Reporter (RCR) designation by attempting one — or both — of the biannual realtime tests.

Networking & work opportunities

Full participating members have access to a BC-wide job board and can post availability or reply to firms or other reporters looking for coverage. We organize events and platforms for court reporters to connect, share knowledge, and foster a supportive professional community.


BCSRA court reporter's stenograph machine in front of windows overlooking the Downtown Vancouver courthouse

New to British Columbia? Reach out to us and request your welcome letter, which will outline what you need to work as a stenographer in BC.

Membership Rates

Membership fees are due on or before the 31st day of December each year.


$15 / year
  • available to shorthand students


$35 / year
  • available to shorthand teachers, FPMs of other Canadian associations, shorthand managers, scopers, or proofers


$170 / year
  • available to practising official reporters residing within Canada

Not sure which membership you're eligible for? Check the bylaws for more info.

Ready to Elevate Your Career with BCSRA?

Become a member now and gain access to a network of professionals, educational resources, and industry support.

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