(a) The board shall enter into reciprocal agreements with any state, agency, or other entity that licenses, certifies, or registers court reporters (NCRA or NVRA, or both) if the board finds that the state, agency, or other entity has substantially the same or more stringent requirements than the board.
(b) The reciprocity agreement shall provide that the board shall license a person who is currently licensed, certified, or registered in another state or by another agency or other entity if that state, agency, or other entity agrees to license, certify, or register any licensees licensed pursuant to this chapter.
(c) Nonresident court reporters desiring to make a verbatim record of any testimony of a proceeding, the jurisdiction of which is within the courts of Alabama or where appeal to any court of Alabama is allowable by law, shall make annual application for a nonresident license. The applicant shall make application on the same forms as required of other applicants, shall pay a fee in an amount determined by the board, and shall present proof that the applicant is a competent licensed court reporter in another state. The board shall issue a nonresident license upon the finding that the applicant is a competent licensed court reporter in another state. The license shall be valid for a period not to exceed one year from the date of issuance. A nonresident court reporter shall reapply for licensure annually. An annual fee in an amount determined by the board shall be required.
(d) The board shall establish the fees appropriate in processing reciprocal licensing.
Last modified: May 3, 2021