Idaho Admin. Code r. - EXAMINATIONS

Current through August 30, 2021

01. Examination Process. (7-1-21)T
a. Late applicants shall not be admitted to the examination room. (7-1-21)T
b. Picture identification shall be shown by all applicants before taking an examination. (7-1-21)T
c. Examinees are forbidden to receive any unauthorized assistance during the examination. Communication between examinees or possession of unauthorized material or devices during the examination is strictly prohibited. (7-1-21)T
d. Only scheduled examinees, Board members, and authorized personnel shall be admitted to the examination room. (7-1-21)T
02. Scope of Examination. (7-1-21)T
a. The complete examining procedure for certification as a certified shorthand reporter consists of two (2) sections. The first section is the written examination covering subjects as are ordinarily given in a school of court reporting and which are common to all fields of practice. The second section is the skills portion which shall consist of the following segments and speeds. (7-1-21)T
i. Question and Answer -- Five (5) minutes at two hundred twenty-five (225) words per minute. (7-1-21)T
ii. Jury Charge -- Five (5) minutes at two hundred (200) words per minute. (7-1-21)T
iii. Literary -- Five (5) minutes at one hundred eighty (180) words per minute. (7-1-21)T
iv. Density of Exam -- The syllabic content of the dictated exam shall be one point four (1.4). (7-1-21)T
b. The examination is the same for all applicants. (7-1-21)T
c. The examining committee, which shall consist of three Board members, shall inform applicants of the approximate time allowed for typing the skills portion of the examination. (7-1-21)T
d. The written examination and the three (3) skills segments can be passed individually for the Idaho examination. (7-1-21)T
03. Grading. (7-1-21)T
a. Each applicant must attain a grade of seventy-five percent (75%) or above to pass the written examination and ninety-five percent (95%) or above in each segment to pass the skills portion. (7-1-21)T
b. Every applicant receiving a grade of less than seventy-five percent (75%) in the written examination shall be deemed to have failed such examination and shall have the application denied without prejudice. (7-1-21)T
c. Every applicant receiving a grade of less than ninety-five percent (95%) in each of the skills segments of the examination shall be deemed to have failed such examination and shall have the application denied without prejudice. (7-1-21)T
d. An applicant failing either the written section, or the skills portion, and having filed a new application for examination, shall be required to take and pass within a two-year period only the section for which a failing grade was received. (7-1-21)T
04. Inspection of Examination. (7-1-21)T
a. An applicant who fails to obtain a passing grade in the skills portion may inspect his/her examination papers at such times and locations as may be designated by the Board. Inspection of such examination papers shall be permitted within a thirty (30) day period after receipt of notice by the applicant of his/her failure to pass the examination. (7-1-21)T
b. At the time of inspection no one other than the examinee or his/her attorney and a representative of the Board shall have access to such examination papers. (7-1-21)T
05. Inspection Review. (7-1-21)T
a. Within thirty (30) days after the date notice of the results of the examination has been mailed to him/her, an applicant who was unsuccessful in the examination may petition the Board for a review of his/her examination papers. (7-1-21)T
b. The petition for review shall be made in writing stating the reason for such review and citing the item or items against which the request is directed. (7-1-21)T
c. The Board shall, upon receiving such petition for review, conduct a hearing at the next scheduled Board meeting. (7-1-21)T
06. Retention of Examinations. The Board shall retain for at least six (6) months, all examination papers and notes submitted by applicants. (7-1-21)T


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