Louisiana Board of Examiners of Certified Shorthand Reporters

Renewals FAQ

When can I go online and renew my license?

Louisiana CCR and CDR licenses are calendar year licenses. Online license renewals open November 1, 2023 at 12:00 am CST (Central Standard Time). It will remain open until 11:59 pm December 31, 2023 (CST). Please note- on December 31, 2023 12:00 am (CST) your license will be suspended by operation of law if not paid; you shall not work as a CCR or CDR until renewed.

What is the deadline to process the online renewal?

License renewals are due by 11:59 pm (CST) December 31, 2022 to avoid a lapse in eligibility to work.

How do I obtain a printed renewal invoice?

You may print a renewal invoice from the renewals page under option #2.

How long will it take to verify that my renewal payment has completed successfully?

You should receive a success message and a receipt at the end of the payment process.

If I have a name change, can I renew online?

No. You will not be eligible to renew online. You must mail all appropriate documentation along with your printed Invoice, Reporter Status Report and check (No cash or money orders will be accepted). You will need to contact the Board Office to ensure appropriate documentation.

Can I come to your office to process my renewal?

Yes. No cash or money orders will be accepted. See note below.

I do not have a credit card (or do not want to place my credit card information on the internet), how can I pay my fees?

A one-time use credit card may be purchased and used specifically for this transaction. Most check cashing retailers and supermarkets have such cards available. You may use option#2 on the renewal page. Please note-When you send a paper check as payment, you authorize us to clear your check electronically. Electronic payments may clear the same day we receive payment.

Can I pay my renewal fee over the phone?

No. You must either pay online or mail your renewal invoice to the Board Office with a check. See note above.

What is the latest I can pay my renewal fee before the reinstatement fee is charged?

All renewals received at the Board Office on or before December 31st by 11:59 p.m. (CST) will not be accessed the $50 reinstatement fee. Please note- If you have not paid your licensing fee by 11:59 pm (CST) December 31st, you are not eligible to work until your license has been renewed.

If I hold a CCR and a CDR certification, do I have to renew both separately?


Do I have to buy a new metal seal each year?

Yes. However, after purchasing the first one, you will only have to replace the insert each year.

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