My name is Marci Flory and I am a court reporter for the Shawnee County Court House. I graduated from the Court Reporting Institute of Kansas City (CRIKC) within three and-a-half years
of going to school part-time. Soon after, I took the state exam and had no problems passing it. I am now 25 years old and have been working for the court house going on my third year.
CRIKC is a great program that will bring you to your ultimate goal of becoming a court reporter, whether you want to work for the courts, free lance, or various different options, if you simply go to class and follow the program, CRIKC will get you to your destination.
The reason this program is so successful and different from the other schools I have seen is because CRIKC focuses on each student as an individual and not as a whole. The CRIKC program enables each student to be able to work at their own pace, at their own speed, aside from where everyone else is in the class. That is essential. It is amazing to me that someone practicing at 80 wpm and someone practicing at 240 wpm can sit in the same class room right next to each other. That is the beauty of this school. This program also focuses strictly on speed, which is what you need to pass the state exam, so you are not wasting your time with a lot of different studies.
Although this is a great program, nothing good comes without hard work, sacrifice, and struggle. No one but yourself can get you through school. You, and you alone have to make that commitment, but there is no better feeling in the world than opening up a letter from the Supreme Court and seeing the word “PASS” written on the test results inside. The only other feeling that compares is knowing that you will be able to take care of yourself for the rest of your life.
I really enjoyed my time at CRIKC and would tell anyone that is is the best school out there.