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BeST® is a vendor for voc rehab, employment departments, and major universities in states across the country.

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As a BeST® grad, we will list you in our Professional Scopist Directory which is distributed to reporters and reporting agencies.

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BeST Scoping Techniques

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BeST Scoping Techniques® is a self-paced on-line scopist training program presented by Cathy Knox and Judy Rakocinski that will help you learn all the skills needed to become a successful scopist. We've tried to anticipate many of the questions you might have about scoping and our scopist training course, so please review the enrollment application and course outline by clicking the links below and let us know if there are other things you'd like to ask about scoping and the scopist training we provide. We welcome your questions and comments. You can contact Cathy in Ohio or Judy in Florida via email and/or the phone numbers shown on the Contact Us page.

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Course Overview and Cost
Ask about the 2022 course updates and enhancements!

The Frequently Asked Questions (below) about scoping in general and about our scopist training program in particular should help answer many of the questions you may have. Feel free to contact Cathy or Judy for additional information about scoping or our scoping course.

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What Others Are Saying About BeST®

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  • As you're searching for information about BeST®, don't be fooled by other outfits who sprinkle our course name around their own website in an attempt to lure you in.
  • As you're preparing to begin your scoping training, don't be lured by "cheap" programs with misleading claims.
  • Do your homework before you are swayed by another training program. Does the instructor have many years of actual experience as a scopist or have they simply been teaching in another field?
  • With BeST® there is no additional training material to purchase. Everything's included in one price.
  • We assist our BeST® graduates in finding work, and they usually wind up so busy that they have to turn work away!
  • BeST® hours of operation are not limited to 9 to 5 Monday through Friday. We are responsive to your questions 7 days a week.
  • BeST is the ONLY scopist training program endorsed by Ms. Lillian Morson, THE authority in punctuation for the court reporting/scoping field and author of Morson's English Guide for Court Reporters!
So if you've just enrolled, get ready to learn a lot, have some fun, and begin a scoping career that lets you work at home, be your own boss, and set your own hours!

Throughout the course, watch for the BeST® jet (for a fun field trip) or the BeST® Practice sign (for some extra work on important topics).

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