Closed Captioning Careers 
A Realtime Writing Profession

Broadcast Closed Captioning, commonly referred to as Captioning or Closed Captioning,  is one of 3 professions performed by realtime writers, or court reporters.

Captioning is a profession in demand, with 6 figure salary potential, and unlimited job security.  Starting salaries for closed captioners are about $60,000 to $70,000 per year.  The National Court Reporters Association projects over 5000 new captioning and realtime jobs over the next 5 years!

Our Website has been developed to supply the prospective captioner, whether a new student or the court reporter transitioning to captioning, with comprehensive information about Captioning Jobs, Captioning Salaries, training for this in-demand profession, and other pertinent information about this hidden career.

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Prospective students often ask "How do you write closed captioning on a steno machine?"

This video developed by the Leader in Court Reporting, Captioning, and CART Providing Education graphically illustrates how to write on the steno machine.  

The studio produced animated graphic video tutorials, like the one in this video developed by Court Reporting and Captioning at Home, are a milestone in realtime education, and have made learning closed captioning easier and faster!
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Captioning at Home Graduate Captions Superbowl 50

I was honored when I was asked to caption Superbowl 50 at Levis Stadium!
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Almost all Closed Captioning Jobs are done at home.  Captioners can live in any city, from the largest to the smallest, and caption programs from anywhere in the world.

Broadcast Closed Captioners
are in demand, and many have incomes exceeding $100,000 per year!





Independent surveys indicate starting salaries for full time broadcast closed captioning careers range from $70,000 to $80,000 per year.

Broadcast closed captioners with just a few years experience can expect to earn $100,000 or more. The National Court Reporters Association reports incomes for captioners ranging from $50.00 to $75.00 per hour.

There is a shortage of qualified closed captioners in the U.S., and these specially trained realtime machine writers are highly sought after by national captioning companies.  The incomes for broadcast closed captioners are comparable to realtime court reporting salaries, which can exceed $100,000 per year.

In addition to full time positions there are many part time and temporary positions availabe for captioners, which are paid hourly. 

National captioning companies normally offer all the benefits that are availabe from any large corporation such as retirement, health insurance, vacation time, sick leave, etc.

"Want to stay relevant?  Want to stay young?  Never Stop Learning! This evening I captioned the President’s State of the Union Address for a New York television station.  This is very exciting for me!  I couldn’t have done it without the CRAH course."

Evelyn Z.  Court Reporting and Captioning at Home Graduate


The National Court Reporters Association in conjunction with Ducker Worldwide projects there will be over 5000 new job openings over the next 5 years in all the realtime careers, including Broadcast Closed Captioning and CART Providing!  Anyone in these careers today or anyone entering these careers will have lifetime job security!

Most live programs are required to be closed captioned by the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Most of us think of national news and sports when we think of realtime captioning, but local news programs must be captioned as well.  Most small cities and towns have their own news channels, as well as many other local programs.  A captioner does not  have to live in the city or town where the program is broadcast because of the special software that allows them to work from home, and caption programs broadcast from anywhere in the country.

Also, city government, county government, town hall meetings, school board meetings, etc. are live programming, and by law must be captioned. 

Live entertainment, such as talk shows, must be captioned, as well as political conventions, congressional hearings, and religious services.

In summary, there are literally thousands of live television broadcasts, and stenographic machine realltime writers are the preferred method of captioning these programs. 

Webcasting now falls under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Webcasting is anything written directly to a website. It is a whole new branch of captioning and it is growing daily.  From concerts to You Tube, captioning is in demand.

When we have national emergencies such as hurricanes, tornadoes, or any emergency requiring a swift response, thanks to broadcast closed captioners using their realtime captioning training, like that learned with the Court Reporting and Captioning at Home program, the 28 million hearing impaired people in the United States now have equal access to this critical information.
The demand is tremendous for stenographic machine captioners, and will continue to increase with the addition of more programming and cable networks. 

In summary, captioning will continue to have a large growth rate for the foreseeable future, and there are not anywhere close to enough new captioners trained to enter this exciting profession.

For more detailed information about this exciting career, 



Closed Captioning is similar to court reporting training.  A quality realtime training program, with a state of the art realtime theory is essential. 

Though most court reporting schools offer closed captioning, ONLY one program, the Court Reporting and Captioning at Home distance education program, has a theory with both a realtime court reporting and a captioning foundation.  The Court Reporting and Captioning at Home program simultaneously teaches the student all the realtime writing careers, consisting of Closed Captioning, Realtime Court Reporting, and CART Providing.

Theory is the foundation of captioning training, and most theories are not sufficient to enter the captioning field without additional realtime training.  For detailed information about the trendsetting, NCRA approved Realtime Reporting and Captioning Theory, taught exclusively by Court Reporting and Captioning at Home,

If you are a court reporter wishing to transition to broadcast closed captioning, Court Reporting and Captioning at Home has the most efficient method to do this with its three realtime programs for current court reporters.  Become realtime proficient, or transition to captioning or CART Providing with the NCRA approved realtime writing programs.  In addition when you complete any of the CRAH realtime writing programs, you earn continuing education credits (CEU's).

Detailed information about these programs developed for court reporters may be obtained by

There is not a breakdown on the total number of captioning schools in the U.S., but there are about 37 court reporting schools listed by the NCRA.  Most of these schools teach some captioning, but many require you to have additional captioning training after graduation, before you can actually enter the captioning
profession.  Court Reporting and Captioning at Home is a comprehensive realtime training program, including captioning, CART Providing and realtime court reporting.


What is the difference between online  captioning and offline captioning?

Online captioning
is live programming.  Though there is less live programming, this type of captioning is more lucrative than offline captioning, which is pre-recorded programs.

With offline captioning the captioner writes the program on her steno machine and merges it into offline captioning software that places the words exactly where they should be according to the time stamp from the steno notes. Many captioning companies employ captioners for both online and offline captioning.  The salary is less for offline captioning, ranging from $25.00 per hour to $85.00 per hour.
For detailed information about the difference between offline captioning and online captioning
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The cost of captioning school is dependent on the type of school you enter. The most common schools are proprietary, or for profit schools.

Surveys indicate that most of these schools court reporting programs range from about $11,500 to $14,000 per year, with total tuition costs exceeding $35,000 to $60,000!   

Check with the school to be sure comprehensive captioning training is included in the tuition. If not there can be a substantial additional cost to complete this portion of your training.

Community colleges are substantially less than proprietary schools, but you need to be sure the program is geared for both realtime court reporting and broadcast closed captioning.

The Court Reporting and Captioning at Home distance education program is a fraction of the cost of traditional captioning training,  and all support is from credentialed professionals, with extensive experience in realtime writing and realtime writing education.

This image is seen by millions of television viewers a day, but most of them are not aware that a realtime court reporter, with closed captioning training, is captioning the live program as it is broadcast.


Most court reporting schools base their programs on 24 months.  Check with the school to verify if this includes comprehensive captioning training.

Though court reporting schools are based on 24 months, statistics indicate completion averages are closer to 36 to 48 months, and most do not include captioning training in the basic program.

 The Court Reporting and Captioning at Home distance learning program is the only captioning training program developed specifically for distance education, and it also includes, taught simultaneously, a complete captioning course.  Because of the revolutionary training methods used in the CRAH program, completion times may be as little as 18 to 20 months.



Broadcast Closed Captioning is a career in great demand.  The following is a partial list of Captioning Companies that provide jobs for online captioners.  There are at least this many more captioning companies and many independent captioners not listed here.  The National Court Reporters Association maintains a list of independent captioners.

Additionally, there are at least twice this many more offline captioning companies, and there are subtitling companies
that generate subtitles both with a computer or a steno machine.  These companies are not listed here.

Americaption, Inc.

5714 Monte Rosso

Sarasota Florida 34243

(941) 359-8100




Archive Reporting and Captioning Services

2336 North Second Street

Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17110




Australian Caption Centre

187 Thomas Street

Haymarket, New South Wales AUSTRALIA 2000

(02) 9212 5277

(02) 9281 2198

Live and Offline


Broadcast Captioning & Consulting Services

37 Glenbrae Avenue

Toronto, Ontario CANADA M4G 3R4

(416) 696-1534


Live and Offline


Calabro Reporting Services

549 North Sixth Avenue

Tucson Arizona 85705

(520) 798-1808


Live and Offline


Caption Advantage

4440 Ashfield Terrace

Suite 101

Syracuse New York 13215

(315) 492-4606

Live and Offline


Caption Colorado, LLC

7935 E. Prentice Ave., Suite 201

Englewood Colorado 80111



Internet, Live, Offline

 Caption IT, LLC

De Pere Wisconsin

Internet and Live


Caption Perfect  DCMP-Approved

P.O. Box 12454

Research Triangle Park North Carolina 27709-2454

(919) 942-0693


 Live and Offline


Caption Reporters, Inc.

5801 Allentown Road

Camp Springs Maryland 20746




Caption Solutions

1118 E. 1600 Road

Lawrence Kansas 66046

Live and Offline

Caption Technologies, Inc.  DCMP-Approved

348 Ascot Ridge Lane

Greer South Carolina 29650



Internet, Live, Offline


Buenos Aires ARGENTINA

 Live, Offline

Broadcast Video Systems corp.
25 Forest Ridge Rd.
Ontario, Canada

Caption It
PO Box 338
Hall ACT 2618

Captioning and Subtitling International

28 Concord Road

London U.K. W3 OTH

Internet, Live and Offline

CaptionMax (CA)  DCMP-Approved

5355 Cartwright Ave., Suite 310

North Hollywood California 91601

818-752-3377  or 818-761-4826

Chicago Captioning  DCMP-Approved

205 Regency Drive, Suite 512

Bloomingdale Illinois 60108


Live and Offline

Closed Caption Latina

215 Cambridge Drive

Longwood Florida 32799



Closed Caption Productions

645 E. Missouri, Suite 272

Phoenix Arizona 85012-1370

(602) 266-8128 or 602/581-8558

Live and Offline


Closed Captioning Services, Inc.

2215 Oak Industrial Dr., N.E.

Suite 18

Grand Rapids Michigan 49505-6037

(616) 456-6794 or 616-458-6855

Live and Offline


Communication Works of the Deaf 


24780 Hathaway

Farmington Hills Michigan 48335

Internet, Live and Offline


Communique Interactive Solutions, Inc.

8214 Lighthouse Lane

King George Virginia 22485

540-775-7742 or 540-775-0709

CompuScripts, Inc.  DCMP-Approved

2221 Bull Street

Columbia South Carolina 29201

803-988-8438 or 803-988-0094

Live and Offline


Computer Prompting & Captioning 


1010 Rockville Pike, Suite #306

Rockville Maryland 20852

(301) 738-8487 or 301-738-8488

Live and Offline


Computer-Aided Interpretation

(225) 644-2629

Live and Offline


Davideo Productions

3060 Sutherland Springs

Seguin Texas 78155

 Internet, Live and Offline

DubScape, Inc.

3614 Overland Ave

Los Angeles California 90034

(310) 202-2974 or (310) 202-6088

Duplication Station

2208 West Magnolia Blvd.

Burbank California 91506




U.S. Captioning Company, Inc.

Phone: (920) 338-9201

Fax: (920) 338-9202


Florida Captioning Services (Live)

43505 Indian Mound Trail

Deland Florida 32720


 Hear Ink Video Captioning 

315 Lemay Ferry Road, Suite 115

St. Louis Missouri 63125

1-888-314-2811 or (314) 638-4513

Live and Offline


Latin Media USA

9341 Dickens Av

Surfside Florida 33154

305 867 4479

 Live and Offline

LNS Captioning  DCMP-Approved

9498 SW Barbur Blvd, Suite 310

Portland Oregon 97219

800-366-6201 or (503) 299-6839

Internet, Live and Offline


Maverick Captioning Service

9195 Lewis Ave

Cincinnati Ohio 45242



Live and Offline


Media Captioning Services  DCMP-Approved

2111 Palomar Airport Rd.

Carlsbad California 92011



Merrill Corporation

One Merrill Circle

St. Paul Minnesota 55108

Live and Offline


269 S. Beverly Drive

Beverly Hills California 90212

Mundomedia Studios

1357 Red Mountain Ct.

Longmont Colorado 80501

(720) 260-94 62 or (303) 776-0050



National Capitol Captioning

820 S Lincoln St

Arlington Virginia 22204

Internet, Live and Offline

National Capitol Contracting 


200 N Glebe Road

Arlington Virginia 22203

703-243-9696 or 703-243-2844

 Live and Offline

National Captioning Institute (TX) 


7610 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 200

Dallas Texas 75247

(214) 647 - 4360 or (214) 647 - 4386

 Live and Offline


Network Captioning Services Inc.

Grand Rapids Michigan


Live and Offline

NJ Captions

418 Rowan Avenue

Hamilton Twp New Jersey 08610

Internet, Live and Offline

Official Realtime Captioning Associates

1106 Second St, #282

Encinitas California 92024

(760)94-8304 or (760)944-8576

Chicago Captioning Corp
8970 Disbrow Street
Huntley, Illinois 60142