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Best Practices Guide

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This guide covers a wide range of professional standards laid out by AAERT.

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You can use the following partial list, however, to view brief samples of the format’s primary elements, drawn from several different cases for illustrative purposes here. Below are WORD and PDF files to assist you in preparing for the exams.



Template and Formatting

As a national certification, AAERT has adopted the federal transcript format. Please note, formats for your particular contracts and/or jurisdictions may vary from federal requirements.

Here are specific examples and solutions for federal formatting required for the CET exam.

  • Digital Log Notes (Example of log notes provided to tester for CET practical exam)
  • Transcriber Tips / Usage Notes
  • CAT Software Template
    The CAT software Federal layout is for CaseCATalyst. In order to add to either of the programs, the user would Restore, Go to Manage Jobs > Ctrl-R to Restore > Select the .zip folder from the Downloads directory or where the user downloaded it from our site (Do not unzip) > Click OK
  • Federal Format Templates (WORD)
    A Word file with a 25-line line-numbering array. The line numbering remains fixed whether text needs to be single or double-spaced, or a combination of the two.
  • Federal Format Templates (WPD)
    A WordPerfect file with a 25-line line-numbering array. The line numbering remains fixed whether text needs to be single or double-spaced, or a combination of the two.
  • Federal Format WORDnote
    This information shows older WORD instructions. Please refer to your current WORD program for correct informational bar locations.

Recorded Conference Presentations

These presentations discuss some of the material on the exam, as well as common mistakes made on the CET practical exam.

CET Practical Exam Overview recorded presentation – 2022 Annual Conference


Sample Questions for our AAERT Online Exams

Sample Questions

The above audio sample question is shown here only for reference of how the question will appear on your screen when taking the exam. The Audio icons above would work in a normal situation, but as this is only a snapshot of what the exam will look like, the audio icons are not operational in this sample question.

You may hear the audio response related to this question if you have speakers/audio capabilities on your computer and a program to play the linked MP3 file.



Practice Sample Transcript

Test your skills. We have provided you with practice audio below, along with the required documents. This practice audio is a 2-channel recording. In an AAERT test situation, there will be 4-channel audio.

Case Information Record-Scalini

Log Notes-Scalini

Audio Files-Scalini

Practice Transcript KEY – Scalini

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