To be eligible for the TypeWell Basic Skills transcribing course or the Refresher course, a candidate must complete our online application process. 

Use our interactive Cost Estimator to calculate first-year and ongoing costs when training your own transcriber.

Course

NEW! Success Track: Training & Mentoring Bundle (save 15%)

Set up a new transcriber for success with a program of mentoring and extra training in those critical months following the Basic Skills Course. Success Track includes: 1 Basic Skills Course, 2 Skill Consultations, and 1 Turbo Courselet − a $938 value!

TypeWell Basic Skills Course

Teaches the basic skills necessary to provide TypeWell meaning-for-meaning communication access. This distance learning course combines interactive training software (included in course fee) with individualized feedback from a team of experienced teachers.

TypeWell Refresher Course

Available to TypeWell transcribers who previously completed the Basic Skills Course, this distance learning course covers all of the same material in the Basic Skills Course but allows students to proceed more quickly in areas where their skills are still strong. Combines interactive training software (included in course fee) with individualized feedback from a team of experienced teachers.

Turbo I Courselet

Available to TypeWell transcribers who have provided real-time TypeWell services for at least six months. This self-paced course teaches advanced abbreviation patterns using interactive training software (included in course fee) with audio lessons and practice drills.

Math Mode Basics

Available to TypeWell transcribers who have provided real-time TypeWell services for at least 2 semesters. This self-paced LEO course teaches transcribers to use TypeWell's Math Mode, a special dictionary setting within the Transcriber software designed for capturing math/science symbols and notation. Requires the classroom transcribing software, licensed separately.

Developing a budget?

The classroom transcribing software is licensed separately, and can only be activated once the candidate has successfully completed the Basic Skills Course or Refresher Course. Use our interactive Cost Estimator to calculate first-year and ongoing costs.

Equipment Needed

The Basic Skills Course must be done on a laptop computer running Windows. The Refresher Course and Turbo Courselet software can be installed on a laptop or desktop.

Course equipment requirements

Payment

Payment is by credit card only. Payment instructions will be emailed directly to the candidate or the course sponsor during the registration process. Except where otherwise noted, all training prices shown above are valid until June 30, 2018.