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Limited Access  - Court Reporters

Court reporters trained and certified in CM/ECF
can file transcripts using their Limited Access
CM/ECF login and password.

Getting a CM/ECF login and password

If you are a court reporter new to CM/ECF wishing to file transcripts via CM/ECF, you must take our training and register to E-file at to obtain a Limited Access login and password in the Southern District of California.

Each bankruptcy court has different filing requirements, and our CM/ECF training focuses on our court-specific filing requirements.

Your CM/ECF training consists of these components:

  • Self-paced tutorial lessons and videos containing specifics for CM/ECF filing in our court

  • Our CM/ECF test, which involves answering quiz questions based on the lessons and videos and filing documents in our CM/ECF training database

All filers must successfully complete our CM/ECF test
and register with for a CM/ECF E-filing login and password for our court.

Follow these five steps to obtain a limited-access login and password:

Complete the registration form.

Click here to get the registration form


View the training videos.


You may wish to print the CM/ECF test (see Step 4) to help you answer the quiz questions as you work through the training videos.

Training Videos
Get Acquainted with CM/ECF (10 mins)
Working with PDFs (6 mins)
Using the CM/ECF Online Manual (13 mins)



Review the procedure for filing transcripts.

Click here to view the procedure


Complete the CM/ECF test.

Click here to get the CM/ECF test


Attach your completed CM/ECF test to an E-mail and send it to:

After we receive your test, we will review it.


Register for a PACER E-filing account.

At the PACER Web site

click on the Register tab and follow the instructions.

Upon your successful completion of our training certification requirements and your registration at, the court will activate your PACER E-filing account.


Need Help?


Questions regarding PACER accounts should be directed to the PACER Service Center:

Training Help

Questions regarding CM/ECF training should be directed to the court's Training Department:

  • (619) 557-7535

Our CM/ECF Resources page contains other tutorial lessons, training videos, and links to other resources.