Court Reporting and Captioning Certification Opportunities Offered by the NCRA
If you are a court reporter or captioner wanting to differentiate yourself from other reporters, increase your salary, and show your credibility, then a great way to do so is by taking part in the programs offered by the NCRA.
The certifications listed below will increase any court reporter’s abilities and opportunities.
1. Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) –This certification is designed for entry-level freelance and official reporters, students, those looking for a salary increase, and those in need of a license requirement.
2. Registered Merit Reporter (RMR) – The Registered Merit Reporter (RMR) is NCRA’s next-level skills certification designed for mid-career court reporters, those looking for the next level of networking, and those looking for a potential salary increase.
3. Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR) – The Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR) is NCRA’s highest degree of certification designed for elite reporters desiring to join an exclusive club of reporting excellence.
4. Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR) – This is NCRA’s realtime proficiency certification designed for those who want to demonstrate competency, those looking for a salary increase, and reporters who want to market themselves better as realtime reporters.
5. Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC) – This cert is for entry-level captioners who would like to begin working in the broadcast or CART captioning fields.
6. Certified Legal Video Specialist (CLVS) – This certification is designed for legal videographers to showcase proficiency in video practices. The CLVS program sets and enforces standards for competency in the capture, utilization, and retention of legal video and promotes awareness of these standards within the legal marketplace.
7. Certified Reporting Instructor (CRI) – The Certified Reporting Instructor (CRI) program for teachers of court reporting encourages excellence in the educational programs that prepare tomorrow’s court reporters.
Learn more at ncra.org/certification.