Certification

The goal of all certification programs is to raise the level of competence and professionalism of the practitioners in the industry. For the individual practitioner, certification provides a specific road map of the knowledge and skills needed in order to meet minimum standards of qualification, as well as an independent validation of competence that reporters can use to distinguish themselves in the market. There is clearly a public stake in the competent performance of reporters, and in some cases life and liberty rely on the record.

Resume Preparation

If you’re looking for a position in your new career of court reporting, you will need a good resume. Carol Matchett of Clayton Reporting writes a great article about resume preparation and tips to follow.  The article is called “Getting Your Foot in the Door.”  This article is posted on NCRA’s website in the student section.

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART)

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) is a word-for-word speech to text translation for people who need assistance with communication access. It is provided by a court reporter who has been specifically trained to provide this service. CART can benefit people who are late-deafened, oral deaf, hard of hearing, or who have cochlear implants. Deaf individuals may also use CART in a variety of situations.

What is Realtime?

Realtime technology allows court reporters to instantly convert their Stenographic notes into English text and, thus, allowing attorneys instant access to the written record during a judicial proceeding.

National Court Reporters Association

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is our national organization for court reporters.  NCRA is committed to being the leader in advancing the profession of those who capture and integrate the spoken word into a comprehensive and accurate information base for the benefit of the public and private sectors.   Learn more.

Earn a Free NCRA Student Membership

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is our national organization for court reporters.  NCRA is committed to being the leader in advancing the profession of those who capture and integrate the spoken word into a comprehensive and accurate information base for the benefit of the public and private sectors.   Learn more.

How would you like to earn a free NCRA student membership?  The NCRF Student Initiatives Program provides the opportunity for students to renew their student membership or join NCRA as a student member for free.  They are only asking that you donate your time by transcribing two oral histories for the Veterans History Project.  Learn more.