What are the NCRA (National Court Reporters Association) credentials and acronyms attained by captioners?
- All certifications require members to maintain membership and continuing education credits to remain certified.
|CRC||Certified Realtime Captioner (** This certification encompasses the former CCP (Certified CART Provider) and the CBC (Certified Broadcast Captioner) certifications
Captioners must attend a training workshop, pass written knowledge (WK) test & pass an unedited realtime steno test @ 180 words per minute @ 96% accuracy
|CRR||Certified Realtime Reporter. Pass a WK legal test & unedited Realtime test @ 200 wpm @ 96% accuracy|
|RDR||Registered Diplomat Reporter, RMR prerequisite. Pass a very advanced WK test. The highest credential in the industry.|
|RMR||Registered Merit Reporter, RPR prerequisite. Pass an advanced WK test & 3 skills tests up to @ 260 wpm @ 96% accuracy|
|RPR||Registered Professional Reporter. Pass a (WK) legal test, 3 skills tests up to @ 225 wpm @ 96% accuracy|
|CSR(A)||Certified Shorthand Reporter (Alberta) with the Alberta Shorthand Reporters Association.|
|CRI||Certified Reporting Instructor. For teachers of court reporting, developed to encourage excellence in the educational programs that prepare tomorrow's court reporters.|
|CPE||Certified Program Evaluator. Training to evaluate and certify undergraduate court reporting programs.|