Certified CART Provider
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Prove you're on the cutting edge. Become a Certified CART ProviderSM and take advantage of the growing number of opportunities becoming available to realtime practitioners. As one of the top national programs that certifies your ability in realtime captioning, attaining the CCPSM designation commands instant respect and the immediate attention of potential employers.
Who is eligible to sit for the CCP exam?
You must be a member in good standing of NCRA.
How to register for the CCP exam
Effective with the fall 2007 exams, the NCRA written knowledge and skills tests are being offered on separate days and at separate testing centers. Please visit the Certification Test Center for more information.
Because the tests are being offered separately, candidates must register for the written knowledge and skills tests separately. For registration dates and deadlines, please visit the Certification Test Center for frequent updates.
What does the CCP exam consist of?
The CCP is a two-part exam consisting of a Written Knowledge Test (WKT) and a Skills Test (SKT). The CCP is an entry level exam that measures the knowledge, skill, and ability of the candidate to produce complete, accurate, simultaneous translation and display of live proceedings utilizing computer-aided translation.
A CCP Job Analysis which is the blueprint for this certification program is available at no charge online in Adobe Acrobat Format or by calling 1-800-272-6272.
What it takes to pass the CCP Written Knowledge Test
The WKT is a 90-minute, 100 question, multiple-choice test based on, but not limited to, the following four areas of knowledge needed to perform the duties of a CART provider. A candidate must pass with a scaled score of 70. A list of references can be found here.
- Writing Realtime
- Language Skills
- Communication Access Realtime Translation
What it takes to pass the CCP Skills Test
The CCP Skills Test consists of three steps:
- Setting up and operating your equipment
- Accurately writing realtime for five minutes at 96% accuracy from professionally recorded literary material at the speed of 180 words per minute.
- Converting your file to an ASCII text file. You are only graded on your final submitted text file.
Suggested Study References for the CCP Exam
A suggested study reference list has been put together by NCRA's CART Community of Interest (CoI) and can be found here.
How you maintain your CCP Certification
Once you pass both portions of the CCP, you'll need to maintain it by participating in NCRA's Continuing Education program. You must maintain your NCRA membership and earn a minimum of 3.0 CEUs over a three-year period.
Recognition of your achievement
After you've earned your CCP you'll receive a handsome certificate to display in your home or office. You'll also be recognized in the Journal of Court Reporting, the Court Reporter Sourcebook, and on NCRA's Web site.