Certified Reporting Instructor
This seminar is offered annually at the NCRA Annual Convention and Exposition. Detailed information about the event is updated each spring. Please visit the Annual Convention page for more information on the next CRI course offering.
The Certified Reporting Instructor (CRI) program for teachers of court reporting has been developed to encourage excellence in the educational programs that prepare tomorrow's court reporters.
This course is restricted to educators, administrators, and reporters. After attending the orientation and successfully completing the required assignments, candidates must become NCRA Associate members prior to being granted the CRI designation.
CRI Certification Requirements
The individual must attend an NCRA Council on Approved Student Education-sponsored Orientation session for CRI.
Required for all CRI candidates, this newly enhanced and updated program will expand your level of knowledge for becoming a more effective realtime reporting instructor. In 13 hours of intensive, interactive instruction, you will:
- have an opportunity to learn about successful teaching methods and communication with students
- gain insight into the learning process, development of course syllabi and lesson plans
- interact through role play of various classroom scenarios
Specific needs of each candidate in attendance will also be addressed.
After participation in the Orientation and successful completion of the assignments, the candidate is granted the CRI designation, effective for three years from the date of completion of the seminar.
As in most dynamic professions, continuing education is the lifeblood of survival and competence. During the three years of certification, the CRI must maintain NCRA membership and must participate in continuing education to retain the CRI status. That is, the CRI must earn 3.0 CEUs within the three years.
For further information on the CRI program, please email NCRA's Member Services and Information Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800/272-6272.