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Schools & Programs

Program approval and maintenance

Prospective schools

The evolution of NCRA’s approval program

NCRA began its court reporting program approval process in the 1970s. Since that time, NCRA has approved more than 100 schools nationwide, standardizing school curriculums to better prepare students for the challenges presented by the court reporting and captioning professions.

For information about the General Requirements and Minimum Standards (GRMS) for court reporting education programs, please view the PDF in the link above.

Use the initial application form  to begin the process for NCRA approval of your institution’s court reporting program. Note that a transcript from one of your graduates meeting NCRA’s GRMS must be included with the application, along with a catalog and a check for $100.

Continue your school’s certified court reporting program

Download and complete the Council on Approved Student Education (CASE) annual report form only if you have an NCRA-approved court reporting program. CASE requires the annual report to be completed each fall using the approved court reporting program’s enrollment as of Nov. 1.

As part of the NCRA-approval process, a court reporting program completes a self-study  when up for reevaluation. Approval is effective for not more than five years. Court reporting programs that have recently submitted an application and are new to the system also complete a self-study. In both instances, the process will be initiated by NCRA headquarters.

If you have any questions about these reports and forms, please email our Education staff or call us at 800-272-6272. You will find the data sheet for new faculty and the course syllabi for new courses in the list below.

Send the completed annual report to Cynthia Andrews at candrews@ncra.org.

Reports and forms

CASE-participating program annual report

CASE-approved programs annual report

Data sheet

Course syllabi

Self-study — inclusive

Please contact Cynthia Andrews, Director of Professional Development Programs, at candrews@ncra.org for this form.

Initial application form

Please contact Cynthia Andrews, Director of Professional Development Programs, at candrews@ncra.org for this form.

Participating programs application form

Please contact Cynthia Andrews, Director of Professional Development Programs, at candrews@ncra.org for this form.

Visitation report — inclusive

Please contact Cynthia Andrews, Director of Professional Development Programs, at candrews@ncra.org for this form.

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