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Volunteer to take down veterans' interviews through NCRF and earn CEUs

December 21, 2011

NCRF has a wonderful opportunity to interview disabled veterans for the Veterans History Project (VHP) on January 14, 2012, at NCRA headquarters. We need court reporters to record and transcribe them.

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust awarded a $5,000 grant to NCRF to specifically target DAV members for the Veterans History Project (VHP) by interviewing and transcribing the oral histories of disabled veterans. On January 14th, we expect at least 16 DAV members at NCRA's headquarters in Vienna, VA. Four veterans will be interviewed concurrently during four sessions throughout the day. Volunteers will earn 0.25 PDCs for each transcript.

The morning sessions will be from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, with a half-hour break, and from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon. There will be a lunch break from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm. The afternoon sessions will be from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm, with a half-hour break, and from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. You can volunteer in the morning or afternoon, or for the whole day.

Effective October 1, 2011, CEUs will continue to be awarded for formal instructional courses accredited by ACCET. However, NCRA also kept in place some of the noninstructional activities, such as transcribing interviews for NCRF's Oral Histories Program. Reporters participating in noninstructional activities will be awarded Professional Development Credits (PDCs). Specifically, NCRA requires that 3.0 units of continuing education be earned each three-year certification cycle. Reporters can earn 2.0 CEUs and 1.0 PDC in order to maintain their certification. Court reporters will earn 0.25 PDC for each transcription they complete, and can earn up to a maximum of 1.0 PDC for completing four transcriptions.

Join NCRF on January 14th! You'll feel great about doing this and receive PDCs, if you are eligible. Contact Beth Kilker, Oral Histories Program Coordinator, by January 6th, 2012, at 800/272-6272, Ext. 174, or at bkilker@ncra.org.