Florida Court Reporter Earns National Certification
VIENNA, Va., March 17, 2014 —The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters and captioners, has announced that Dale Pullen has earned the nationally recognized Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) certification, having demonstrated her ability to produce a high-quality verbatim record. RPR certification distinguishes stenographic court reporters as being among the top contributors to the profession in terms of reporting skills, transcript production, reporting and operating practices, and professionalism.
“Earning RPR credentials is quite an accomplishment given the amount of preparation and knowledge that successful candidates must possess to pass,” says Jim Cudahy, CEO and executive director of NCRA. “Those who hold RPR credentials are not only among the top stenographic court reporters in the profession, but they also embark on a path of lifetime learning with continuing education requirements.”
Pullen, from Hollywood, Fla., is a member of NCRA and works as a freelance court reporter.
To be recognized as a RPR, candidates must pass a written knowledge test on industry best practices and a skills test that combines a challenging threshold of both speed and accuracy. RPR-certified court reporters are in high demand among the nation’s premier law firms, courthouses and other scenarios in which a reliable, accurate transcript of proceedings is required.
For more information, visit www.NCRA.org. Career information about the court reporting profession—one of the leading career options that do not require a traditional four-year degree—can be found at www.CareersInCourtReporting.com.
The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is internationally recognized for promoting excellence among those who capture and convert the spoken word to text for more than 100 years. NCRA is committed to supporting its more than 18,000 members in achieving the highest level of professional expertise with educational opportunities and industry-recognized court reporting, educator and videographer certification programs. NCRA impacts legislative issues and the global marketplace through its actively involved membership. Forbes has named court reporting as one of the best career options that do not require a traditional four-year degree and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the court reporting field is expected to grow more than 5 percent in the coming years. For more information, visit www.NCRA.org.