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Committees & Task Forces

NCRA Committees & Task Forces

To help the Association function more effectively and address the needs of the membership, NCRA maintains a number of committees and task forces. To find out who serves on the various committees click on the committee name. For questions on a particular committee, please send an email to

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2017-2018 NCRA Committees, Councils, and Task Forces 

A-Z Task Force serves as a primary resource to implement the A to Z program, which is designed to familiarize potential reporting students with fundamental stenographic techniques. The TF will support staff efforts to introduce the program to state affiliates. The Task Force will support local volunteer facilitators with the program. The Task Force will review program metrics and make recommendations to enhance the program.

Broadcast and CART Captioning Committee identifies, develops, and updates programs, products, and services for the broadcast and CART captioning communities.

Certified Legal Video Specialist Council serves as faculty at the biannual CLVS seminar and conducts the CLVS Production exam; reviews and updates CLVS Standards; creates resources for the CLVS community; and reviews  the CLVS Written Knowledge Test.

CLVS WKT Item Writing Committee works with a ProExam consultant to write and edit questions (also known as items) for the CLVS written knowledge test.  This Committee also reviews the CLVS job analysis and item bank.

Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC) Certification Committee develops and teaches the CRC Workshop and Written Knowledge Test for the CRC exam; works with Test Advisory Committee as needed on any realtime or captioning items.; evaluates the changes within the profession and in consumer needs and preferences, and recommends general directions and long-term strategies to the Council of the Academy of Professional Reporters.

Committee on Professional Ethics  interprets and enforces the Code of Professional Ethics and the CLVS Code of Ethics in accordance with the provisions of the NCRA Constitution & Bylaws; addresses all COPE complaints and creates content for the JCR; and reviews language in COPE and Complaint Procedures.

Constitution & Bylaws Committee reviews the Constitution & Bylaws and makes recommendations for amendments to the Board of Directors and the membership. This committee also contributes to educational/PR content relating to NCRA’s Constitution & Bylaws.

Contests Committee prepares, conducts, and grades the national speed contest and the national realtime contest during the annual NCRA Convention & Expo. 

Council of the Academy of Professional Reporters  develops and administers continuing education programs, credential examinations, and any additional programs assigned by the Board of Directors; works with NCRA staff and others as necessary to develop resources that allow court reporters to prepare for NCRA exams; oversees the appeal process for lost certifications; and documents CAPR’s policies and procedures for reinstatements, testing appeals, and all other necessary activities. The Constitution & Bylaws state that the Council shall consist of at least five Fellows, as well as voting representation from at least one consumer or public member.

Council on Approved Student Education certifies and develops court reporter student training and education programs; maintains and updates the General Requirements and Minimum Standards, and assists in the creation of educational content for events and webinars when needed. The Constitution & Bylaws state that the Council shall consist of at least five members, including at least two Registered Professional Reporters and at least three reporting educators from NCRA approved programs representing both public and private institutions.

Distinguished Service Award Committee recommends to the Board of Directors a recipient for the Distinguished Service Award.  The Constitution & Bylaws state that this committee shall consist of five members, who may be past recipients of the Distinguished Service Award.

Education Content Committee identifies, develops and organizes live and distance learning educational opportunities for NCRA members.

Education Content Committee for Firm Owners identifies, develops, and organizes educational opportunities for the Firm Owners Executive Conference.

National Committee of State Associations Governing Committee provides a forum for delegates appointed by affiliated reporter associations to exchange experiences, information, and various points of view about matters of current relevance to NCRA, affiliates, and the profession. 

New Professionals Advisory Committee promotes NCRA membership and involvement to all new professionals.

Nominating Committee interviews and identifies nominees for officers and directorships to be filled at the annual business meeting. The Constitution & Bylaws state that the committee shall consist of four Registered Members and the Immediate Past President.

PAC Governing Board raises money through contributions in order to disburse those funds to supportive, key elected officials. NCRA's PAC prides itself on judiciously and effectively contributing to political campaigns. 

Proofreading Advisory Council provides assistance on questions of proofreading consistency on NCRA materials.

Realtime and Technology Resource Committee is responsible for providing consistent research and information on both technology and realtime resources as it relates to industry trends, cutting-edge technology, and tools available to enhance and support member education and knowledge. The Vendors Advisory Committee falls under this committee.  

Skills Test Writing Committee writes content for the RPR, RMR, CRR and CRC exams.

Student/Teacher Committee develops the student seminar program for the Annual Convention, as well as content to be delivered online via the NCRA Institute. This committee also creates content and provides management support for the NCRA’s student website. Members work with other committees to keep students involved as they graduate and enter the profession.

Test Advisory Committee  writes and selects the RPR, RMR, CRC and CRR skills tests. TAC also sets the standards for the RPR and RDR Written Knowledge Tests.

Written Knowledge Test Committee writes and edits test questions for the RPR and RDR written knowledge tests.  The committee works with a professional exam service consultant and a psychometrician to develop written knowledge test items.

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