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Certified Realtime Captioner


Prove you're on the cutting edge. Become a Certified Realtime Captioner and take advantage of the growing number of opportunities becoming available to realtime captioners. As one of the top national programs that certifies your ability in realtime captioning, attaining the CRC designation commands instant respect and the immediate attention of potential employers.

Creating the Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC)

In recent years, there has been an increased demand in captioning training. To meet that demand, NCRA has developed the new Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC) certification and workshop. With the transition to this format, members will now be able to receive captioning training as well as resources they need to transition to captioning. This program has been designed to complement the TRAIN program and increase realtime proficiency. The ultimate goal is not only to certify more individuals but also provide the tools necessary to be successful in the field.

Who is eligible to sit for the CRC Exam?

Canidates must be current or aspiring stenographic (broadcast, CART, or judicial) reporters in order to take the CRC. Candidates do not need to be a member of NCRA to sit for the exam.

What are the steps to earning the CRC?

  1. Attend the CRC Workshop, available as an on-demand e-seminar.
  2. Take the CRC online skills test (literary matter at 180 wpm).
  3. Take the written knowledge test (50 questions).

Note: The workshop, skills test, and written knowledge test can be taken in any order. Please visit the CRC Testing Information page to register.

How you maintain your CRC Certification

You will need to maintain your CRC by participating in NCRA's Continuing Education program. You must maintain your NCRA membership and earn a minimum of 3.0 CEUs over a three-year period.

Recognition of your achievement

After you have earned your CRC you will receive a handsome certificate to display in your home or office. You will also be recognized in the Journal of Court Reporting, the Court Reporter Sourcebook, and on NCRA's website.

You will also receive .25 PDCs for passing the CRC WKT.

CRC Job Analysis and references

The CRC Job Analysis explains the relevant job experience, practice domains and tasks, and underlying knowledge and skills.