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Online Skills Test Information

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Information for Online Skills Exam Candidates (Reporting exams only)
  1. Read/review the following required testing information:
    1. Taking an Online Skills Test with Realtime Coach and ProctorU* (Technical requirements)  
    2. Online Skills Testing Requirements, Policies and FAQs* (All other requirements)
    3. Online Skills Testing Videos
  2. Register for an online skills exam by clicking on your target certification below.

    You will receive an email confirmation with scheduling information from Realtime Coach within three business days. If you do not receive an email confirmation within three business days contact

  3. Schedule and complete a free proctored practice exam.*
  4. Schedule and complete your exam.*

    *All exams must be scheduled and taken within thirty days of receipt of your confirmation email for the exam. You must schedule all exams 72 hours in advance.

Proctored Practice Exam

Please do not take your first online skills exam until you have taken your free proctored practice so you can ensure your computer and equipment meet the technology requirements in the true testing environment.

When you take your proctored practice, choose the exam labeled "Practice" (otherwise, you will be taking the actual exam). The practice areas include:

  1. Attaching your notes file
  2. Attaching your transcript
  3. Copying and pasting your transcript into the Transcript area

 Registration periods for:  RPR - RMR - CRR - CRC

  • January to March (Registration opens January 4th, 2018)
  • April to June (Registration opens April 4, 2018)
  • July to September (Registration opens July 6, 2018)
  • October to December (Registration opens October 3, 2018)

Register now!


ALL skills testing will now be conducted online.  Learn more


  Student Member Reporter member Non-member
RPR (each test leg) $72.50 $90 $115
RMR (each test leg) Not eligible $90 Not eligible
CRR Not eligible $195 Not eligible
CRC $165 $195 $215


 Additional Information

Testing in Realtime Coach

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CLVS Production Exam Information

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations should be sent to using the Online Skills Test Cancellation Form no later than 30 days after a testing date to consider a refund. NCRA will retain a $35 processing fee for all cancellations. If you do not contact NCRA within 30 days, your testing fee will be forfeited. If you have already scheduled appointments with ProctorU, contact ProctorU directly (855-772-8678 or to cancel your appointment(s).


Online Testing Policy

All online testing candidates are required to sign the following disclaimer prior to taking their test(s):

I acknowledge I am aware of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) policy concerning testing honesty and integrity. Failure to follow any NCRA Testing procedures may result in my automatic failure and being barred from taking NCRA-administered tests for a minimum of three testing cycles or permanently depending on the nature of the violation. NCRA members may also be suspended or expelled from the association. I understand that the test is the exclusive property of the National Court Reporters Association. Copyright law protects the NCRA Tests. No part of these tests may be copied or reproduced in part or whole by any means whatsoever, including memorization, unless previously authorized by NCRA.

I further attest that the skills exam I am submitting is solely my own and was developed during the exam. I have used no notes, materials, or other aids other than those provided by NCRA. I further attest that, to the best of my knowledge, I have not retained a copy (either audio, text or stenographically) of the skills exam. Further, if I discover at any time that I have accidentally retained said copy, I will immediately delete it (any and all formats), and notify NCRA promptly of the discovery. I further attest that I will not share any copies of this skills test with others, nor will I share its content (terminology or topic), either privately or on a public forum. The theft or attempted theft of an NCRA Test is punishable as a crime.