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Testing Information - Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR)


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What is the CRR?

The Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR) is NCRA’s realtime proficiency certification designed for those  who want to demonstrate realtime competency, those looking for an additional salary increase, reporters who wish to market themselves better as realtime reporters. 

CRR Certification Process

To earn your CRR, you must:

  1. Hold the RPR and be a current member.
  2. Must pass a realtime testimony skills test (200 wpm) with 96 percent accuracy.

Individuals who passed the CRR prior to November 2011 are eligible for an exception granted by CAPR and do not need to take the CRC skills test. This applies until December 31, 2017.*

Online Skills Test Registration - Quarter 4

All candidates are required to read Online Skills Test information prior to registering and taking their test.

Register selecting "attempt 1" if you have not yet taken an test this quarter; "attempt 2" if you have already taken "attempt 1" for this quarter; and "attempt 3" if you have already taken "attempt 1" and "attempt 2" for this quarter.

Once you register for an exam you will receive a confirmation email from Realtime Coach within three business days. Your confirmation email will contain scheduling information for your exam. All exams must be scheduled and taken within 30 days of your confirmation email. Please remember to wait until you receive this confirmation to schedule your exam. You must schedule all exams 72 hours in advance. If you do not receive an email confirmation within three days of your registration please contact

Thank you and good luck on your exam!

Certified Realtime Reporter - CRR

CRR Skills Exam Attempt 1 Attempt 2 Attempt 3


*Candidates who passed the CRR test prior to 2011: CRC Skills Exemption through December 31, 2017

Prior to November 2011, the CRR skills test consisted of five minutes of literary matter at 180 wpm. The current CRC skills test is also five minutes of literary matter at 180 wpm. The CRR test changed to two-voice testimony at 200 wpm in November 2011.

  1. If you currently hold the CRR and earned it prior to November 2011, you may utilize it as an exemption to the CRC Skills test, if all other requirements for the CRC are earned by December 31, 2017.
  2. Qualifying CRRs who have not fully earned the CRC by December 31, 2017 are not eligible for this exemption.
  3. There is no exemption for individuals who passed the CRR on or after November 2011.

All candidates must complete the three eligibility requirements to earn the CRC:

  1. CRC Workshop
  2. CRC Written Knowledge Test
  3. CRC Skills – CRR earned prior to 2011 exemption applies through December 31, 2017.

Questions about the exemption can be directed to