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Board Makes Changes to the RMR and RDR Programs


At its February 24-25, 2012 meeting, the NCRA Board of Directors adopted recommendations from the Council of the Academy of Professional Reporters (CAPR) concerning the Registered Merit Reporter (RMR) and Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR) certification programs. The following motions were approved:

  1. Effective January 1, 2013, the RMR credential becomes strictly a skills-based credential
  2. Those RMR candidates who have already passed all three portions of the RMR skills (literary, jury charge, testimony), but not the written knowledge portion, became RMRs on January 1, 2013
  3. Effective January 1, 2013, the RMR eligibility requirement becomes the RPR only
  4. Effective January 1, 2013, the RDR eligibility requirements become the RMR plus five years of current and continuous years of NCRA membership commencing with Participating or Registered status.