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by Beth O. Zink
Ulcerative colitis is a disease that falls under the general category of diseases known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). This general category also includes Crohn’s disease as well as diverticulitis. Ulcerative colitis causes inflammation and ulcers, or sores, in the top layers of the lining of the large intestine. Ulcerative colitis differs from Crohn’s dise…
Certification and Testing, Committee
By Deanna Baker
Do I need to still get my RPR to become a captioner?
Well, this all depends on where you'll be working. If you are applying for a full-time job with some companies, this may be mandatory. Otherwise as a freelance captioner it may not be mandatory, but highly, highly suggested not just for your own skill level, but to show the captioning companies you may be working for what your m…
Captioning, Certification and Testing
In March 2014, NCRA instituted changes to its Credential Reinstatement Policy. This policy change affects all NCRA certifications. It is now a three-tier policy that affects reinstating individuals depending on how long ago the certification lapsed.
Certification and Testing
You can earn 0.25 PDC by passing the exam following this article, which has been approved for publication by NCRA's Council of the Academy of Professional Reporters.
The questions are based on the material in the article but some may require additional research. Please take these tests online by following the directions on the main JCR Article test page.
Ethics and Business Practices, Certification and Testing, Advocacy, Committee, Professionals
What Will NCRA Certification Do for You?
In an increasingly competitive marketplace, it’s harder than ever to impress your clients and employers. In this environment, there are only so many ways for you to differentiate yourself from other available options – whether that’s fellow reporters seeking the same opportunities or alternative technologies that might be under consideration.
Now more than …
Skills Test registration and information
Online Skills Tests
You have to pass three five-minute Skills Tests (SKT), which evaluate your skills level in three areas:
Literary at 180 wpm
Jury Charge at 200 wpm
Testimony/Q&A at 225 wpm
After dictation, you will have 75 minutes to transcribe your notes and submit your final transcript. You must have 95 percent accuracy on each leg to pass.
You do not hav…