Setting the national standard
One of NCRA's primary objectives is to set national certification standards and assist states seeking to establish certification or licensing requirements. To that end, NCRA has administered its nationally recognized certification program for court reporters since 1935. In addition, 22 states currently accept or use the RPR in the place of the state certification or licensing exam.
NCRA takes seriously the need to develop and administer objective and valid exams. The judicial system, and society as a whole, depends heavily on the services that only a qualified court reporter can provide. Therefore, working with Professional Examination Services and Pearson VUE, two premier national testing authorities, we have established a test development and administration process that ensures that those who pass an NCRA certification are truly qualified to provide court reporting services based on that established standard.
NCRA also takes seriously the needs of states that use or recognize the RPR certification as their standard of practice. We work vigorously to maintain the integrity of the NCRA testing process while at the same time striving to provide the best customer service possible.
Based on its experience and knowledge; adherence to nationally recognized certification best practices for test development, administration, and security; and a clear emphasis on high-quality customer service, NCRA is uniquely positioned to offer the best certification exams in the field.
NCRA certification history