Benefits of Certification

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 ever, it’s critical that all stenographic reporters take the next step. It is crucial that you diversify your skills and add new services to your repertoire. It's time for you to add an NCRA certification to your list of career accomplishments.

Demonstrate your commitment, build credibility

It’s not enough to tell your clients and employer that you’ve got the skills. You must show them. Whether you’re looking for the baseline credibility provided by the RPR credential, the advanced recognition you earn through the RMR and RDR credentials, or the acknowledgement of expertise within specialty areas like broadcast captioning, CART, or legal video, NCRA has a certification program that will get you to that next step.

Build & showcase your skills

Being part of the stenographic court reporting profession means continually working to advance your skills. Success requires constantly putting yourself to the test to ensure you are on the cutting edge. Whether it’s learning a new technology, branching out to new specialty areas, or simply conquering that advanced certification, it’s time for you to achieve and then to showcase that achievement.

Open the doors of opportunity; enhance your career

Opportunity does not come knocking…you have to go find it. And it’s amazing how much easier it is to find opportunity when you have a new credential behind your name. Along with the skills and training that make you a better reporter, a new credential creates a “buzz” about you. That buzz brings recognition. And that recognition brings opportunity.

Realtime – It’s not just the gold standard, it’s the bottom line

As study after study continues to point out, realtime is no longer just a gold standard, it’s the absolute key point of differentiation between stenographic court reporters and alternatives at the disposal of your clients and employers. So many of the services that reporters have to offer rely on realtime capability to make them happen. You’ve put it off long enough. It’s time for you to write realtime. It’s time for you to train for and sit for the Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR) exam. Not next year...right now.