Trial Presentation Professional

 

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More and more lawyers and other legal professionals are using electronic trial presentation software to present evidence in court. If done well, electronic documents can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of a case. As courtrooms adopt new technologies, IT professionals, courtroom personnel, and trial presenters can find a wide range of equipment available in each new situation. To stay at the top of your game, you need to recognize it all and know what to present and how to present it.

 

What do participants receive? How to promote your certificate:

By successfully completing the education component and passing the test afterwards, participants receive a wealth of practical knowledge immediately applicable in the real world. Additionally, participants are awarded a frameable certificate and are authorized to use terminology on marketing materials such as:

  • NCRA Trial Presentation Professional Certificate Holder
  • NCRA Trial Presentation Professional
  • Trial Presentation Professional

Please note that in certificate programs, the use of an acronym such as TPP after a name IS NOT allowed.

 

Who should attend the program?

  • Legal videographers
  • Reporters
  • IT professionals (freelance firm, law firm, courthouse)
  • Attorneys
  • Paralegals
  • Others interested in starting a business

 

 

The exam

The Trial Presentation Professional Program was developed and is implemented by experts within the field. The curriculum includes six modules containing more than two hours of video followed by a written assessment of the candidate's ability to perform the duties of a trial presentation professional.

The written assessment covers topics such as courtroom player, pretrial preparation, trial workflow, trial equipment, trial pre-production, and trial presentation. The format of the exam is 40 multiple choice and true or false items.

The Trial Presentation exam will become available upon successful completion of the education component. Candidates must pass with a score of 80 percent or higher.

 

 
Please check back for updates. The program will be available in February 2024.

 

 

Trial Presentation Professional FAQs

Why is this a certificate program and not a certification program?

In order to ensure that your credential will be recognized by the public and truly distinguishes you as an exceptional professional, NCRA follows the standards for credentialing programs established by the National Organization of Competency Assurance (NOCA) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Under those standards, programs like the Trial Presentation Professional Program are considered certificate programs because they test competency in a particular skill set used within a profession, whereas certification or licensure programs (like the RPR, for example) test on the full range of skills and knowledge needed to perform all the varied tasks required of a member of a more broadly defined profession. This distinction (certificate versus certification) does not diminish the status of the certificate in any way.

Can I use the initials TP or TPP after my name once I complete the program?

Because NCRA adheres to rigid credentialing standards, NCRA cannot award an acronym or letters to certificate holders for use after their names. However, by successfully completing the workshop and passing the exam afterwards, candidates are not only awarded a frameable certificate but are also authorized to use the following terminology on letterhead, in advertising, or in other marketing materials such as:

  • NCRA Trial Presentation Certificate Holder
  • NCRA Trial Presentation Professional
  • Trial Presentation Professional

How does the online program work?

The Trial Presentation Professional Program can be purchased on the NCRA Learning Center under Individual Programs and Certification Education. To obtain the Trial Presentation Professional certificate you will watch two hours of educational content and then pass a comprehensive written exam. After viewing the entire workshop, you will receive immediate access to the exam. There is a 60-day viewing window upon purchase to watch the entire education content and complete the exam. Upon successful completion of the exam, click on "VIEW/PRINT YOUR CERTIFICATE" to retrieve your certificate and for the 0.25 CEU credit to be posted to your NCRA transcript.

Can I retake the exam if I do not pass it?

Candidates who do not pass the exam have the option to retake the exam for a fee of $10. Please contact learningcenter@ncra.org.

For additional questions, please contact learningcenter@ncra.org.