Continuing Education

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CE program overview

NCRA’s Continuing Education Program is established and administered by the authority of the Council of the Academy of Professional Reporters (CAPR). CAPR’s operation is mandated by the Bylaws of NCRA, and its members are appointed by the NCRA Board of Directors. Any request for exemption from the policies outlined below must be addressed to CAPR.

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Earn CEUs

Get information on the various ways you can earn CEUs to stay ahead in your career.

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Submit CEUs

Find the forms you need and their uses for your CEU submittals.

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Learn about the various versions of your transcript that NCRA provides.

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Continuing Education FAQs

How many CEUs do I have and when does my CEU cycle expire?

For information on your CEU status, please access your transcripts at 

Are CEU submissions covered under my annual fees to NCRA?

Your NCRA member dues and CLVS renewal fees only cover the general expenses of maintaining your membership. Additional charges accrue for individual continuing education submissions.

Why is there a fee to submit coursework to my NCRA transcript?

NCRA has to maintain a database, financial records, and manage the paperwork for the transcripts. Many states accept our transcript as proof of continuing education for state certification purposes due to our diligence.

Is it possible to submit all my CEUs at once for one fee?

No. There is a separate fee per course as the courses need to be reflected separately on the transcript.

What is defined as a course?

A course is defined as:

  1. Multiple sessions taken on one calendar day from one vendor. Multiple days will incur multiple charges; different vendors require separate fees.
  2. Any course meeting NCRA requirements from an independently accredited school, college, and/or university.
  3. Multiple programs taught over the course of a single Convention.
  4. Individualized training taught on one subject by one instructor or a team of instructors over a 12-month period.
Why do I keep receiving an error message when I submit my CEUs online?

There are several common issues that may cause error messages when using the online continuing education submission system.

  1. You have entered the date of the program incorrectly. Please only enter the date of completion, not a range of dates.
  2. You are entering something other than numbers in decimal format in the hours of activity/education field. This field will only accept numbers in decimal format. A 90-minute activity should be entered as “1.5” (without the quotes.) You will know you have made this error if you see NaN in the CEUs field.)
  3. The file you are attaching is too large. The system will accept documents no larger than 5 MB. Please attach a smaller document.

If none of these suggestions resolves the issue for you, please contact

How can I pay less in continuing education fees?
  • Attend an NCRA sponsored event. NCRA holds several events throughout the year that provide continuing education opportunities for our members, like our annual Convention and Firm Owners Executive Conference. Please check the NCRA calendar of events for more information on what is coming up.
  • Attend a state convention. Most state affiliate associations submit events for approval by NCRA and submit the lists to us after the event. Visit the Continuing Education calendar for more information or check with your state association.
  • View one of NCRA’s On-demand webinars. On-demand webinars represent the most convenient way to earn CEUs when and where you need them. Featuring recorded video and downloadable handout materials, these on-demand webinars allow you to access the best presentations from past NCRA events and webinars. Visit the NCRA Learning Center to explore NCRA's on-demand webinars.
Is there a fee to submit my completion certificate from the NCRA Learning Center?

No. The credit that is earned from the NCRA Learning Center is automatically added to your transcript when you retrieve your completion certificate.

How do I extend a live/on-demand webinar or retake a webinar quiz?

Email to purchase an extension or quiz retake.

How do I get a refund for a purchase in the Learning center?

Refunds are not offered for any program started in the Learning Center.  Email for more information.