NCRA Certificates

In addition to the certifications, NCRA has a technology-based certificate:


Trial Presentation Professional

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

  • Credentialed as an NCRA Trial Presentation Professional
  • 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 RSA or 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 Certificate Program was developed and is implemented by the experts within the field. The curriculum includes a two-step process consisting of lectures followed by a written assessment of the candidate's ability to perform the duties of a trial presentations professional. 

This exam is a written knowledge test covering topics such as ethics, comportment, protocol, procedure, decorum, confidentiality issues, marketing technology to clients, business practices and general technology.  The format of the exam is 75 fill-in-the blank and true or false items. 

The Trial Presentation Exam will become available upon successful completion of the workshop. Candidates must pass with 70% or better.






Please review the changes to the following certificates.


Certified Program Evaluator

Effective March 2018, the Certified Program Evaluator (CPE) credential is transitioning to a certificate program. Members who currently hold the CPE certification may continue to use the credentials after their name as long as they meet their CEU requirements and maintain their NCRA membership. The certificate program is currently being developed for offering in 2022. For more information, contact


Realtime Systems Administrator

NOTE: The Realtime Systems Administration program is no longer being offered. However, members can still hold the certificate. A Realtime Systems Administrator certificate indicates the holder completed a two-step process consisting of lectures, followed by a practical assessment of their ability to perform the duties of a realtime systems expert in real-world situations.


Please note that in certificate programs, the use of an acronym such as RSA or TPP after a name is not allowed.  Please visit the FAQ page to learn more.