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 email@example.com.
For additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.