What is the RDR?
The Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR) is NCRA’s highest degree of certification designed for elite reporters desiring to join an exclusive club of reporting excellence.
The court reporting profession's most talented professionals have the opportunity to prove themselves. If you have exhibited exemplary skills in all areas of court reporting, if you are actively involved in court reporting and served as a consultant or leader in the profession, then you are ready to sit for the Registered Diplomate Reporter Examination.
Who is eligible to sit for the RDR Exam?
To sit for the RDR Exam, a candidate must be a RMR and have five current and continuous years of membership commencing with Participating or Registered member status.
How to maintain your RDR certification
In order to maintain your RDR, you'll need to maintain continuous membership and your RPR certification. You'll renew your RPR, RMR, and RDR certifications simultaneously with the same 3.0 CEUs.
In other words, a reporter with RPR, RMR, and RDR certifications will only have to earn a total of 3.0 CEUs over one three-year period to renew all three certifications. And, NCRA will make it easy for reporters to do so by giving members the same cycle expiration date for each certification.
Recognition of your achievement
After you have earned your RDR, you will receive an official certificate to display in your home or office. Your RDR also gets you recognition in the Journal of Court Reporting, the NCRA Sourcebook, and on NCRA's website.
CEUs: 0.25 PDCs for passing