What is the RSR?
The Registered Skilled Reporter (RSR) is NCRA's new designation that will recognize those stenographic professionals who are looking to validate their beginning level of competency. Historically, NCRA utilized another designation with a 200 WPM skills examination referred to as the Certificate of Proficiency (CP). The Certificate of Proficiency (CP) testing requirements in state statutory language should be recognized as the same as the testing requirements for the Registered Skilled Reporter (RSR).
Created as a stepping-stone credential to ultimately achieving the Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) designation, the RSR certification will offer the prestige of an NCRA certification for those new or returning to the court reporting profession who have yet to be able to get their writing speeds up enough to earn the RPR.
Earning the RSR will demonstrate an ability to hold a verified level of skill to current and potential clients; current and potential employers; and fellow reporters.
Who is eligible to sit for the RSR exam?
Current or aspiring stenographic reporters. Candidates do not need to be members of NCRA in order to take the RSR Exam.
How to maintain your RSR certification
Candidates who wish to use the RSR credential must become a Participating member of NCRA within 30 days of passing all RSR requirements. As an RSR, you will participate in NCRA's continuing education program. To renew your RSR, you must maintain your NCRA membership and earn a minimum of 3.0 CEUs over a three-year period.
Recognition of your achievement
After you have earned your RSR, you'll receive an official certificate to display in your home or office. Your RSR gets recognition in the Journal of Court Reporting and on NCRA's website. NCRA membership also includes a complimentary listing in the NCRA Sourcebook.