Online Skills Test Information & Registration

The information below pertains to the following NCRA certifications: RSR, RPR, RMR, CRR, and CRC.

All skills testing will now be conducted online.

 

Online Skills Steps

  1. Read/review the following required testing information.
  2. Register for an online skills exam.
  3. Schedule and complete a free proctored practice exam.
  4. Schedule and complete your exam.

 

Fees

Certification test
Student member
Reporter member
Non-member
 RSR $77 $95 $120
 RPR  $77  $95 $120
 RMR Not eligible $95 Not eligible
 CRR  Not eligible $200 Not eligible
 CRC  $170 $200 $220

 

Registration and testing dates

NOTE: registration ends at midnight Eastern Time

Registration periods

Test dates

October 1-20, 2020 November 1-20, 2020
December 1-20, 2020 January 1-20, 2021
February 1-20, 2021 March 1-20, 2021

See full calendar and learn more about block scheduling

 

 

 

Important update for November Skills Test Takers

We received an update from our testing partner, ProctorU, on the impact that COVID-19 is having on their services. We want to share some key points from this update as you prepare to test online in November.

  • Encourage test takers to schedule their tests as soon as possible. There are a finite number of appointments available on each day and they are filled on a first come first served basis.
  • Wait times may be longer than normal and during peak times, may be up to 30 minutes.
  • Encourage test-takers to test their equipment prior to exam day.

Please understand that we are collaborating with ProctorU to do everything possible to keep wait times as low as possible, but the current COVID-19 situation has created extenuating circumstances and we cannot guarantee our usual wait time of fifteen minutes or less for connecting with a proctor.

 

 

 

Register for Online Skills Test

Once you register for a test, you will receive a confirmation email from Realtime Coach (customercare@learnrealtime.com) within three business days. Your confirmation email will contain scheduling information for your test. 

Please remember to wait until you receive this confirmation to schedule your test. You must schedule all tests 72 hours in advance.

If you do not receive an email confirmation within three business days of your registration, please contact testing@ncra.org.

 

NOTE: An external webcam is REQUIRED for online testing. COVID-19 has created a huge demand for web cams. Do not register unless you have an external webcam to use for testing and have read the technical requirements.

 

 

 

Proctored practice test

Please be sure to take the free proctored practice if you are not familiar with the online testing process or have not tested recently.

The proctored practice ensures that your computer and equipment meet the technology requirements in the true testing environment and that you are familiar with the online testing process.

When you take your proctored practice test, choose the test labeled "Practice" (otherwise, you will be taking the actual test). The practice areas include:

  1. Attaching your notes file
  2. Attaching your transcript
  3. Copying and pasting your transcript into the Transcript area

 


 

Additional information

Testing in Realtime Coach

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Cancellation policy

Cancellations should be sent to testing@ncra.org using the online skills test cancellation form no later than 30 days after the receipt of the confirmation email to be considered for a refund. NCRA will retain a $35 processing fee for each test registration. If you do not contact NCRA within 30 days, your testing fee will be forfeited. If you have already scheduled appointments with ProctorU, contact ProctorU directly (855-772-8678 or www.proctoru.com) to cancel your appointment(s).

 

Online testing policy

All online testing candidates are required to sign the following disclaimer prior to taking their test(s):

I acknowledge I am aware of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) policy concerning testing honesty and integrity. Failure to follow any NCRA Testing procedures may result in my automatic failure and being barred from taking NCRA-administered tests for a minimum of three testing cycles or permanently depending on the nature of the violation. NCRA members may also be suspended or expelled from the association. I understand that the test is the exclusive property of the National Court Reporters Association. Copyright law protects the NCRA Tests. No part of these tests may be copied or reproduced in part or whole by any means whatsoever, including memorization, unless previously authorized by NCRA.

I further attest that the skills exam I am submitting is solely my own and was developed during the exam. I have used no notes, materials, or other aids other than those provided by NCRA. I further attest that, to the best of my knowledge, I have not retained a copy (either audio, text or stenographically) of the skills exam. Further, if I discover at any time that I have accidentally retained said copy, I will immediately delete it (any and all formats), and notify NCRA promptly of the discovery. I further attest that I will not share any copies of this skills test with others, nor will I share its content (terminology or topic), either privately or on a public forum. The theft or attempted theft of an NCRA Test is punishable as a crime.