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    How do I renew my membership?

    You can easily renew your membership by:

    • Renewing online
    • Calling our Member Services and Information Center at 800-272-6272, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. ET
    • Mailing your dues to NCRA, 12030 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 400, Reston, VA 20191 and including your NCRA ID #

    What is the renewal cycle for membership?
    All memberships run on a calendar year: Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. NCRA sends the first renewal notice for the upcoming year in early October. Members may select to auto-renew their dues each year to avoid a renewal notice.

    What portion of dues is a deductible business expense?

    NCRA dues may be deductible as an ordinary business expense, but they are not deductible as a charitable contribution. The non-deductible ordinary business expense portion of your 2017 dues is 1 percent. Membership dues include a $75 one-year subscription to the JCR.

    Donations to the National Court Reporters Foundation are 100-percent tax deductible as a charitable contribution.


    How do I update/change my membership information (address, phone, email, etc.)?
    • Log in to your account to access both My Main Profile and My Sourcebook Listings to make any necessary changes.
    • Call our Member Services and Information Center at 800-272-6272, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. ET.
    • Email your update(s) to our Membership department.
    • Mail your update(s) to NCRA, 12030 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 400, Reston, VA 20191, and include your NCRA ID #.

    I’m taking a break from reporting. Is there an inactive status?
    Reporter members who are taking a break from reporting and are not working at all as a reporter can take advantage of inactive-status dues for a maximum of six years. You will be required to sign an inactive status form each year to certify that you are not working in order to maintain eligibility for inactive status. You will pay half the regular dues rate. If you are a certified member, your credential expiration date will advance one year for each year of inactive status taken. If you take more than three years of inactive status, you will also be required to earn additional Continuing Education Units to renew your credential.  To request inactive status, you can download an Inactive Status Application and fax it to 703-391-0629 or email it to the Membership Department. You can also contact the Membership Department or call our Member Services and Information Center at 800-272-6272, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. ET.

    I’m retiring from reporting. Is there a retired status?

    Any Participating or Registered Member in good standing after January 1, 2018, who is no longer deriving income in any manner from the verbatim stenographic reporting profession, shall be eligible to become a Retired Member and pay half of the dues of Participating or Registered membership.


    How can I get a receipt for my membership dues?
    • Email your request for a receipt to our Member Services and Information Center.
    • Call our Member Services and Information Center at 800-272-6272, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. ET.
    • Mail your receipt request with your payment to NCRA, 12030 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 400, Reston, VA 20191, and include your NCRA ID #.

    What is the NCRA Sourcebook?

    What membership category do I qualify under?
    • Participating Membership – All stenographic court reporters and captioners in the following categories: freelance, official, hearing, legislative, broadcast captioner, and CART captioner
    • Associate Membership – All people who work with and/or support stenographic reporters and captioners including: instructors, school officials, retired reporters, stenotype or CLVS agency owners/managers, note readers, proofreaders, scopists, transcriptionists, suppliers/vendors, attorneys, paralegals, Certified Legal Video Specialists, secretaries, and other selected professionals
    • Student Membership – All students presently enrolled in a formal stenographic court reporting program/school or scoping school

    How can I sponsor a member?

    NCRA members may sponsor a specific person for NCRA membership by completing the Sponsor a membership for a colleague form.


    Is there a logo that I can use as an NCRA member?
    Yes, there is. Please read and accept the terms and conditions of NCRA's logo use policy. You will then be directed to NCRA's Download Center where you can access the logos.