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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?
    Annual membership expires on Dec. 31, 2022. NCRA dues may be deductible as an ordinary business expense but not as a charitable contribution. The non-deductible ordinary business expense portion of your 2022 dues is 9.5%.

    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 PROLink 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 #.

    What is the membership dues cancellation policy?

    There are separate cancellation policies for new and renewing members. In all cases, “dues amount” refers to the amount paid by the member to allow for refunds even to pro-rated dues amounts.

    The refund schedule is:

    • between Sept. (for dues paid for the upcoming year) and Jan. 14th - full refund
    • between Jan. 15 and Jan. 31 - 75% of dues amount
    • between Feb. 1 and Feb. 28 - 65% of dues amount
    • between Mar. 1 and Mar. 31 - 50% of dues amount

    The refund schedule for new members is:

    • within two weeks of join date - full refund
    • within one month of join date - 75% of dues amount
    • within two months of join date - 65% of dues amount
    • within three months of join date - 50% of dues amount

    What is NCRA PROLink?

    NCRA PROLink online provides a means for consumers to search for NCRA members including court reporters, captioners, legal videographers, attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals. It also reinforces the value of certification in the profession.

    NCRA members can take advantage of enhanced online features such as real-time updates and upgraded Premium Plus and firm listings, which allows users additional visibility.

    Learn more

    NCRA also has a digital ebook produced annually in August listing all members. For additional information about this issue and on pricing of the online listings, please contact adsupport@ncra.org.


    What is the payment policy for payment of membership dues?

    Please review the full NCRA Payment Policy here


    How can I sponsor a member?
    NCRA members may sponsor a specific person for NCRA membership by completing the Sponsor a Colleague form.

    I’m taking a break from working. Is there an inactive status?

    Participating or registered members who are taking a break and are not working in the profession 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 Member Services and Information Center at 800-272-6272, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. ET.


    I’m retiring from the profession. 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. Submit your request for Retired Member status


    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 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, captioning, or scoping program/school

    Review more on membership types and find applications.


    Is there a logo that I can use as an NCRA member?
    Yes, there is. Please follow the instructions for NCRA logo use. You will then be directed to NCRA's Download Center where you can access the logos.