Why join NCRA?

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is the only national network dedicated to advancing the interests of court reporting and captioning professionals. As a member, you benefit from the power of the national network that includes a variety of discounts and access to networking opportunities and educational experiences that will give you a leg up on your career. For students, NCRA is an extension of classroom learning.


NCRA membership creates an element of accountability within ourselves. It’s easy to do the job, make the money, spend the money. But if you are involved or invested in something beyond ourselves, or in addition to other people, it allows you to hopefully feel motivated and inspired to get involved, volunteer, and give back.

Chris DeGrazio, Freelancer, Fort Pierce, Fla.








See our members in action

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NCRA members lead exciting and interesting professional careers. Check out  some of the interesting stories, and share one of your own.   Learn more




Member Benefits

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Learn about the benefits of joining the premier educational resource for captioning professionals, court reporters, and legal videographers.


About our members

NCRA members are a diverse group of dedicated individuals committed to the captioning, court reporting, and legal videography professions and include groups from students, teachers, lawyers, legal administrators, freelancers, and more.


Learning and earning

Our members are dedicated and hard-working professionals always striving to learn more as they continue to excel in the profession. Visit our Continuing Education Program and Certification Program to learn more about how we can help you advance in your profession.  

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Our members get to socialize and network at our premier events, which include our annual NCRA Conference & Expo, NCRA Business Summit, NCRA Leadership & Legislative Boot Camp, and more.

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Our members stay connected through our social media platforms and stay informed with our monthly publication, the Journal of Court Reporting, and the JCR Weekly, our weekly digest of court reporting and captioning news and technology trends, as well as website, which features our running news feed.

NCRA Members connecting at annual Conference & Expo

Having fun

Not everything is work. Our members know how to have fun too! Here are some of our members at the Member Gala at the 2021 Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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