For questions, email Member Services at or call 1-800-272-6272, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. ET.

Membership Types

Explore your options

NCRA offers a variety of membership types based on where your are in your career and your career path. See which one best fits your needs and join online today!




Available to stenographic court reporters and captioners.

$300.00 for US;
$150.00 for International.

Download Participating application [PDF]


Available to students currently enrolled in a formal stenographic court reporting, captioning, or scoping program. Learn more.


Download Student application [PDF]


Available to instructors, school officials, agency owners, scopists, vendors, attorneys, paralegals, legal video specialists, and others.

$179.00 for US;
$145.00 for International.

Download Associate application [PDF]


Special membership requests

Stay connected with your professional community with these other membership options.



Graduating First-Year Student Membership

For student members who wish to transition to first-year reporter membership status. First-year membership dues: $145

Submit request

Retired Membership

For members retiring from the court reporting and captioning profession. Membership dues: $150

Submit request

Inactive Membership

Inactive membership can be taken up to 6 times in membership lifetime. Membership dues: $150/year

Download application

Hardship Membership

Hardship membership status is allowed for a duration of 2 years. Membership dues: $150/year

Download application

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Give the gift of membership

Do you know someone who would like to join NCRA? Give them the gift of NCRA membership during the holiday season or any time during the year by completing the Sponsor a Colleague Membership Application.

Sponsor a colleague

Payment Policy

Important payment information
  • NCRA now offers Automated Clearing House (ACH) online payments. Select ACH at checkout and enter the routing and account number for your checking or savings account to authorize electronic transfer.
  • NCRA is not responsible for inaccurately entered information during the ACH process. ACH payments may be rejected by the Automated Clearing House at any time during the ACH routing process, for any reason. Common reasons for ACH rejections may include, but are not limited to, invalid routing or account number, non-sufficient funds, closed account, stop payment.*
  • Each check and ACH payment returned unpaid by your bank for any reason will cause a return fee of $30 to be added to your balance. The full amount, including all fees, must be paid prior to the continuation of services.*
  • NOTE: An authorization charge of $1 (one dollar) will be charged for all first-time credit cards processed through our website. This authorization is required by the credit card company. The charge will drop off your credit card account within five to seven days.
  • Checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. dollars.
  • On joining, and rejoining, members will be charged a non-refundable processing fee of $15. Members joining April through August will receive a prorated invoice for the second year of membership.

*Please direct any ACH related inquiries to