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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.


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



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

$179.00 for US;
$145.00 for International.


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.



Special membership requests

NCRA understands your desire to stay connected with your professional community and is pleased to offer you a variety of ways to do so.


Graduating First-Year Student Membership Request

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

Submit request

Retired Membership Request

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

Submit request



Other membership request

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


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



Payment notices
  • NEW! 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.
  • Checks must be in US dollars drawn on a US bank.
  • Checks returned unpaid by your bank for any reason will cause NCRA to add a Return Check Fee of $30 to your membership balance.
  • New member dues will incur a non-refundable $15 processing fee. For members joining April through August, a reduced prorated invoice will be issued upon the following year's renewal.