Important Notice

Please note you cannot use a test below toward your certification requirements if you meet any of the following:

  • You are in the process of reinstating your certification(s).
  • You have taken the test before, pass or fail.
  • You have already earned 1.0 PDC (0.25 PDC if a CLVS) during this cycle.


Please review your current cycle transcript before taking any JCR article or NCRA book tests.

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Earn 0.25 PDCs

Reporters may complete exams on any book listed, and earn 0.25 PDC for passing grades of 85% and above. Tests are graded on a pass/fail basis and may not be repeated.


NCRA is committed to promoting reading and expanding the educational opportunities for our members. The Council of the Academy of Professional Reporters (CAPR) and the NCRA Teacher Certification Committee has approved the following books for use in the continuing education program. Tests are graded on a pass/fail basis and may not be repeated.

The books listed here represent a variety of of subjects and viewpoints, and their appearance in the list does not imply endorsement of the authors opinions or research by NCRA. Likewise, a book's absence from the list does not imply censure of any kind. 



Requirements and pricing

  • Members $45.00*
  • Non-members $75.00*

*After Feb. 1, 2016, all tests not submitted through the online submission process above will incur an additional $25 manual processing fee.

PDCs will only be awarded to participants who pass the exam. Tests may not be repeated. Regardless of the price printed on the test, all tests are $45 for members and $75 for non-members with a $25 surcharge per test for any submitted by mail, email, or fax.


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