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The month-long campaign is a way for NCRA members to show pride in the certifications they have earned, are working to earn, or are intending to earn. It is also designed to help encourage those who haven’t considered earning one of NCRA's nationally recognized certifications to rethink their decisions.
Feel free to use and share the resources on this page from the 2020 Celebrate Certification Month event to showcase what your professional certifications mean to you, and stay tuned for updates on next year's event!
"Professional certification reflects a deep commitment to our unique skills and for keeping them polished to guarantee that we provide the highest quality of service and product to our clients. Professional certifications are the highest investments we can make in ourselves, and NCRA is proud to recognize May as Celebrate Certification Month for the third consecutive year."
Max Curry, RPR, CRI
Members and states may use these free resources and templates to showcase their professional certifications. The templates can be used to broadcast Celebrate Certification Month and announce current and new certifications to local media outlets, which members can distribute themselves, or send to NCRA at PR@ncra.org for distribution on their behalf.
Share career flyers with your clients, with others interested in the career, or just to showcase your pride in what this profession means to you and the community.
Here are some favorite collateral pieces and templates to use during Celebrate Certification Month. You may use these resources to promote your business and the profession. You can find additional versions in the "Download" tab under each section below.
“It’s an honor to add the initials of RPR behind my name. Passing this exam has boosted my
knowledge and confidence in the courtroom. It’s pushed me to become a better reporter, and has solidified that, yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks. I never thought I’d achieve this designation, and now with a little confidence under my belt, I’m embarking on the seemingly daunting task of achieving the next level – the Registered Merit Reporter designation. No matter how long it takes, I’m challenged to keep learning and improving.”
Julie Lyn Bloome, RPR, New Douglas, Ill.
“Earning this certification with NCRA has not only opened so many doors for me to grow in my career, but also the time to be the mother my children deserve. I truly love my job, and being a part of this association.”
Leeann Musolf, RPR, Hillsborough, N.J.
“It means a lot to me to be a member of NCRA and obtain my RMR. I believe a court reporter should always strive to better themselves within our industry and push themselves to achieve higher certification. The Certified Realtime Reporter is my next goal followed by the Registered Diplomate Reporter as soon as I am eligible to sit for that.”
Steven J. Brickey, RMR, Chicago, Ill.
“I worked hard for my CRR, because I care about my profession and enjoy bettering myself and being able to provide high-quality transcripts to attorneys. It means a lot that NCRA gives reporters the tools we need to constantly strive for excellence.”
Trisha Myler, RPR, CRR, Farmers Branch, Tx.
“Ever since I enrolled in court reporting school, I knew I wanted to obtain as many certifications as possible. Once I passed my CSR in 2018, I kept working towards my RPR certification, as well. Passing the RPR has always been an important goal of mine, as it is the stepping stone which leads to a variety of additional national certification opportunities that NCRA has to offer its members.”
Maria T. DiGiovanni, RPR, Chicago, Ill.
Contact us at PR@ncra.org for inquiries about this campaign and resources.