NCRA has designated May as Celebrate Certification Month. The month-long campaign is a way for its 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 the Association’s many nationally recognized certifications to rethink their decisions. The campaign offers members the opportunity to share with their clients and potential customers the reasons why choosing a professional who holds one or more professional certifications helps guarantee the delivery of high-quality products and services.
“As a new court reporter in the field, having this certification not only gives me confidence, but it lets potential employers and clients know I have what it takes to do the job well. NCRA has provided valuable resources since the beginning of my student journey, and I am thankful for their continued support during this pivotal time in my career.”
Katherine West, RPR, freelance court reporter, Hendersonville, Tenn.
“I love my career and never want to stop. Striving for these and other certifications keeps my relationship with my career fun and makes me a better professional after all.”
Laura Axelsen, RMR, CRR, CRC, freelance court reporter and captioner, Vacaville, Calif.
“It is such an honor to have been able to accomplish my RPR certification. This opens up so many more doors and opportunities for me as a court reporter, especially since I am considering possibly moving to another state in a few years. Being a member of the NCRA is wonderful. The organization is flooded with information and helpful tools for our profession.”
Maria F. Piotrowski, RPR, freelance court reporter, Edison, N.J.
“When I interview videographers, I test their knowledge and experience by asking them about their gear. I want to hear specific model numbers of cameras and microphones etc., which helps me determine their knowledge of their gear. A CLVS certification will be a “premium” model number in the basket of gear that they bring to the field of legal video production.”
Esrom Jayasinghe, CLVS, videographer, Los Angeles, Calif.
"You owe it to yourself as a professional to be certified. It sets you apart from the rest. You wouldn’t go to a doctor or a lawyer who, after medical school or law school, didn’t continue to be educated in their profession. The court reporting profession is no different."
Charisse Kitt, RMR, CRI, official court reporter, Somerset, N.J.
"Certification is only a baseline for the professional starting their career. Through time as you work as a court reporter or CART captioner, you will improve your knowledge and skill level. I would like to encourage all court reporters to get the CSR or RPR and all CART captioners get the CRR. This allows you to have the basic skills needed to start working as a court reporter or CART captioner."
Teri C. Gibson, RPR, CRR, CRC, CRI, freelance court reporter and CART captioner, Boston, Mass.
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 and file formats in the sections below.
NOTE: Please note that some file sizes are larger than normal, and make take a little longer to download.
Select an image below to download the PDF or image file.
Social media image
Social media image (customizable)
Certification card for RPR (front)
Email signature (version 4)
Email signature (version 2)
Occupational card for
freelance court reporter (front)
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