To help the Association function more effectively and address the needs of the membership, NCRA maintains a number of committees and task forces. To find out who serves on the various committees click on the committee name. For questions on a particular committee, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021-2022 NCRA Committees and Councils
NCRA A to Z® Committee
The NCRA A to Z® Committee serves as a primary resource to implement the NCRA A to Z® program, which is designed to familiarize potential reporting students with fundamental stenographic techniques. The Committee will support staff efforts to introduce the program to state affiliates. The Committee will support local volunteer facilitators with the program.
Brand Ambassadors Council
This team of selected influential NCRA members will be tasked with sharing the brand and mission of NCRA and court reporting and captioning by reposting and commenting on NCRA news, news of the profession, culture/brand personality meme images, NCRA events, and more throughout their own platforms and following.
Creative Content Task Force
The Creative Content Task Force will take the lead in producing content rich videos to be shared on NCRA’s social media outlets for the purpose of sharing with members and targeted outside organizations.
The Captioning Committee identifies, develops, and updates programs, products, and services for the broadcast and CART captioning communities.
Certified Legal Video Specialist Council
The Certified Legal Video Specialist Council serves as faculty for the Mandatory Certification Workshop, optional Hands-on Training, and conducting the CLVS Production exam; reviews and updates CLVS Standards; creates resources for the CLVS community; reviews the CLVS Written Knowledge Test. The Council also works with a Pearson VUE consultant to write and edit questions (also known as items) for the CLVS written knowledge test. They also review the CLVS job analysis.
Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC) Certification Committee
The Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC) Certification Committee creates and presents the CRC Workshop and updates the associated exam. The committee also services as a resource to the Council of the Academy of Professional Reporters and the Test Advisory Committee and other entities on issues related to the CRC certification. Members serving on this committee cannot take the CRC certification exam for three years after serving on the committee.
Committee on Professional Ethics
The Committee on Professional Ethics interprets and enforces the Code of Professional Ethics and the CLVS Code of Ethics in accordance with the provisions of the NCRA Constitution & Bylaws; addresses all COPE complaints and creates content for the JCR; and reviews language in COPE and Complaint Procedures.
Constitution & Bylaws Committee
The Constitution & Bylaws Committee reviews the Constitution & Bylaws and makes recommendations for amendments to the Board of Directors and the membership. This committee also contributes to educational/PR content relating to NCRA’s Constitution & Bylaws.
The Contests Committee prepares, conducts, and grades the national speed contest and the national realtime contest during the annual NCRA Conference & Expo.
Council of the Academy of Professional Reporters
The Council of the Academy of Professional Reporters develops and administers continuing education programs, credential examinations, and any additional programs assigned by the Board of Directors. You must be a Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters to serve on this council.
Council on Approved Student Education
The Council on Approved Student Education is responsible for the certification and development of court reporter student training and education programs.
Distinguished Service Award Committee
The Distinguished Service Award Committee recommends to the Board of Directors a recipient for the Distinguished Service Award.
Education Content Committee
The Education Content Committee identifies, develops and organizes live and distance learning educational opportunities for NCRA members.
The Finance Committee reviews financial reports, investment performance reports, and financial policies. The committee also serves as the Budget Committee, as well as the Audit Committee and annually reviews the IRS Form 990.
The Membership Committee will develop and create membership campaigns/initiatives throughout the year to promote membership retention, renewal, and recruitment.
National Congress of State Associations Governing Committee
The National Congress of State Associations Governing Committee provides a forum for delegates appointed by affiliated reporter associations to exchange experiences, information, and various points of view about matters of current relevance to NCRA, affiliates, and the profession.
New Professionals Advisory Committee
The New Professionals Advisory Committee promotes NCRA membership and involvement to all new professionals.
Veterans Liaison Committee
The Veterans Liaison Committee of the New Professionals Advisory Committee promotes the value of holding NCRA certifications, and provides articles and tips for taking and successfully passing the RPR for NCRA publications.
The Nominating Committee interviews and identifies nominees for officers and directorships to be elected prior to the annual business meeting You must be a Registered Member to serve on this committee.
PAC Governing Board
PAC Governing Board raises money through contributions in order to disburse those funds to supportive, key elected officials. NCRA's PAC prides itself on judiciously and effectively contributing to political campaigns.
Policies and Procedures Committee
The NCRA Board of Directors supports and advocates transparency in its governance activities, consistency in its exercise of governance duties, and continuity and efficiency in the operations of the association. As a rule, members of this committee are the Vice President, one director from each class; and the chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee.
Proofreading Advisory Council
The Proofreading Advisory Council provides assistance on questions of proofreading consistency on NCRA materials.
Public Relations/Outreach Task Force
The PR/Outreach Task Force is responsible for creating timely content that promotes the value of stenographic court reporters and captioners to media outlets such as print, radio, and broadcast, as well as outside organizations that currently and potentially could use such services.
Skills Test Writing Committee
The Skills Test Writing Committee writes content for the RSR, RPR, RMR, CRR and CRC exams. Members serving on this committee cannot take the RSR, RPR, RMR, CRR or CRC certification exams for three years after serving on the committee.
(NCRA) STRONG Committee
The STRONG Committee was created to achieve the resources and boots-on-the-ground information that can be utilized to fight the proliferation of electronic recording in the most effective way. The STRONG Committee has been mobilized to promote stenographic captioning and court reporting as the best means to maintain the accuracy and integrity of the record.
The Student/Teacher Committee develops both the student sessions and the teacher workshops for the Annual Convention. This committee also creates and solicits content for NCRA’s online student newsletter. Members work with other committees to keep students involved as they graduate and enter the profession.
The Technology Committee is responsible for providing consistent research and information on both technology and realtime resources as it relates to industry trends, cutting-edge technology, and tools available to enhance and support member education and knowledge.
Test Advisory Committee
The Test Advisory Committee is responsible for selecting the RSR, RPR, RMR, RDR, CRR and CRC skills tests. TAC also reviews and approves the RPR and RDR written knowledge tests once a year. Members serving on this committee cannot take the CRC, CRR, RSR, RPR, RMR, or RDR certification exams for three years after serving on the committee.
Written Knowledge Test Committee
The Written Knowledge Test Committee writes and edits test questions for the RPR and RDR written knowledge tests. The committee works with a Pearson VUE consultant and a psychometrician to develop written knowledge test items. Members serving on this committee cannot take the RPR or RDR certification exams for three years after serving on the committee.