National Court Reporters Association Certifications
Certification our courtreporters have

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) administers a series of certifications which assure consumers of reporting services of the level of expertise a reporter possesses. All NCRA certification holders are required to attain 30 hours of continuing education through seminars or other approved courses of study every three years.


Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR)

conferred by the National Court Reporters Association

The Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR) represents the top tier of achievement in the National Court Reporters Association. This certification was designed to recognize the experience and knowledge of the profession's elite.

To qualify to sit for the RDR exam, candidates must be an RMR and a member of NCRA for six continuous years. They must then pass a rigorous examination focusing on reporting, transcript production, management, education, marketing and professional issues.

Only the top 1% of reporters nationwide have achieved this distinction, among them the principal of Musetta Reporting Service.

Registered Merit Reporter (RMR)

conferred by the National Court Reporters Association

The Registered Merit Reporter (RMR) is an attainment of distinction. Having first attained their Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) certification, RMR candidates, in addition to passing a comprehensive written examination, must also demonstrate their proficiency by reporting and transcribing material dictated at speeds up to 260 words per minute with 95% accuracy.

Several of Musetta Reporting Service's affiliated reporters have achieved RMR status, joining the top 5% of reporters nationwide

Registered Professional Reporter (RPR)

conferred by the National Court Reporters Association

The Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) exam is a nationally recognized certification validating reporter competency. Each RPR candidate must be an NCRA member in good standing, pass a written exam on a wide range of reporting-related subjects and prove his or her entry-level competence by reporting and transcribing material dictated at speeds up to 225 words per minute with 95% accuracy.



SPECIALTY CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR)

conferred by the National Court Reporters Association

Advances in technology now make it possible for a highly-skilled reporter to instantaneously translate the spoken word into English via computer and transmit the text to an attorney's computer by a process known as "realtime reporting." This method is especially useful for hearing-impaired litigants or when instant access to the record is necessary for impeachment, clarity or summarization.

Through testing, Certified Realtime Reporters exhibit the superior concentration ability necessary to differentiate homonyms and correctly transcribe technical terms and proper names at speeds up to 3.5 words per second, producing a highly accurate instantaneous text feed.

The Certified Realtime Reporters of Musetta Reporting Service possess technical knowledge and experience in on-site realtime hookup and realtime via the Internet, in addition to communication access realtime (CART) for the hearing impaired.

 
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