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Mark your calendars for learning opportunities in 2015

In the upcoming year, NCRA has planned many opportunities for members to increase their knowledge at onsite conferences or through other learning opportunities and to build their marketability through certification testing and networking opportunities.

NCRA offers several in-person, on-site conferences, each with a slightly different focus. On Feb. 8-10, NCRA will host the Firm Owners Executive Conference, an event focusing on business and marketing for court reporters and court reporting firms. The event, which will be held in Palm Desert, Calif., also offers many networking opportunities for attendees. NCRA’s TechCon, which will be held on April 10-12 in Denver, Colo., rounds up the latest trends in technology for both court reporters and legal videographers. Finally, the NCRA 2015 Convention & Expo, the largest annual gathering of court reporters, captioners, scopists, legal videographers, trial presenters, and other legal service professionals, will return to New York July 30-Aug. 2 for a wide range of continuing education seminars, social events, and networking opportunities. More information is available at

Also during 2015, NCRA will be transitioning from on-site testing for its skills portion of the RPR, RMR, CRR, CBC, and CCP to an online testing procedure. The last chance to test at a brick-and-mortar site for these tests will be May 2. Registration for the May 2 test will open March 2 and close April 3.

The Written Knowledge Test for the RPR and CLVS will be held during four periods: Jan. 8-20, May 4-16, July 8-20, and Oct. 19-31. The RDR, CBC, and CCP Written Knowledge Tests will be held during the May 4-18 and Oct. 19-31 periods. Registration dates and fees are available at

In addition, NCRA staff and volunteers are developing additional continuing education opportunities for members. Watch and the JCR Weekly CEU Corner for more information.