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Members encouraged to renew ahead of Dec. 31 deadline

By Jennifer Late

Photo by: Erik Araujo. Used and adapted with permission via Creative Commons

Members who haven’t yet renewed are encouraged to do so before the Dec. 31 deadline in order to keep all of their member benefits. Renewing is easy online.

“Being a member of NCRA doesn’t only give you the support from other members personally and professionally, it gives you opportunities to connect with professionals from across the nation,” said Danielle Griffin, RPR, a freelancer in Phoenix, Ariz. “As a new professional myself, it is vital to keep up with our rapidly-changing industry. NCRA gives its members insight from top leaders in the field, learning opportunities to continue growing, and more reasons to continue testing with the new online testing platform.”

Please note: The online renewal process looks a little different this year. You will now renew and enter payment on the page instead of the Membership Tools page.

  1. Select “Renew online now.”
  2. Log in with your NCRA ID number (Contact Number) and your password (initially your last name, all lowercase).
  3. Click the “Renew” button for your upcoming membership invoice.
  4. Select “Enter Payment” to enter your credit card information on the secure website.
  5. Once complete, select “Enter Payment” again in order to proceed to check out.
  6. You will see a “Thank you for your purchase!” screen and will receive an email receipt.

NCRA continues to work for its members

Membership provides a large variety of benefits, including credentialing, education, and advocacy.

  • Online skills testing – Whether you are just starting testing for your RPR or going for your CRC or an advanced certification, you can now complete your skills tests from the comfort of your own home. With more opportunities to test, you will be able to achieve your certification goals faster and increase your earning potential.
  • CRC Workshop & Certification – Based on member demand for more training in the field, NCRA created a new workshop program designed just for captioners.
  • FCC Captioning Quality Standards — NCRA’s Government Relations team has been working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alliance and the Federal Communications Commission to develop new captioning quality standards.
  • Increased online education opportunities – NCRA has expanded its first-class educational programming via webinars and e-seminars vetted to ensure they meet the needs of the marketplace. New online webinars and e-seminars were added each month for members to purchase, view, and earn CEUs.
  • Exhibiting at the ABA TechShow – NCRA has been advocating for you with judges, attorneys, paralegals, clerks, and other legal professionals. With a focus on what your certifications mean and the value of realtime, NCRA is raising the overall awareness of the profession with the people who matter.
  • For CLVS members – A stronger CLVS emphasis was added to the NCRA Convention & Expo, helping videographers network directly with the court reporting membership. By popular demand, new seminars and webinars were created to help CLVSs stay on the cutting edge of technology.

NCRA membership cards

In an effort to embrace technology, NCRA will continue our practice of sending only electronic membership cards to members via email. Members can expect to receive their membership card within approximately four weeks of renewing if they have a valid email address and have not previously opted out of Constant Contact email messaging.

Jennifer Late is NCRA’s Membership & Marketing Manager. She can be reached at