NCRA’s Council of the Academy of Professional Reporters (CAPR) is seeking nominations for its Fellows of the Academy of Professional Reporters (FAPR). The deadline to nominate a candidate is Dec. 31.
Membership in the Academy symbolizes excellence among NCRA members. The designation of FAPR represents an individual’s dedication to the court reporting and captioning professions and expresses the highest level of professional ethics.
“When I received the FAPR, it was a complete surprise, but the icing on the cake was that my wife, Mary, was also made a Fellow at the same time. It caused us to reflect on our contribution to the profession and, more than that, the realization that our peers recognized our contribution as well,” said Kevin Daniel, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC, who was inducted into the Academy in 2012.
“NCRA members should view the nomination process as an opportunity to recognize some overachieving, non-Board members who have contributed to the profession in many different ways, from serving on committees to promoting court reporting and captioning in mainstream and social media,” added Daniel, a freelance court reporter from Las Vegas, Nev.
To be nominated for membership in the Academy, candidates must be a Registered Member of NCRA with at least 10 years of professional experience and have attained distinction as measured by performance in at least three of the five performance categories. This performance could include publication of important papers, creative contributions, service on committees or boards, teaching, and more.
“By bestowing the FAPR on a colleague, you not only recognize the past contributions of your fellow member, but you also often inspire them to continue and even redouble their commitment to the profession,” Daniel added.