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2021 dates for online NCRA A to Z® program announced

NCRA’s A to Z® Intro to Steno Machine Shorthand online program offers the perfect opportunity for potential students to learn the alphabet in steno, write on a real machine, and decide if pursuing an education in court reporting or captioning is the right choice.

This free six-week program is a hybrid course combining both live online instructor sessions with videos and dictation materials for self-paced practice. The spring and summer dates for 2021 course offerings are listed below:

Spring – Registration open now!
Jan. 19 – Feb. 23 Tuesdays at 7 p.m. ET**

Mar. 22 – May 3 Asynchronous*

Summer – Registration opens March 1
June 16 – July 21 – Wednesdays (time will be announced later)**

*Participants complete the program at their own pace during the six weeks
**Classes are held once a week for one hour over the course of six weeks

NCRA urges members to share this information with anyone who might be interested in pursuing a career in court reporting or captioning. For more information about the NCRA A to Z program and to register, visit or contact Ellen Goff, Assistant Director, Professional Development at You can also find more information at Frequently Asked Questions.