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Make NCRA a part of your 2023 and add these dates to your calendar

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“A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true.” – Greg Reid

Whether you are planning to get certified, attend Conference, or nominate someone for NCRA’s Distinguished Service Award (DSA), you need to know the dates and deadlines to start making your plan. Start with your dates in mind and create a plan – and see what you and your colleagues can achieve in 2023.

In addition to dates for certification cycles, the NCRA Conference, and deadlines for the DSA, the list below includes upcoming webinars, testing registrations, scholarship and grant opportunities, and more!

Events and dates are subject to change. NCRA will announce updates and any changes in event scheduling as well as any additional events in the JCR Weekly, via email, and on the NCRA website as well as on our FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn pages. If you are looking for CEU opportunities, be sure to watch for more opportunities that will be announced in the JCR and JCR Weekly throughout the year.

Finally, if you are interested in volunteering for NCRA, you can do so at any time of the year by learning more and registering here.

Jan. 1 | NCRA Distinguished Service Award nominations open

Recognize a deserving NCRA member for their important contributions to the profession by recommending them for the Distinguished Service Award.

Jan. 1 | Fellows of the Academy of Professional Reporters nominations open

A professional distinction conferred upon a person of outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in the field of verbatim stenographic reporting and/or stenographic captioning. Candidates for Fellowship are required to have been in the active practice of reporting for at least 15 years and to have attained distinction as measured by performance.

Jan. 1 | CASE Award of Excellence nominations open

This award was established to recognize the importance of teachers in the court reporting and captioning professions. The ideal candidate is one who exemplifies dedication to students and has contributed to the development of many students and new professionals by teaching.

Jan. 9 | NCRA Board Service webinar 8-9 p.m. Eastern

Explore what you need to know to serve on the NCRA Board of Directors during this webinar.

Jan. 16 | NCRF Carl Sauceda Grant opens

The NCRF Carl Sauceda Grant will be awarded annually to candidates who have demonstrated clear effort and sacrifice in time or funds, showing dedication to the future of court reporting or captioning. The award is $1,000 per grant.

Jan. 18 | Learning Center Webinar: ASL Interpreting in the Courtroom | Presenters: Mel DeLeon and Lydia Picard

Jan. 21 | NCRA Town Hall  11 a.m.-12 p.m. Eastern

NCRA President Jason Meadors, FAPR, RPR, CRR, CRC, hosts a series of virtual town halls during which he presents updates about the Association followed by a question-and-answer period with members.

Jan. 27 | NCRA Board of Directors nominations deadline 

Nominations for the Board of Directors close. Board Members serve with others as fiduciaries to steer the organization toward a sustainable future.

Jan. 31 | Continuing Education Credit(s) Extension deadline 

If you filed a certification cycle extension for the cycle ending Sept. 30, 2022, you need to earn and submit continuing education credits by this date to maintain your certification.

Feb. 1 | Learning Center Webinar: Marketing seminar | Presenter: Melanie Mendez-Gonzalez

Feb. 1-20 | Online Skills Tests registration 

RSR, RPR, RMR, CRR, and CRC registration is open for the March 120 testing window. Registration ends at midnight Eastern.

Feb. 1 | Nominations open for The Jim Bouley Family Lifetime Award for Altruism

NCRF seeks nominations to recognize working court reporters or captioners who give back to the profession with no expectation of reward.

Feb. 4-11 | 2023 Court Reporting & Captioning Week

Join court reporting and captioning professionals nationwide in celebrating and showcasing their profession. Look for activities online and off to be involved with and be sure to use the hashtag #CRCW2023 when posting online.

Feb. 8 | Learning Center Webinar: How I Survived Court Reporting School | CRCW: Student/Teacher Committee Webinar

Feb. 15 | Learning Center Webinar: Sony Camera and Sony Lapel Mics | Presenter: Tom Cubby

Feb. 26-28 | NCRA Leadership & Legislative Boot Camp
After a three-year hiatus, we are pleased to announce the opening of registration for the 2023 NCRA Leadership & Legislative Boot Camp at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in historic Alexandria Old Town, Va., just outside of Washington, D.C.

NCRA’s Leadership & Legislative Boot Camp offers an immersive, hands-on opportunity for members to advocate for the court reporting, captioning, scoping, legal videography, and associated legal professions.

March 1 | Learning Center Webinar: NCRA STRONG

March 1-31 | Written Knowledge Tests registration

RPR, RDR, CRC, and CLVS registration is open for the April 519 testing window. Registration ends at midnight Eastern.

March 1 | NCRA Distinguished Service Award deadline

March 1 | Fellows of the Academy of Professional Reporters nominations close

March 1 | CASE Award of Excellence nominations close

March 14 | NCRF Career Launcher Grants close

NCRF will be offering five to seven grants each quarter that will cover the cost for students to participate in the NCRF Career Launcher program.

March 15 | Learning Center Webinar: Empower Yourself | Presenter: Will Ashcraft

March 29 | Learning Center Webinar: American Sign Language and Deaf Culture in a Nutshell | Presenter: Keri November

March 30 | NCRF Carl Sauceda Grant deadline

April 1-30 | Financial Literacy Month

Check back for information about a series of webinars on financial literacy.

April 1 | New Professional Reporter Grant opens 

The New Professional Reporter Grant is awarded annually to a promising working court reporter in his or her first year out of school. The grant is $2,000 and helps support start-up expenses for a new court reporter such as purchasing software and earning credentials. The second place award winner receives $1,000.

April 1-20 | Online Skills Tests registration

RSR, RPR, RMR, CRR, and CRC registration is open for the May 120 testing window. Registration ends at midnight Eastern.

April 5 | Learning Center Webinar: Captioning Committee

April 12 | Learning Center Webinar: Financial Literacy 

April 15 | NCRA Town Hall 

April 19 | Learning Center Webinar: Financial Literacy 

April 26 | Learning Center Webinar: How to Effectively Manage Emails in Office365 | Presenter: Kenya Herring

May 1-31 | NCRA Celebrate Certification Month 

The month-long campaign is a way for NCRA members to show pride in the certifications they have earned, are working to earn, or are intending to earn.

May 1-31 | Mental Health Month

Check back for information about a series of webinars on mental health sponsored by the National Court Reporters Foundation. (No CEUs awarded)

May 1 | The Jim Bouley Family Lifetime Award for Altruism deadline

May 1 | Monyeen Black Memorial Grant opens 

The Monyeen Black Memorial Grant honors the memory of Monyeen Black, RPR, CRR. New professionals who have passed the RPR or RSR certification are encouraged to apply for the annual award which is worth $1,000.

May 1 | Michelle Grimes Memorial Grant opens 

The Michelle Grimes Memorial Grant honors the memory of Michelle Grimes and in honor of Rich Germosen, RDR, CRR, receiving the FAPR distinction. New professionals who have passed the RPR or RSR certification are encouraged to apply for the annual award which is worth $1,000.

May 3 | Learning Center Webinar | Presenter: Rebecca Bandy

May 10 | Learning Center Webinar: Wellness, Secondary Trauma, and Mental Health for Court Staff | Presenter: Timothy Grove

May 17 | Learning Center Webinar: Proactive Resilience: A Preventative Approach to Self-care | Presenter: Hilary Cobb

May 24 | Learning Center Webinar: Tech: Looking Sharp in Your Next Remote Proceeding | Presenter: Hector Cordova, CLVS

May 31 | Learning Center Webinar: Computers and Technology: Friend or Foe? | Presenter: Sarah Vaught

June 1-20 | Online Skills Tests registration 

RSR, RPR, RMR, CRR, and CRC registration is open for the July 120 testing window. Registration ends at midnight Eastern.

June 1-30 | Written Knowledge Tests registration  

RPR, RDR, CRC, and CLVS registration is open for the July 519 testing window. Registration ends at midnight Eastern.

June 2 | New Professional Reporter Grant deadline

June 7 | Learning Center Webinar: Tech: Tools to Separate Your Personal and Work Lives |Presenter: Hector Cordova, CLVS

June 14 | NCRF Career Launcher Grants close

June 17 | Monyeen Black Memorial Grant deadline

June 17 | Michelle Grimes Memorial Grant deadline

June 21 | Learning Center Webinar: Panasonic Camera Presentation | Presenter: Matthew Frazer

June 24 | NCRA Town Hall 

July 27-30 | 2022 NCRA Conference & Expo 

Join us in Houston, Texas, for the 2023 NCRA Conference & Expo, the Conference that brings together court reporting, captioning, and legal videography professionals from around the world. Plans are underway to include concurrent sessions for Firm Owners.

July 1 | NCRA A to Z® Scholarships open

July 1 | CASE Scholarships open

Aug. 1-20 | Online Skills Tests registration

RSR, RPR, RMR, CRR, and CRC registration is open for the Sept. 120 testing window. Registration ends at midnight Eastern.

Aug. 16 | Learning Center Webinar: CLVS: Sweetwater Presents Legal Video Audio Mixers and Lapel Mics | Presenter: Tiberius Huiu

Sept. 1-30 | Written Knowledge Tests registration 

RPR, RDR, CRC, and CLVS registration is open for the Oct. 419 testing window. Registration ends at midnight Eastern.

Sept. 1 | NCRA A to Z® Scholarships closes

Sept. 1 | CASE Scholarships closes

Sept. 1 | NCRF Student Intern Scholarships open

Sept. 6 | 2024 Membership Renewals open

In mid-November, paper membership renewal invoices will be mailed. Members can pay before the end of October or opt out if preferred and eliminate additional paper from entering their homes.

Sept. 14 | NCRF Career Launcher Grants close

Sept. 20 | Learning Center Webinar: Audio and video Settings to Make the Most of Your Remote Depositions | Presenters: Hector Cordova, CLVS; Alan Peacock, RDR, CRR

In this informative seminar, attendees will discuss the best audio options for remote depositions. If you’ve ever had a question about cables, connections, or settings for remote webinars, this is the place to learn. Attendees will also go over some of the major and hidden settings of Zoom that will enhance the reporter’s experience and confidence in remote Zoom settings. 

Sept. 30 | Continuing Education Credit(s) deadline

If 2023 is your cycle end date/year, you will need to complete your continuing education credits by this date. Remember to check your transcript online.

Oct. 1-20 | Online Skills Tests registration 

RSR, RPR, RMR, CRR, and CRC registration is open for the Nov. 120 testing window. Registration ends at midnight Eastern.

Oct. 4 | Learning Center Webinar: Tech: Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Computer and Online Accounts | Presenters: Hector Cordova, CLVS; Andrea Kreutz, CLVS

Oct. 18 | Learning Center Webinar: NCRA STRONG

Oct. 25 | Learning Center Webinar: Staying Safe Online with Password Protection | Presenter: Kenya Herring

Nov. 15 | Learning Center Webinar: Tax Tips and Tricks for Court Reporters | Presenter: Michelle Graham, CPA

Dec. 1-20 | Online Skills Tests registration 

RSR, RPR, RMR, CRR, and CRC registration is open for the Jan. 120, 2024, testing window. Registration ends at midnight Eastern.

Dec. 1-31 | Written Knowledge Tests registration 

RPR, RDR, CRC, and CLVS registration is open for the Jan. 2-18, 2024, testing window. Registration ends at midnight Eastern.

Dec. 10 | NCRF Student Intern Scholarships close

Dec. 14 | NCRF Career Launcher Grants close 

Dec. 31 | Membership Renewal due! 

Don’t forget to renew your membership by Dec. 31 so that you can enjoy the benefits of NCRA membership in 2024.

Please note that all dates are correct at the time of publication but are subject to change. For up-to-date information, visit NCRA.org /events or watch the JCR and JCR Weekly for news.

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