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Time’s (almost) up! Speed and Realtime Contests registration closes July 5. Graders still needed

Volunteers are still needed to help with on-site grading for the National Speed and Realtime Contests being held during the 2024 NCRA Conference & Expo happening Aug. 1-3 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Ky. Contestant registration closes July 5.

Graders are needed beginning the afternoon of July 31 through Aug. 2. Volunteers who sign up to help grade can earn 0.25 Professional Development Credit (PDC*) for every two hours they assist, and they will be able to brag about their roles in participating in the making of Association history.

And if you are an RMR, CRR, or CRC looking for a challenge, now is the time to test your skills against your peers’ by signing up to compete in either or both contests. The NCRA Speed Contest starts at 9 a.m., Wednesday, July 31, and the NCRA Realtime Contest takes place after lunch on Thursday, Aug. 1. Registration for both contests closes July 5.

Spectators are allowed for both events, but phones, laptops, and other electronic devices that might go off during the contest are not.

Winners of the contests and top scorers in each leg of the competitions will be announced at a special awards luncheon Saturday, Aug. 3, where they will be recognized as champions before their peers.

For more information or to sign up to serve as a volunteer grader and earn 0.25 PDC per two hours, please contact NCRA Director of Communications & Public Relations Annemarie Roketenetz at

Interested in competing? Register for either or both contests here.

*PDCs are Professional Development Credits, a subset of Continuing Education Units, which can be applied to the overall CEU requirement for maintaining certification. PDCs may be granted for qualifying activities that do not include class time such as transcribing documents for the NCRF Oral Histories Project. Most individuals are limited to 1.0 PDC per cycle toward their continuing education requirements.