New prices set to go into effect for NCRA certifications program

One of the NCRA benefits most highly rated by members is its certifications program, which test members on reaching certain standards of practice in the profession. NCRA’s certifications, which include the RPR, RMR, RDR, CRR, CRC, and CLVS, are nationally recognized in the professional court reporting, captioning, and legal video professions, and, in some states, are required for a court reporter to work.

Effective January 2019, all Written Knowledge Test registration fees will increase by $10 in all categories. The new prices will be:

  • $160 (student member)
  • $195 (member)
  • $220 (non-member)

Effective January 2019, all online Skills Test registration fees will increase by $5 in all categories. The new prices will be:

Each RPR/RMR skills test leg(s):

  • $77 (student member)
  • $95 (member)
  • $120 (non-member)

CRR skills test: $200

CRC skills test:

  • $170 (student member)
  • $200 (member)
  • $220 (non-member)

NCRA strives to keep fees low for all members, especially regarding certification, which can be required for some people to work in certain states. Online skills test fees have had no increase since the inception of online testing in August 2015. The last time Written Knowledge Test fees were increased was in 2012. The increase of 4 percent is far lower than the change in the standard of living over the same period.