Credentials

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Our team of highly skilled stenocaptioners provide services to clients across the nation. Certification for captioners is offered by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) and by state court reporters’ associations like the Oregon Court Reporters Association (OCRA).

LNS captioners hold national and state certifications which include:

  • Registered Merit Reporter – NCRA (RMR), an advanced certification, including written knowledge exam. The three test legs are given at speeds of 200-260 words per minute with 95% or higher accuracy.
  • Registered Diplomate Reporter—NCRA (RDR), a written knowledge exam that is the high-level achievement exam.
  • Registered Professional Reporter – NCRA (RPR), the basic national court reporting certification, which includes a written knowledge exam, given at speeds of 180-225 words per minute.
  • Oregon Award of Excellence (OCRA), a skills-only test. The three test legs are given at speeds of 210-270 words per minute with 95% or higher accuracy.

NCRA’s realtime examinations – the CRR, CCP, and CBC – consist of five minutes of dictation at 180 words per minute and a knowledge test, which varies with each exam. The test candidate closes the realtime file at the end of the dictation and turns in an unedited file for scoring. 96% accuracy must be achieved in order to pass the examination.

  • Certified Realtime Reporter – NCRA (CRR), a basic realtime skills test with the same written knowledge test as the RPR test. The test is given at a speed of 180 words per minute with 96% or higher accuracy.
  • Certified CART Provider (CCP), a basic realtime skills test with a written knowledge test focusing on Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART).
  • Certified Broadcast Captioner-NCRA (CBC), the same skills test as CRR, but a different written knowledge test focusing on broadcast TV.

To read more about captioner certifications, visit NCRA’s Certifications page.