“Get certified because the better you write, the easier your job will be.”
-Kristin Wegryn, RPR, RMR, CRR
There are many certifications that are available for court reporters. But why should a court reporter become certified when they can do the same thing without a certification?
A professional certification defines you as a competent individual who cares about your profession and takes it seriously. It demonstrates your commitment to your profession, and your willingness to invest in your own development. Those things help you remain competitive, employable and valuable.
When you are certified you gain acknowledgement for your skills, knowledge and expertise within the field of reporting. Those few letters that follow your name will make a powerful statement about the capability that you bring to the table.
So what are those letters and what do they stand for? The OCRA (Ohio Court Reporters Association) spells it out for us:
Registered Professional Reporter (RPR)
Registered Merit Reporter (RMR)
Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR)
Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR)
Certified Broadcast Captioner (CBC)
Certified CART Provider (CCP)
Certified Legal Video Specialist (CLVS)
Certified Reporting Instructor (CRI)
Master Certified Reporting Instructor (MCRI)
Certified Program Evaluator (CPE)
Realtime Systems Administrator
Trial Presentation Certificate
Certified Manager of Reporting Services (CMRS)
What do each of these certifications mean and what are the requirements? Click below to find out more.
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This article was written by Michelle Cady-Cook. She is the Director of Marketing and part owner of Cady Reporting (a WBENC company). She is a sustaining member of the Cleveland Association of Parlegals and is currently serving as Chair of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Green Initiative Committee and Chair of the Follow Up Committee for the National Network of Reporting Companies (NNRC). She has been officially involved in the legal community for over 10 years. Within the framework of Cady Reporting Services, she partners with locally owned court reporting firms across the country to continually improve the practice of litigation.
Cady Reporting Services is located at 1468 W. 9th St. Cleveland, OH 44113. Our court reporters and videographers personally serve the state of Ohio, and we daily schedule court reporters and other litigation support services through our partners in the NNRC. The National Network of Reporting Companies is your personal connection to coverage wherever and whenever you need it.