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Ella Rowe Hardwick

Ella Rowe Hardwick

So I said "gun" about a thousand times in this trial, and I don't think it translated right once. Ugh. Does anyone have a suggestion for a voice steno for "gun"???

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Donald Scott

Donald Scott

I recently posted a photo of a captioner dressed in what I considered to be inappropriate attire for the occasion. I took some criticism for it, rightfully so, (1) because I posted a photo of the individual, and (2) because I was ignorant of what appropriate dress was for that occasion. Lesson learned. Spring forward a few months. I ran across a reporter in court the other day wearing a nice navy-blue suit, casual shoes, and no socks. I thought about it -- not too long -- and decided it too was inappropriate for the occasion. We were in a courtroom; he was reporting a hearing. This is something I have a little experience with. I'm not a member of the proper-attire police, but I do believe how I dress and how fellow reporters dress in the professional arena reflects on all of us. I would like to know how others feel about this. I may be reflecting my age and my preferences of proper dress, and perhaps times have changed and fashion has changed, and what is unacceptable to my generation may be acceptable to younger generations. Perhaps my edition of "Rules of Men's Dress" is outdated. If I'm wrong, please educate me The photo is a stock photo, and not one of an actual court reporter -- to my knowledge.

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Lynda Monroe

Lynda Monroe

Anybody else not able to get to the website?

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Brenda Schmelz

Brenda Schmelz

What topics would you like to see covered in our monthly chats?

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Olympia Williams

Olympia Williams

Having an issue and I'm getting mixed answers. I've already paid for my certification test. I paid for the dictation and the written test. I'm being told from different people that I have to pay for some workshop, which is another $125. The workshop options on the application say optional even for a first time. Am I missing something here?

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Upcoming Events
TESTING: March 18-19, 201...
3/18/2017
Atlanta, GA

 

March 18-19, 2017

March 18 - CVR Test Readiness Session, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
March 18 - RVR Testing, 9:00 am
March 18 - On-Site Written Testing, 10:00 am - Noon
March 19 - CVR and CVR-CM Testing, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (ending times vary by tester)

Registration Deadline:  March 10, 2017 (A $50.00 late fee will apply after this date.)
Window for Online Written Tests:  March 19-April 1, 2017*
RBC and RCP Remote Dictation will be scheduled after registration closes on March 10.  You will be contacted to establish a mutally agreed upon time to take your remote dictation test.

 

LINKS TO REGISTER:

CVR and CM Test Registration
RBC and RCP Test Registration
RVR Test Registration

**If you are taking the online written exam through Comira, you must register through NVRA.  Upon registration through NVRA, you will receive information on test scheduling.**

TEST LOCATION:
Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport North
3450 Bobby Brown Parkway
East Point (Atlanta), GA  30344
(404) 767-9300

Hotel Reservation Website


 

 

TESTING: May 20-21, 2017
5/20/2017
Cleveland, Ohio

 

May 20-21, 2017

May 20 - CVR Test Readiness Session, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
May 20 - RVR Testing, 9:00 am
May 20 - On-Site Written Testing, 10:00 am - Noon
May 21 - CVR and CVR-CM Testing, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (ending times vary by tester)

Registration Deadline:  May 12, 2017 (A $50.00 late fee will apply after this date.)
Window for Online Written Tests:  May 21 - June 3, 2017*
RBC and RCP Remote Dictation will be scheduled after registration closes on May 12.  You will be contacted to establish a mutally agreed upon time to take your remote dictation test.

 

LINKS TO REGISTER:

CVR and CM Test Registration
RBC and RCP Test Registration
RVR Test Registration

**If you are taking the online written exam through Comira, you must register through NVRA.  Upon registration through NVRA, you will receive information on test scheduling.**

TEST LOCATION:
Cuyahoga Community College - Western Campus
11000 W. Pleasant Valley Road
Parma, OH  44130
 
Business & Technology, Room C233.  The best place to park is in the C parking lot on the campus.


 

 

TESTING: June 24-25, 2017
6/24/2017
Atlanta, GA

 

June 24-25, 2017

June 24 - CVR Test Readiness Session, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
June 24 - RVR Testing, 9:00 am
June 24 - On-Site Written Testing, 10:00 am - Noon
June 25 - CVR and CVR-CM Testing, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (ending times vary by tester)

Registration Deadline:  June 16, 2017 (A $50.00 late fee will apply after this date.)
Window for Online Written Tests:  June 18 - July 1, 2017*  (Registration deadline for the online written test will be June 9.)
RBC and RCP Remote Dictation will be scheduled after registration closes on June 16.  You will be contacted to establish a mutally agreed upon time to take your remote dictation test.

 

LINKS TO REGISTER:

CVR and CM Test Registration
RBC and RCP Test Registration
RVR Test Registration

**If you are taking the online written exam through Comira, you must register through NVRA.  Upon registration through NVRA, you will receive information on test scheduling.**

TEST LOCATION:
Hilton Garden Inn
3437 Bobby Brown Parkway
East Point, GA  30344

NVRA has reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn at the group rate of $110.00 per night plus tax.  Please call 404-477-6600 for reservations.  Reference National Verbatim Reporters Association.

 

 

TESTING: July 8-9, 2017
7/8/2017
Little Rock, AR

 

July 8-9, 2017

July 8 - CVR Test Readiness Session, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
July 8 - RVR Testing, 9:00 am
July 8 - On-Site Written Testing, 10:00 am - Noon
July 9 - CVR and CVR-CM Testing, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (ending times vary by tester)

Registration Deadline:  June 30, 2017 (A $50.00 late fee will apply after this date.)
Window for Online Written Tests:  July 16 - July 31, 2017*
RBC and RCP Remote Dictation will be scheduled after registration closes on June 30.  You will be contacted to establish a mutally agreed upon time to take your remote dictation test.

 

LINKS TO REGISTER:

CVR and CM Test Registration
RBC and RCP Test Registration
RVR Test Registration

**If you are taking the online written exam through Comira, you must register through NVRA.  Upon registration through NVRA, you will receive information on test scheduling.**

TEST LOCATION:
William H. Bowen School of Law
1201 McMath Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72202

Driving directions.  Parking is free.
Link to hotels near William H. Bowen School of Law
NVRA 2017 Annual Conventi...
8/2/2017
Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza

 

2017 NVRA Annual Convention
Kansas City, Missouri
August 2-5
Intercontinental Kansas City on the Plaza

Convention Hotel:
Intercontinental Kansas City on the Plaza
Room Rate:  $139 single or double



 

Recent News

Listen to a recording of the January 24th Chat:  Setting Yourself Up for Success in Broadcast Captioning or CART

NVRA Bylaws Revision Chat to be held January 31 -- 7:30 p.m. (Eastern)

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March 18-19, 2017
Atlanta, GA
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