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Facts & Figures

NVRA certifications for voice writers are almost identical to those of NCRA for steno writers. 

COMPARISON OF CERTIFICATIONS FOR COURT REPORTERS

*The times reflected for the skills tests in this chart reflect the time permitted for transcription.

 

NCRA RPR

NVRA CVR and CVR-S

NCRA RMR

 

Lit

JC

Q&A

WKT

Lit

JC

Q&A

WKT

Lit

JC

Q&A

WKT

Speed

180

200

225

115 ques.

180

200

225

100+ ques.

200

240

260

N/A

Accuracy

95%

95%

95%

70%

95%

95%

95%

70%

95%

95%

95%

 

 

 

NCRA RMR

NVRA CM and CM-S

NCRA RDR

 

Lit

JC

Q&A

WKT

Lit

JC

Q&A

WKT

WKT

Speed

200

240

260

N/A

200

240

260

N/A

115 ques.

Accuracy

 

95%

95%

95%

 

95%

95%

95%

 

70%

 

COMPARISON OF CERTIFICATIONS FOR REALTIME, CAPTIONERS, CART PROVIDERS

 

NCRA CRR

NVRA RVR-M and RVR-M-S

NVRA RVR and RVR-S

NCRA CRC*

NVRA RBC-M/RCP-M

 

Q&A

Q&A

Q&A

Lit

JC

Q&A

Lit

WKT

Lit

WKT

Speed

200

200

200

180

180

180

180

100 ques.

Variable up to 225

50 ques.

Accuracy

96%

96%

96%

95%

95%

95%

96%

70%

97.5%

70%

Time**

5 min

5 min

5 min

8 mins.

8 mins.

8 mins.

5 mins.

90 mins.

22.5 minutes

1 hour



 

 

 

 


*All candidates must attend the CRC workshop held at the annual convention.
**The times reflected for the skills tests in this chart reflect the length of the dictation.

ACRONYMS

NCRA

RPR

Registered Professional Reporter

NVRA

CVR or CVR-S

Certified Verbatim Reporter or
Certified Verbatim Reporter - Steno

 

RMR

Registered Merit Reporter

 

CM or CM-S

Certificate of Merit or Certificate of Merit - Steno

 

RDR

Registered Diplomat Reporter

 

RVR or RVR-S

Realtime Verbatim Reporter or Realtime Verbatim Reporter - Steno

 

CRR

Certified Realtime Reporter

 

RVR-M or RVR-M-S

Realtime Verbatim Reporter – Master or Realtime Verbatim Reporter - Master - steno

 

CRC

Certified Realtime Captioner

 

RVR/RVR-S

Realtime Verbatim Reporter or Realtime Verbatim Reporter - Steno

 

CBC

Certified Broadcast Captioner

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RBC-M

Registered Broadcast Captioner - Master

 

CCP

Certified CART Provider

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RCP-M

Registered CART Provider - Master