629 North Main Street Hattiesburg, MS 39401


Update:  Online written testing for CVR-CM, RBC-M and RCP-M testing is now available during the last two weeks of each month. 

2017 Testing Schedule:                                                                                  

January 14-15, Charlotte, NC -  Registration Closed
Jan. 21-22, Little Rock, AR-  Registration Closed
March 18-19, Atlanta, GA - Registration Closed
*New Schedule Addition:  April 8-9, Boston, MA - Registration Closed
May 20-21, Cleveland, OH - Registration Deadline May 12
June 24-25, Atlanta, GA
July 8-9, Little Rock, AR
August 2-3, Kansas City, MO
September 16-17, Savannah, GA
November 11-12, Jacksonville, FL
December 2-3, Atlanta, GA

Certification Testing - Click Testing Event Below for Details and Registration Form
Title Start Date End Date Event Type Where
PARMA, OHIO: May 20-21 05-20-2017 05-21-2017 Testing Cleveland, Ohio
ATLANTA: June 24-25 06-24-2017 06-25-2017 Testing Atlanta, GA
LITTLE ROCK, AR: July 8-9 07-08-2017 07-09-2017 Testing Little Rock, AR
NVRA 2017 Annual Convention 08-02-2017 08-05-2017 Testing Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza
KANSAS CITY, MO: August 2-3 08-02-2017 08-03-2017 Testing Kansas City, MO
SAVANNAH: September 16-17 09-16-2017 09-17-2017 Testing Savannah, GA
JACKSONVILLE, FL: November 11-12 11-11-2017 11-12-2017 Testing Jacksonville, FL
ATLANTA: December 2-3, 2017 12-02-2017 12-03-2017 Testing Atlanta, GA

Register for Broadcast Captioning and CART testing:

RBC-M and RCP-M Test Registration                                                                                                      


Register for Online Written Test - offered monthly:

Online Written Test Registration   

Policies and Procedures:

Key to Testing Abbreviations:

     CVR® - Certified Verbatim Reporter®
     CVR®-CM - Certified Verbatim Reporter®-Certificate of Merit
     MVR - Military Verbatim Reporter
     RVR® - Realtime Verbatim Reporter
     RBC-M™ - Registered Broadcast Captioner - Master
     RCP-M™ - Registered CART Provider - Master
     NSC - National Speed Champion

Reminder:  A passing score on the Written Knowledge Test is valid for a period of three years provided continuous NVRA membership is maintained. If you held a passing score on the Written Knowledge Test as of December 1, 2015, that score expires on November 30, 2018, and you must retake the Written Knowledge Test in order to achieve your CVR.

The following states and the District of Columbia currently allow voice writers to practice in their judicial systems: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona (by VR system), Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana (pending),Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico (realtime only), North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington, DC.