The National Court Reporters Association, the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, captioners and legal videographers, announced Marisa Nold earned the nationally recognized registered professional reporter (RPR) certification, having demonstrated her ability to produce a high-quality verbatim record. RPR certification distinguishes stenographic court reporters as being among the top contributors to the profession in terms of reporting skills, transcript production, reporting and operating practices, and professionalism.
A press release said, “Earning RPR credentials is quite an accomplishment given the amount of preparation and knowledge that successful candidates must possess to pass. Those who hold RPR credentials are not only among the top stenographic court reporters in the profession, but they also embark on a path of lifetime learning with continuing education requirements.”
Nold, from Buffalo, is a member of NCRA and works as an official court reporter for the New York State Unified Court System. She also holds the professional certification of New York Association certified reporter.
To be recognized as an RPR, candidates must pass a written knowledge test on industry-best practices and a skills test that combine a challenging threshold of both speed and accuracy. RPR-certified court reporters are in high demand among the nation’s premier law firms, courthouses and other scenarios in which a reliable, accurate transcript of proceedings is required.
“The registered professional reporter is a demonstration of the professional skills and competence that is required to perform the duties of a court reporter in and out of the legal field. Obtaining this certification is a major personal achievement, and I am grateful to the National Court Reporters Association for continuing to promote the court reporting profession and the gold standard that we set ourselves to,” Nold said.
The court reporting and captioning professions offer viable career choices that do not require a four-year college degree and yet offer good salaries, flexible schedules and interesting venues. There is currently an increasing demand for more reporters and captioners to meet the growing number of employment opportunities available nationwide and abroad. Court reporters and captioners rely on the latest in technology to use stenographic machines to capture the spoken word and translate it into written text in real time. These professionals work both in and out of the courtroom recording legal cases and depositions, providing live captioning of events, and assisting members of the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities with gaining access to information, entertainment and educational opportunities.
To arrange an interview with a working court reporter or captioner, or to learn more about the lucrative and flexible court reporting or captioning professions and the many job opportunities currently available, email [email protected].
The National Court Reporters Association has been the internationally recognized for promoting excellence among those who capture and convert the spoken word to text for more than 100 years. NCRA is committed to supporting its more than 14,000 members in achieving the highest level of professional expertise with educational opportunities and industry-recognized court reporting, educator and videographer certification programs. NCRA impacts legislative issues and the global marketplace through its actively involved membership. Visit NCRA DiscoverSteno.org.