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NCRA Certification Testing

NCRA Certification Testing

NCRA certification and credentialing programs have set the standard for excellence since 1935. The programs were established to individually recognize the competence of court reporters, captioners and videographers. NCRA has selected Pearson VUE to administer their RPR, RDR, CRC and CLVS written knowledge examinations. Candidates interested in registering for a skills examination must register separately with NCRA.

Written Knowledge Exam Registration


You cannot schedule your Written Knowledge Exam with Pearson VUE before registering with NCRA and submitting your test fees. Within three business days of registering with NCRA, you will receive your NCRA Exam Confirmation and Scheduling Information, required to register with Pearson VUE. If you have not received your NCRA Exam Confirmation and Scheduling email after three business days, please contact

All candidates must present a photo ID for verification of identity when signing in to take your exam.

  • Without exception, the first and last name on your photo ID must match the first and last name in your NCRA record. For example, if you have recently married and NCRA has your married name, but your photo ID contains your maiden name, you will not be permitted to take your test. Or, if NCRA has your first name as Greg and your photo id has Gregory, you will not be permitted to take your test. If you have any questions or change your name after your initial registration, you must notify NCRA’s Testing Department at at least three business days prior to your test date.

Required Reading

For complete information on NCRA’s Written Knowledge Tests candidates must read before registering for an exam.

Scheduling your WKT for online at your own location?
For complete information on OnVUE exam information candidates must read the information before registering for the exam.
OnVUE exam information »

Scheduling your WKT at a Pearson Vue Test Center?
If you wish to schedule your NCRA WKT at a Pearson Vue Test center please make that selection during the online scheduling process or let your Pearson Vue customer service rep know if you are scheduling by phone. You can search for a Pearson Vue test center near you here.

Scheduling a Written Exam

Your NCRA Exam Confirmation and Scheduling Information is required to register for a test date and time for the Written Knowledge Exam. You will receive your NCRA Exam Confirmation and Scheduling Information from NCRA within three business days of registering for the Written Knowledge Exam with NCRA. If you do not receive your confirmation email within three business days please contact

Last updated 2021-06-03