NCRA has designated May as Celebrate Certification Month. The month-long campaign is a way for its members to show pride in the certifications they have earned, are working to earn, or are intending to earn. It is also designed to help encourage those who haven’t considered earning one of the Association’s many nationally recognized certifications to rethink their decisions. The campaign offers members the opportunity to share with their clients and potential customers the reasons why choosing a professional who holds one or more professional certifications helps guarantee the delivery of high quality products and services.
NCRA is my association! I’ve been a continuous member for over 35 years. It has given me so much over the years, and I can’t imagine not being a member and holder of several certificates I’ve earned through their testing.
This past weekend I attended and worked with fellow colleagues on the NCRA Written Knowledge Test Committee at NCRA headquarters. What an awesome experience for me, both professionally and personally, to be in Washington, DC! The sites around the city were truly inspiring — just to think and reflect on all the amazing minds of history that walked the very same steps I did and to recall all that they accomplished is astounding.
As I am reflecting on my long weekend and the work my colleagues and I completed, I am ever grateful and thankful to be a court reporter! The single most important step I took at the beginning of my career was to join my professional association — the NCRA. I am also a member of the Tennessee Court Reporters Association and have developed even deeper bonds with my court reporter colleagues in my home state. There are so many benefits of joining a professional organization.
- professional development
- seminars and conferences
- support system with colleagues
- network opportunities
- find your passion and motivation
- mentoring opportunities
- strength in numbers
I am committed to professional and educational development in my goal to be the ultimate in professional reporting. The commitment to education and certification by testing ensures our clients that the highest level of professionalism is consistently met. Court reporting has pushed me to soar and reach that next certification (RPR, RMR, RDR, CRR, FAPR). I have grown and evolved because of this profession and the amazing people I’ve met during my career. It has helped me conquer my fear of putting myself out there when meeting new people. My colleagues make it fun to learn together and grow together by finding new and better ways to write short, sharing realtime tips, technology and gadget advice, and much more.
What are your goals for certification? Leave a comment and share your story. #NCRAInMay