First, watch all the tutorial’s video presentations and take a test. Each tutorial contains one test in true/false format and another test in multiple-choice format. Choose whichever test format you prefer. You do not have to take more than one test. The tests are presented as PDF files that can be read and printed using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program, which can be installed from the tutorial disk. Next, submit your test to e-CourtReporter, LLC, the sponsors of e-Power Video Tutorials. If you answer at least 75% of the questions correctly, you’ll be sent a Certificate of Completion and a form to submit to NCRA to obtain CEU credits.
Are NCRA-approved CE credits recognized by state certification boards?
Not automatically. It varies by state. In any case, certification boards are typically overworked and underfunded. If you need to ask a certification board to recognize the tutorials’ NCRA continuing education credits, please do not wait until the last minute.
If you’re a reporter in Texas, you will need to submit a CE application to the Court Reporters’ Certification Board, just as you submit one to the NCRA. Typically, the TCRCB charges $25 to process applications submitted before September 30th each year and $50 for applications submitted after September 30th. Naturally, they want to avoid getting overwhelmed with paperwork at the end of the year.