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Real-Time Captioners

Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Typically, the reporter considering real-time captioning work has passed the certified realtime captioner, registered professional reporter, or certified realtime reporter exams given by the National Court Reporters Association, or a comparable state certification exam. Potential employers may even require applicants to be certified. Additionally, the National Verbatim Reporters Association offers the following certifications: certified verbatim reporter, certificate of merit, realtime verbatim reporter, registered broadcast captioner, and registered CART provider.

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