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How to Locate A CART Provider

The NCRA Online CART Provider Directory is a service provided by NCRA to make it easier for both consumers and CART Providers to locate qualified providers in your area. Please take a moment to find out more about the CART Providers Directory

As noted in the CART Provider's Manual, published by NCRA's CART Task Force, the nationally recognized Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) designation at this time is a requisite for the qualified CART provider. The RPR certifies the entry-level reporter's ability to provide a verbatim record at speeds ranging from 180 to 225 words per minute with a minimum accuracy of 95 percent. The Task Force also recommends the attainment of the Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR) designation. A CRR has proven his or her ability to write realtime at variable speeds ranging from 180 to 200 words per minute with a minimum accuracy of 96 percent. NCRA also strongly urges all CART providers to familiarize themselves with the CART Provider's Manual.

NCRA's Professional Services Locator (a paid listing) includes CART providers, their certifications, other credentials and areas of experience.

You can also access the CARTWheel membership directory. CARTWheel is a voluntary membership association in which the participating CART providers have stated their commitment of adhering to suggested guidelines for providing high-quality CART service and have been endorsed by current CARTWheel members and consumers who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

NCRA strongly believes that CART providers should accept assignments using discretion with regard to skill, setting and the consumers involved, and accurately represent their qualifications for CART. For more information on the ethical behavior expected of CART providers, view Section III and Section IV of the Guidelines for Professional Practice as published by the National Court Reporters Association. For more information on the professional skills expected of qualified CART providers, view the CART Provider's Manual.

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