At the 2021 Annual Convention in Clearwater, FCRA proudly launched the inaugural FPR-C (certified) skills component to our FPR.  We wish to extend a huge CONGRATULATIONS to our newly certified FPR-Cs.  We would also like to extend a special thank you to Sheri Smargon and our testing committee for their integral role in the successful launch of the FPR-C.

 

What is the FPR-C?

The FPR-C is the skills complement to FCRA’s FPR and is a voluntary (optional) skills examination. In order to be eligible to sit for the FPR-C, a candidate must:

  • Be a current member of FCRA*;
  • Be a steno or voice writer;
  • Provide his or her own laptop and CAT software for testing; and
  • Have the ability to email his or her test papers to the Committee for grading.

Click here for the full outline and procedures regarding the FPR-C's inaugural offering which was held June 25, 2021.  Future skills testing dates and procedures will be coming soon.

What is reciprocity and do I qualify?

A candidate who wishes to use the FPR-C designation but does not wish to test may use the FPR-C designation if they meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current FPR or pass the FPR before being eligible to use the FPR-C designation;
  • Be a current member of NCRA (National Court Reporters Association) and show proof to the Committee of their current membership status; and
  • Successfully passed at least one of the RPR, RMR, RDR, CRR, or CRC skills examinations awarded by NCRA. 

FPR-C reciprocity requires one of the following items which must attached with this registration form or submitted with your payment: 

  • Current NCRA CEU Cycle Transcript with certifications listed.  (Click here to access your transcript on NCRA’s website) 

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  • Letter from NCRA, on NCRA letterhead, indicating your current membership status and qualifying certification achieved (RPR or higher)

Where do I sign up for the FPR-C skills testing or apply for reciprocity?

SKILLS TESTING

The inaugural FPR-C skills testing took place on June 25, 2021, during the 2021 Annual Convention.  The next offering of the FPR-C skills testing will take place in 2022. 

RECIPROCITY APPLICATION

Click here to apply instantly using the Reciprocity form.

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Click here to download a mailable and/or e-mailable PDF form.

I need to take the FPR seminar and examination.  How can I do that?

The most recent online offering of the Florida Rules and Ethics Certification Seminar and FPR Examination ended June 22, 2021.  The next offering for the FPR seminar and examination will be online in the fall/winter 2021.  

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Still have questions?  Please email [email protected]


*A candidate may take the FPR-C before taking the FPR, but may not use the initials “FPR-C” until the candidate successfully passes the FPR modules and test.  A candidate who wishes to take the modules and examination for the FPR certification must be a participating member of FCRA.


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