NCRA A to Z® Online Program - Asynchronous

NCRA A to Z® Online Program - Asynchronous

Welcome to the NCRA A to Z® Online Program

Imagine a career with a ringside seat to all the action:  

  • high-profile criminal trials
  • the House of Representatives and the Senate
  • major sporting events
  • breaking-news stories for TV

We’re called court reporters, stenographers, captioners, speed-texters, and realtime communication specialists. Whatever you call us, we are technology. Picture yourself getting paid to caption the games of your favorite sports team or working in the center of the action during a high-profile trial. 

This NCRA A to Z® online program is an asynchronous course with instructional videos and dictation materials. During this free program, experienced court reporters will teach you the alphabet in steno and how to write on a machine. Proof of iSteno App or access to a machine will be required prior to start of class.

*This will be a six-week session.

How to Get Started

Step 1:  Register for A to Z®

Step 2:  You will receive an email with a link to the course or you can access it from the dashboard within the Learning Center.

Step 3:  Download the iSteno app or obtain a steno machine through your own resources. You will not gain access to the course material until you confirm you have the app or a machine by submitting proof in the course under Machine/App Verification.

Step 4:  Once verification of app/machine is approved, explore the Let's Get Started section prior to the opening of the course.

Step 5: Complete all modules prior to the end of the course to qualify for the completion certificate.

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    Machine/ISteno App verification is required prior to entry to course. Please submit proof under the assignment section.


    Step 1: Register for the AtoZ Course. You will receive an email acknowledging your registration.

    Step 2: Complete the assignment.  You will need to upload proof that you have attained the iSteno app or already have a machine.  You will not be able to continue in the course until this assignment has been received and processed. If you have submitted proper proof you will receive a pass into the rest of the course.

    Step 3:  The remainder of the course will not open until August 12, 2022.  At 12:00 pm Eastern time, there will be a live Welcome Session. Please plan to attend if at all possible to get any of your questions answered.  It should be no more than thirty minutes.  It will be recorded for those that are unable to attend live.

    ***Course Schedule***

    WEEK

    MODULE/LESSONS

    Week 1

    Module 1, Introduction lesson through Lesson 4

    Week 2

    Module 2, Lessons 5 through 9

    Week 3

    Module 3, Lessons 10 through 13

    Week 4

    Module 4, Lesson 14 through 17

    Week 5

    Module 5, Lessons 18 through 22

    Week 6

    Module 6, Lessons 23 through 26, What’s Next


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    Live Welcome Session - August 12, 2022, at 12:00 pm Eastern Time

    Join the Welcome Session on August 12, 2022, at 12:00 pm Eastern time.  This is an opportunity to learn more about the program and the expectations to complete the course.  There will be time for questions at the conclusion.  

    The session will be no more than thirty minutes. It will be recorded and available for those unable to attend, but please make your best effort to attend.

  • Contains 5 Component(s)

    Course Site Demonstration, Documents and Resources, Discussion Forum, and Course Outline - This will not open until the course start date

    This will not open until the session start date

    Step 1:  Watch the short video demonstrating the various areas of the course site to get you familiar with its navigation.

    Step 2:  Go to the Documents and Resources Folder and download the syllabus which describes what you will be doing and when. 

    Step 3:  Go to the Discussion Forum - Introduction and introduce yourself to your classmates.

    ***Course Schedule***

    WEEK

    MODULE/LESSONS

    Week 1

    Module 1, Introduction lesson through Lesson 4

    Week 2

    Module 2, Lessons 5 through 9

    Week 3

    Module 3, Lessons 10 through 13

    Week 4

    Module 4, Lesson 14 through 17

    Week 5

    Module 5, Lessons 18 through 22

    Week 6

    Module 6, Lessons 23 through 26, What’s Next


  • Contains 17 Component(s)

    Learning Module 1 covers letters A - D.

    Learning Module 1 covers letters A - D.


  • Contains 21 Component(s)

    Learning Module 2 covers letters E - I.

    Learning Module 2 covers letters E - I.


  • Contains 17 Component(s)

    Learning Module 3 covers letters J - M.

    Learning Module 3 covers letters J - M.


  • Contains 17 Component(s)

    Learning Module 4 covers letters N - Q.

    Learning Module 4 covers letters N - Q.


  • Contains 21 Component(s)

    Learning Module 5 covers letters R - V.

    Learning Module 5 covers letters R - V.


  • Contains 17 Component(s)

    Learning Module 6 covers letters W - Z.

    Learning Module 6 covers letters W - Z.


  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    AtoZ Completion Certificate

    A to Z certificate