NCRA A to Z® Online Program

NCRA A to Z® Online Program

Welcome to the NCRA A to Z® Online Program

This NCRA A to Z® online program is a six-week course with live instruction weekly, 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, machine rental, or access to a machine will be required prior to the start of class.**


How to Get Started

Step 1:  Register for the NCRA A to Z® Online Program

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

Step 3:  Download the iSteno app or obtain a steno machine through one of our rental partners. *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 first live class on October 13, 2022.  The Let's Get Started section will open on October 6, 2022.

Step 5: Complete all modules prior to the end of the course on November 22, 2022, to qualify for the completion certificate.


  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    Machine rental or access/ISteno App purchase 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 a machine through our rental partners or purchased the iSteno app.  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 October 7, 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


  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 10/06/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    Live Welcome Session - October 7, 2022, at 12:00 pm Eastern Time

    Join the Welcome Session on October 7, 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.  **Machine or iSteno app verification assignment must be complete in order for you to attend the Welcome Session**

  • Contains 13 Component(s)

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

    This will not open until one week prior to 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 18 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 10/13/2022 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

    Learning Module 1 covers letters A - D.

    Learning Module 1 covers letters A - D.


  • Contains 22 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 10/20/2022 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

    Learning Module 2 covers letters E - I.

    Learning Module 2 covers letters E - I.


  • Contains 18 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 10/27/2022 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

    Learning Module 3 covers letters J - M.

    Learning Module 3 covers letters J - M.


  • Contains 18 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/03/2022 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

    Learning Module 4 covers letters N - Q.

    Learning Module 4 covers letters N - Q.


  • Contains 22 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/10/2022 at 7:00 PM (EST)

    Learning Module 5 covers letters R - V.

    Learning Module 5 covers letters R - V.


  • Contains 18 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/17/2022 at 7:00 PM (EST)

    Learning Module 6 covers letters W - Z.

    Learning Module 6 covers letters W - Z.


  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    We encourage all A to Z attendees to complete the survey regardless of completion status.

    We encourage all A to Z attendees to complete the survey regardless of completion status.