Advanced Captioning

Recorded On: 04/06/2020


This e-seminar takes a deep dive into what's needed to provide CART/Broadcast Captioning remotely. Participants will be able to identify the equipment and streaming text platforms (including help resources) needed. Participants will also learn about available jobs for trained captioners and captioning tips. Total CEU 0.1.  Product will expire 30 days from registration.

Heidi Thomas

Thomas has been a court reporter since 1978 and a captioner since 1989. At the national level, Thomas served for six years on the NCRA Realtime Certification Committee, which developed the Certified CART Provider (CCP) and Certified Broadcast Captioner (CBC) certifications. She was also part of the team that developed the Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC) certification. She also served as a member of the NCRA Captioning Regulation and Captioning Committees. Since 2008, she has been a member of NCRA’s Council of the Academy of Professional Reporters (CAPR), which deals with certification and education issues. Thomas has served for many years on the faculty/training staff of NCRA.

Cathy Penniston, M.A., CSR (Iowa and Arizona), RPR, CRI

Cathy received her B.A. in Business Education from Iowa Wesleyan College and her M.A. in Education from Clarke College. Cathy currently teaches stenographic reporting at Des Moines Area Community College and works as an independent broadcast captioner.

Cathy spent 30 years working as an official court reporter for the state of Iowa before transitioning into her broadcast captioning and teaching career.

At the national level, Cathy has served as a member of the NCRA Board of Directors since 2018. Cathy has served on numerous NCRA committees and has spoken at NCRA conventions as well as student webinars.

Cathy is the recipient of the Roy Voelker Distinguished Service Award in Recognition of Outstanding Service to the Court Reporting Profession in Iowa. She is also the recipient of the Indian Hills Community College Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year Vision Award. 


Advanced Captioning Video
Open to view video.  |  60 minutes
Open to view video.  |  60 minutes This video should not be viewed on a mobile device. Video screen must be forefront screen. Minimizing the video or viewing from a mobile device will result in a miscalculation of the required minutes to complete this webinar.
Advanced Captioning Quiz
2 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  100/100 points to pass
2 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  100/100 points to pass To receive 0.1 Credit, you must answer both questions correctly. If you do not pass, you will have one more attempt. If both attempts are unsuccessful, you may purchase a quiz retake for $10. You may only purchase one quiz retake. *After passing the quiz, do not forget to view/print your certificate to gain your CEU credit.
Webinar Survey
5 Questions
Certificate - Advanced Captioning
0.100 CEU Credit credits  |  Certificate available
0.100 CEU Credit credits  |  Certificate available You must click on "VIEW/PRINT YOUR CERTIFICATE" in order for the credit to be posted to your NCRA transcript.