Specializations Exams

TCRA offers the following exams for further certification:
Texas Certified Realtime Reporter (TCRR)
Texas Merit Reporter (TMR)
CART Provider

Upcoming Exam Date:   
Next exams will be held at the 2017 Annual Convention - June 29 - July 2, 2017, in Fort Worth, TX.
The Speed Cup Contest will be held on Thursday, June 29, at 9:00 a.m.
The Realtime Contest will be held on Friday, June 30, at 7:00 a.m.
The TCRR and CART exams will be given June 30, at 8:00 a.m.
The TMR Exam will be given on June 30, at 6:30 p.m.

Click here for more information about the exams. (Candidate Packet)
Click here for the registration or waiver form.

Speed Cup Contest
The Speed Cup is awarded to the reporter displaying the highest accuracy and speed in a timed writing. The dictation speeds are 220 wpm Literary, 230 wpm Legal Opinion, and 280 wpm Q&A. In order to qualify, a contestant must have at least 95% accuracy in all three categories. Registrants must be a TCRA Professional member, NCRA member, a current resident of Texas and a Registered Merit Reporter. Registrants must also bring their own equipment, extension cord, and a power strip.

Realtime Contest
This competition consists of five minutes of Q&A dictation at 200 wpm written via realtime to a computer, no editing allowed. The contestants must create an ASCII file of the unedited contest material and in order to qualify, they must have at least 96% accuracy. Registrants must be a Texas CSR, a TCRA Professional member and a current resident of Texas. Contestants must bring their own equipment, extension cord, power strip and provide backup media.

News & Events


Golf Tournament
September 23, 2017
Tierra Verde Golf Club


Regional Seminar
October 7, 2017
Midland, TX


Board Meetings
September 9, 2017
Arlington,TX
November 18, 2017
Midland, TX
February 3, 2018 - TBA
April 28, 2018 - TBA
June 21, 2018
The Woodlands, TX

2018 Annual Convention
June 21-24, 2018
The Woodlands, TX