We the Board of the New York State Court Reporters Association wish to take this opportunity to express our position on the following important matters.  We recognize the serious injustice that exists, and has existed for far too long, against Black and Brown people in our country, and other communities of color.  We have seen it in the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery and, sadly, many others.  And we also recognize that these are not recent issues, that they have been part of the fabric of our country since its inception.  NYSCRA strongly condemns all actions of racial injustice, discrimination, and police brutality. 

NYSCRA Celebrates Court Reporting and Captioning Week 2022

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 2022 Horizon Scholarship

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NYSCRA President's Message

Welcome to the digital doorstep of the oldest shorthand society in America.  Because of this professional legacy, we feel a special responsibility to ensure that stenographic reporting remains the Gold Standard of capturing the spoken word. 

Under our contemporary banner of NYSCRANow, we provide performance and knowledge tools as well as tangible employment advantages. 

CertifyNOW allows candidates to test remotely and whenever ready.  The OCA (NY state court) recognizes our ACR certification for provisional appointment.  The AO (federal court) accepts our RCR certification for salary and other income enhancement. 

StudentsNOW provides our future colleagues with real-world knowledge.  And each year we award reporting students with thousands of dollars through our Horizon Scholarship program. 

We do much more than these examples and there is much more to be done.  So I invite you to join us.  We need your membership support.  We also need your thoughts and your experience.  Others voluntarily work year-round, sometimes year after year, on issues that affect your profession and your income.  If you cannot join them, we can use your help only from time to time. 

The future is in our hands.  And our future starts NOW! 

Respectfully Submitted,
Dominick M. Tursi, NYSCRA President

 Watch the recorded version of the NYSCRA Town Hall:  Unifying the Stenographers of New York State

Recorded Sunday, May 16, 2021

To view the recorded video of the NYSCRA Town Hall held on Sunday, May 16, 2021 please click on the link below and use the access code provided. 

Access Code:  e&?08!Y?


Click the image above to download the  brochure promoting awareness of our association and of stenographic reporting.  
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The NYSCRA offers two voluntary certifications: 

New York Realtime Certified Reporter (NYRCR)
New York Association Certified Reporter (NYACR).

Members of our association who earn these credentials demonstrate a commitment to continual competence and improvement in
the art of shorthand reporting.

Please click on the links below to see a list of these current certified members.

New York Realtime Court Reporter (NYRCR)          New York Association Certified Reporter (NYACR)


 NYSCRA is asking you to sponsor a court reporting student!

The Horizon Scholarship Fund is organized for the purpose of sponsoring educational and scientific projects pertaining to the art of manual or mechanical verbatim reporting by the use of shorthand symbols, with particular emphasis on training and education and study in the advancement of the art of shorthand reporting.

The Horizon Scholarship Fund has been contributing $500.00 scholarships to worthy court reporting students since 1991.

Can we count on your help to fill the desperate need for court reporters? 

Your contribution of $250.00 will cover half a scholarship.

Please Click Here to download the Student Scholarship donation form 


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NYSCRA is pleased to announce that the New York State Unified Court System will now recognize our voluntary certifications, the RCR and ACR, for provisional employment.  Our ACR and RCR members are immediately eligible to earn above-average salaries and receive both medical and vacation benefits. 

Voluntary Certification Committee Chair, Debra A. Levinson, CSR-RMR-CRR-RCR, worked closely with OCA to encourage them to recognize NYSCRA’s certifications.  This means that members who hold the RCR or ACR certifications are not required to take an assessment test for an available position.  

We anticipate many reporters registering for our association’s voluntary exams. “Having that ACR or RCR is now like an insurance policy. You never know when the need for an employment change may present itself, and the NYS court system offers a really excellent package,” said Debra A. Levinson. 

 NYSCRA President's Message

TRANSform Our Association

 Court reporting has transformed my life in ways that I could not have imagined.  When I moved to New York City in 2008, I was an aspiring Broadway star who needed to find a survival job, and fast.  There are, without question, many dreamers, budding entrepreneurs, other aspiring performers, athletes, or what have you, who would love to enter a field that could open doors to their dreams.  If only they knew about it.  If only they knew how to get through school.  If only they knew how to be successful in the field.  If only there were a place, a group of seasoned professionals, available to reach out to them, to guide them, to show them the ropes so they too could be successful.  I believe NYSCRA is such a place.  

Please click HERE to read the Full President's Message