The objective of the Illinois Court Reporters Association is to assume responsibility for leadership and enlightenment of the users of verbatim shorthand reporting of proceedings and of the public regarding the special competency, importance and value of the shorthand reporting system. ILCRA works to encourage, establish and maintain high standards of professional education, competence and performance through the exchange of professional knowledge through discussion, study and publication.

Working Professional Court Reporter or Captioner $150
(less than 42 cents a day to protect your profession)

Students $40

Associate (Instructors) $50

Retired $50

Vendor $60
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ILCRA Member Benefits:

  • The ability to complete RPR, RMR, RDR, CRR, CBC, and CCP examinations and stay informed about test dates in Ad Infinitum.
  • Monitors, promotes, and lobbies to pass legislation favorable to the interest of court reporters, captioners and CART providers.
  • Stay up to date on legislation affecting our professions on a statewide and national basis through both our Legislative Committee and our lobbyist.  
  • Attend the annual conference and one-day seminars including continuing education and the latest in reporting technology.
  • The Ad Infinitum, an online newsletter containing the newest up-to-the-minute reporting developments throughout the state, highlights of board meetings, advertisements of vendors and agency owners, and names and telephone numbers of ILCRA officers.
  • Be a part of an affiliated state unit of the National Court Reporters Association.
  • Receive significantly reduced rates for the conventions and seminars.
  • Awards: Student Scholarships, a Distinguished Service Award, an Award of Excellence for an Outstanding Educator, and conducts speed contests each year.
  • Continue learning through multiple resources provided on the ILCRA website, including the CSR Act, Court Reporters' Act, Rules and Regulations of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Transcript Act, and ILCRA Bylaws. It also includes officers' names and contact information as well as Committees and Committee Members. ILCRA Member Information is included on the website under "Find a Reporter."
  • Participate in the Online Student Mentor Program.
  • The ability to send representative members to legislative boot camps, leadership conferences, and the national convention for training and education.
  • Members can receive reporters for demonstrations on request and attends career days throughout the state.
  • And much more!

Become an ILCRA member today and begin growing your voice and knowledge by leveraging our rich resources and connecting with your peers in the industry!

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