Local Court Reporter Earns National Certification: Kati Vogt recognized as Registered Diplomate Reporter

Kati M. VogtRESTON, Va., The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters and captioners, has announced that Kati Vogt has earned the nationally recognized Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR) certification, the highest credential available to stenographic court reporters. The reporters with the RDR credential are recognized as highly experienced and seasoned, and members of the profession’s elite. 

“Earning RDR credentials is a reflection of the commitment to advancement in a court reporter’s career and their professional growth. RDRs truly are the elite members of the court reporters and captioners when it comes to experience and knowledge of the latest technology, reporting practices, and professional practices,” said Marcia Ferranto, CEO and executive director of NCRA. “NCRA currently has about 350 members who hold this highly prestigious certification.” 

Vogt, from Biloxi, Mississippi, is a member of NCRA and has worked as a court reporter for 19 years. She also holds the professional certifications of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR), Registered Merit Reporter (RMR), and Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR). Vogt is currently a freelance court reporter for eDeposition Reporting Services. 

To be recognized as a RDR, candidates must hold the Registered Merit Reporter (RMR) certification and have five current and continuous years of membership in the NCRA, as well as pass a written knowledge test that focuses on the areas of technology, reporting practices, and professional practices. 

Career information about the court reporting profession—one of the leading career options that does not require a traditional four-year degree—can be found at NCRA.org. 

About NCRA

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) has been internationally recognized for promoting excellence among those who capture and convert the spoken word to text for more than 100 years. NCRA is committed to supporting its more than 16,000 members in achieving the highest level of professional expertise with educational opportunities and industry-recognized court reporting, educator and videographer certification programs. NCRA impacts legislative issues and the global marketplace through its actively involved membership. Forbes has named court reporting as one of the best career options that do not require a traditional four-year degree 
and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the court reporting field is expected to grow by 14 percent through the year 2020. For more information, visit NCRA.org. 

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