Rhode Island Shorthand Reporters Association | RISRA

Welcome To RISRA

Due to a scheduling conflict, RISRA must
cancel its Fall Motivational Seminar.
Members who have pre-paid will be fully refunded.
We apologize for any inconvenience,
and thank you in advance for your understanding.
Please stay tuned for Spring of 2023!

Dear Members, Associate Members, and Students:

Welcome to RISRA’s home page. Please check “Notices” to your right, highlighting current news, events, and registration/information for NCRA approved seminars.

RISRA works collaboratively with NCRA to provide its members approved Continuing Education Credit at a substantially reduced rate, and our goal is to continue to provide semi-annual events. In addition, though, as president, I always keep my eyes and ears open for “other” opportunities for its members to earn CEU credit and retain their certification(s), and I promise to share that information with you. Always check the “Notices” link on our home page for new opportunities.

To all members, and especially those who participate and attend RISRA events, I’d like to thank you for your support! I hope you enjoy the various speakers and topics. RISRA is always looking for new ideas, and welcomes members’ recommendations.

Let me also state that it is really a pleasure to see our state association come together as a group. Not only does our state association offer educational seminar events, but it is also a great way to meet, greet, and catch up with colleagues, be it official reporters, freelance, CART, retirees, and of course, our aspiring students.

Remember our theme, “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely yours,

Lori Spremulli Confreda

We are always looking for feedback from our members.
If you have any comments or suggestions on ways to enhance our web site and/or the RISRA organization, please contact us.


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Your Path Back To Certification
Have You Let Your NCRA Membership and/or Certification Lapse? If so, use the link below to learn about

Promote the Court Reporting Profession and Earn PDCs
We are accepting members to join our “We Are Technology” sub-committee. Please visit the link below for details.

Please Consider Sponsoring A Student
NCRA headquarters has been flooded with requests from students who would like to join NCRA under the Student Sponsorship Program. Through member sponsorships, NCRA has created a way for students to join NCRA for their first year at no cost to them. However, due to high demand, there is currently a waitlist, and the students need help from you.

For only $65 per student, you can help a future court reporter gain access to the following:

  • An online mentorship program
  • Deep discounts to NCRA certifications
  • A Staples discount that will allow them to purchase school supplies
  • Discounts on store items like the RPR Study Guide
  • Ability to use the student rate for the NCRA Annual Convention

If you’re interested in sponsoring a student, use the link below to download the form and return the completed form to membership@ncra.org.


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