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Sandy EdmonsonLocal Court Reporter Earns National Certification

Sandy Edmonson recognized as Registered Diplomate Reporter


RESTON, Va., [November 16, 2017]—The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters and captioners, has announced that Sandy Edmonson 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 for 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.”


Edmonson, from Hanford, California, is a member of NCRA and has worked as a court reporter for 30 years. She also holds the professional certifications of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR), Registered Merit Reporter (RMR), Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), and Certified Realtime Captioner (CRC), as well as the California state certification of Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR).  Edmonson is currently a court reporter with Wood & Randall Certified Shorthand Reporters.


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.


“I am very proud to have earned this certification.  I have to credit NCRA with requiring members to complete continuing education in order to maintain their certifications.  That requirement and my years of experience in both court and deposition settings gave me the knowledge to achieve the RDR certification.”


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


About NCRA

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is 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