We at ICRA encourage you to take advantage of this time before the rush of returning to work as usual to complete any CEU's you may need.  NCRA has extended the deadline until January of 2021 for those whose points need to be in by September of this year only.  

Here are a couple of links for NCRA sponsored events:

NCRA various webinars

An additional possible resource is other state associations.  As we hear of any webinars from other states we will update our website with any information we receive.  If anyone hears of any online opportunities, please email  We would love to be able to work together to share information as we can.

Margie Wakeman Wells also offers various online seminars on grammar and punctuation.  Her website is

Our thoughts are with everyone during this time of uncertainty.  We wish you safety and health, and look forward to the opportunity of all being together in the future!  Please reach out to any board member if you need assistance with anything.

ICRA's purpose is to promote and advance the interest of those persons engaged in the profession of shorthand reporting throughout the state of Iowa, to develop greater awareness in appreciation for the profession through public education, and to generally promote the shorthand reporting industry.


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Have you ever wondered what ICRA does?   Your dues help accomplish the following:

  • Keeps you informed on new policy developments or legislative changes​
  • Works to maintain your right to be certified​
  • Retains the services of a well-respected lobbyist to further our goals with both the Supreme Court and the Iowa legislature​
  • Has diverse committees to efficiently facilitate the goals of Iowa court reporters​
  • Sponsors annual conventions and midyear seminars, including continuing education and the latest in reporting technology
  • Publishes the newsletter In Verbis, which informs reporters of developments in the reporting field, provides information on a variety of subjects ranging from word lists to rule changes, contains advertisements of vendors and agency owners, highlights meetings, and contains names and phone numbers of ICRA’s officers, directors, lobbyist, and executive director
  • ​​Publishes a membership directory​
  • Awards the Mary L. Brown Scholarship yearly to a deserving student​
  • Is a voice at NCRA conferences and meetings​​
  • Serves as an affiliated state unit to the National Court Reporters Association​
  • Cooperates with the judicial branch, reporting schools, law schools, and the deaf community on common goals​
  • Has a long tradition as a strong association with dedicated members!

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