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Local court reporter earns national certification

RESTON, VA - The National Court Reporters Association has announced that Terri S. Grandchamp of Knoxville, Tennessee has earned the nationally recognized Registered Merit Reporter (RMR) certification. Grandchamp demonstrated her ability to produce a high-quality verbatim record. NCRA is the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, captioners, and legal videographers. RMR credentials distinguish stenographic court reporters and captioners as being among the top contributors to the profession in terms of reporting skills, transcript production, operating practices, and professionalism.

“Earning the RMR credential is quite a step forward in a court reporter’s career, especially given the amount of preparation and knowledge that successful candidates must possess to pass,” said Marcia Ferranto CEO and executive director of NCRA. “RMRs are among the top stenographic court reporters in the profession, and are often offered greater opportunities for challenging and lucrative job assignments. NCRA currently has approximately 3,000 members who hold this prestigious certification.”

Grandchamp is a member of NCRA and has worked as a court reporter for 35 years. She also holds the professional certification of Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR). Grandchamp is currently a court reporter for the U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee in Knoxville.

To be recognized as a RMR, candidates must pass a skills test that evaluates both speed and accuracy of various portions of court proceedings, including literary, jury charge, testimony, and questions and answers.

“I feel blessed to have achieved such a challenging certification and am honored to be a part of such a dynamic organization that continues to keep its members abreast of the latest technology and continually challenges us to stretch beyond our comfort zones to be the best that we can be in our profession,” Grandchamp said.

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

Published August 20, 2018

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