Upcoming events

    • 09/15/2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • We-Ko-Pa Resort, 10438 N. Fort McDowell Road, Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, AZ

    ACRA is proud to present the THIRD ANNUAL JIM BOULEY MEMORIAL 


    • Qualified competitors shall be a member in good standing with NCRA, ACRA, or be an RPR or a certified reporter in your state of residence.
    • Registration fee: $40.00 through August 20; $60 August 21 and after.
    • All applicants should have registration forms completed by August 20 to ensure successful room and event booking confirmations.

    Hotel accommodations

    This event is being held in conjunction with our 2017 Annual Convention and we have special room rates available through August 15 if you need to stay over.  Click here to go to We-Ko-Pa Resort reservation page for ACRA or call 480-789-5300.


    • Dictators will be Eileen Beltz and Patricia Edgar.


    • Literary at 220 wpm
    • Jury Charge at 240 wpm
    • Testimony/Q&A at 270 wpm


    • Contestants are given 90 minutes for each leg of the test.
    • No transcript will be rated that has more than 5% errors.
    • Testimony portion will be two-voice dictation, with Q’s and A’s neither counted nor read.
    • No tape recorders or recording devices are permitted in the exam room or the transcribing room.


    • All transcripts need to be labeled with your assigned number only. Transcripts with names on them will not be accepted.
    • One transcript needs to be submitted for each 5-minute take.
    • There will be a BACKUP printer, but contestants must bring their own.
    • Successful transcripts and shorthand notes become property of ACRA.
    • All other transcripts will be available for review after the announcement of the winners.


    • Contestants are not permitted in the grading room during grading process.
    • The contestant who qualifies on the 3 tests with the highest average for the 3 shall be declared champion.
    • Professionalism Barred: If requested, contestants must give to the committee satisfactory assurance that they have not received, directly or indirectly, any remuneration or promise of remuneration of whatever character for entering or winning any part of this contest.

    Decisions of committee are final

    • Four members of the grading committee are: Eileen Beltz, Kim Portik, Patricia Edgar, and Doreen Sutton.


    • Champion’s name will be permanently inscribed on the ACRA Speed Contest Championship Traveling Trophy, which the winner may keep for one year, to be returned in advance of the contest the following year, where it once again will go to that next year’s champion.
    • The Champion will also receive a “keeper” 1st place trophy as well as a gold medal.
    • Second place will receive a silver medal.
    • Third place will receive a bronze medal.
    • Certificates for all who attain a 95% or higher.
    • Contest committee publishes those names in the next ArizoNotes newsletter and will update each year on the website.

    Obtaining PDCs

    • Credential holders who successfully complete a speed contest at or above the level of the RMR speeds may earn 0.25 PDC per leg. Per NCRA rules, only 1.0 PDC per cycle may be applied toward NCRA certification.
    • 09/16/2017
    • 7:30 AM
    • 09/17/2017
    • 12:30 PM
    • We-Ko-Pa Resort, 10238 N. Fort McDowell Road, Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, AZ

    September 16 & 17, 2017

    We-Ko-Pa Resort in Scottsdale/Fountain Hills

    The Program:

    "Bump It Up!" is our theme for 2017.  An exceptional line-up of speakers will cover such topics as Situational Awareness and Active Violence, Realtime Skills and Speed Writing, Online Testing, Ethics, and Emotional Well-being and Life Balance.  Click here to see more detail on the speakers, the topics, and the schedule.

    The Venue:

    The fabulous We-Ko-Pa Resort in Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, Arizona, is the site for our 2017 Annual Convention. For room reservations at out $99.00 ACRA rate click here or call 480-789-5300.  Cut-off date for the ACRA rate is August 15. For more information about the resort, click here.


    The Fun:

    There will be lots of games, raffles, and socializing.  Two continental breakfasts, breaks, and lunch will be provided.


    Court reporting students are welcome to attend this event without charge.  By registering, students commit to attend all or a portion of the seminars.  When registering, use the code "STUDENT" to access the form.
    If you would like to contribute to the Student Attendance Fund to defray the cost of these lunches, click here, and thank you!

    Event Sponsorships:

    ACRA depends on the financial support of our sponsors to be able to provide quality programming for our events.  Please consider being a sponsor. Whether big or small, it is all appreciated.
    Want to see the several ways you can sponsor this event?  Click here.

    Prize and Raffle Donations:

    Our raffles provide us with a lot of fun at our events, and they also help to offset some of our expenses so we can provide excellent programs.  We would love to know ahead of time what raffle items or cash you can contribute.
    Want to donate a cash prize or a raffle item?  Click here.

    Exhibitors & Vendors:

    From keeping up with advancements in technology all the way to finding that perfect set of earrings, our exhibitors and vendors provide us with a wonderful array of goods.
    To register as an Exhibitor or Vendor, click here.

    Printable Registration Form:

    Click here to download a printable form that you can FAX or mail in.

    Registrations after Sunday, September 10 will include a $30 late fee.  Register early!

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