NEW SECTIONS OF VOLUNTARY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM APPROVED
At the September 9, 2011 KyCRA business meeting, the membership approved several proposed amendments to KyCRA's Voluntary Certification Program. These amendments were designed to make it easier to earn CEUs and also to conform with new CEU rules that NCRA has adopted.
Starting with the three-year CEU cycle which began on January 1, 2011, a KyCRA Certified Court Reporter may request a four-month extension of their three-year CEU cycle expiration date. The reporter will be given until April 30, 2014 to earn three CEUs for the 1/1/11-12/31/13 cycle. But during the next cycle date that runs 1/1/14-12/31/16, the reporter must earn three CEUs in addition to the CEUs earned in the four-month extension period. This extension request must be made in writing and must be accompanied by a $35 processing fee. The form for such request is available for download below.
Also starting with the three-year CEU cycle which began on January 1, 2011, a KyCRA CCR may carry forward up to 0.5 CEU of any credits earned in excess of their current cycle requirements and apply them to their next cycle. A maximum of 0.5 CEUs can be carried forward. Those excess CEUs must be earned in the last six months of the CCR's cycle. The excess CEUs must be submitted to KyCRA for processing prior to the CCR's three-year cycle end date. This carryover request must be made in writing. The form for such request will be made available here on our website at a future date.
One new way of earning CEUs is through service on any KyCRA board or committee. Beginning on 9/9/11, KyCRA CCRs will receive .25 CEUs per year of service on a KyCRA board or committee. KyCRA members must submit a form, available on KyCRA's Web site, with a $25 processing fee when requesting the credits, and the year of service must be completed prior to submission.
To download this application, click the form: KyCRA CEU Extension Request Form.pdf