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Aug 13

CBC Requirements

The acronym CBC stands for, “certified broadcast captioner.” CBC certification is issued by the National Court Reporters Association via a two-part examination.

The CBC test consists of a written knowledge test and a skills test.

The written knowledge portion of the CBC test must be passed with a percentage of 70% or higher. The questions on the written knowledge test are based on the following categories: Language skills, writing realtime, research, and realtime writing in the broadcast environment.

The CBC skills test is comprised of the following three steps:

1) Setting up and operating your equipment.

2) Accurately writing realtime for five minutes at 96% accuracy from professionally recorded literary material at the speed of 180 words per minute.

3) Converting your file to an ASCII text file.

The written knowledge test and skills test are offered on separate days.

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