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RFO offers four different training courses. Each covers a different aspect of steno writing. Courses are all taught remotely, and require different levels of expertise. Weekly assignments are given for each course to progress student’s learning. All training courses are eligible for CEUs from the NCRA.

Realtime Training:

This course is meant for students who want to learn the fundamentals of realtime theory by resolving their writing conflicts and overcoming word boundaries.

Prerequisite: Entrance level is based on TER (Total Error Rate) of an initial file submitted under direction of instructor. Thorough knowledge of CAT software is required.

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Communication Access Realtime Translation Training:

This is a new and innovative training program that will prepare you for a career as a CART provider.

Prerequisite: Proficient realtime writers. Thorough knowledge of CAT software is required.

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Captioning Training:

The original Caption Masters Series (CMS) seminar, has helped to train thousands of realtime reporters to become skilled broadcast captioners and CART writers. Today the Caption Masters Series has been adapted into Caption Master Series II, a remote version of the seminar taught over the course of 4 months.

In addition to the tuition, students will be required to purchase a pre-arranged membership with Realtime Coach at the total discounted rate of $104 to be used during the course. The membership will terminate at the end of the course.

Prerequisite: Proficient realtime writers. Thorough knowledge of CAT software is required.

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Sports One-on-one Training:

In order for a broadcast captioner to caption sports, specialized training is required to understand the terminology, lingo, and rules of the game. RFO Instructor, Steve Clark, will provide one-on-one training in auto racing, baseball, basketball, football, golf, hockey and tennis. One 4-week session is training for one of the seven sports. Multiple sessions may be needed depending on progression. Hours are flexible and will be scheduled at everyone’s convenience. Training will take place online utilizing Join.Me. For additional information, please write to CM@EduCAPTION.net.

Prerequisite: Proficient on-air broadcast captioner

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Realtime One-on-one Training:

  • Personal Training | 4 weeks - $450 - 0.4 CEUs

RFO instructor, Anissa Nierenberger will provide one-on-one training and mentoring for writers needing this form of training support.  Hours are flexible and will be scheduled at everyone's convenience.  For additional information, please write to CM@EduCAPTION.net

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