Purple Books Trio Set: NCRA RPR, RDR, State CSR WKT Test-Prep and NCRA CRC Primer


98% successful pass rate – 25+ years.  Time-Tested in the Classroom and Independent Study. Are you ready to pass? Pedagogically sound, covering a wealth of material.

The Purple Books collection has the largest library for court reporting students, schools, court reporters, CART captioning training. CRR Books includes NCRA RPR, RDR Prep; a CRC, Certified Realtime Captioner, Primer; and State test-prep products. Plus: Tutoring, custom coaching, and CATapult Lexica, CART Captioner’s Bible, v2.


The Purple Books collection has the largest library for court reporting students, schools, court reporters, CART captioning training. CRR Books includes NCRA RPR, RDR Prep; a CRC, Certified Realtime Captioner, Primer; and State test-prep products. Plus: Tutoring, custom coaching, and CATapult Lexica, CART Captioner’s Bible, v2.

Purple Books = assisting students, court reporters, CART captioners, instructors, schools, and test candidates to advance skills since 1990.

Pedagogically sound, covering a wealth of material with facts, tips, and information the Purple Books from CRRbooks.com are time-tested and proven in the classroom with educators and with independent study. 

Questions and multiple choices on exams are not repeated, so don’t try memorizing them.  Instead, learn how to take the test!

Get ‘Er Done on the First One.  “One-and-Done Pass” With Purple Books.

 98% successful pass rate – 25+ years.  Are you ready to pass?

Must-Have NCRA, RPR, RDR, CRC, and State Court Reporter, CART Captioning Test Prep

Study Purple Books To Pass NCRA’s * RPR, * RDR, and * State CSRs The First Time!

“Thanks for all you do, Monette, to continue populating our great profession :) It’s working!!!” Melanie Humphrey-Sonntag, RDR, CRR, CCP

 “I, for one (of a small army, I’m sure), credit Monette’s Court Reporter Reference books with my one-and-done pass of the RDR.  SO THOROUGH!  Thanks, Monette Benoit!” Tori Pittman, BA, FAPR, RDR, CRI, CVR-CM-M, RCP

As a veteran court reporter who holds multiple certifications, one area of my professional life where I lacked confidence was the area of taking written exams.  This year, after studying from Monette’s series of books, I have so far taken two written exams and have walked into both feeling prepared.   This level of preparedness has led to a higher level of confidence.  In one exam, I completed 60 questions in 20 minutes!  In the other exam, I felt so confident in my knowledge that I pushed up the date for which I was scheduled to take the exam and passed it on the first attempt.  You will not be disappointed with Monette’s series of books whatsoever!   Anthony Frisolone, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC, CRI, CSR, Official Court Reporter

CRR Books has proven solutions for reporters, students, schools, program directors, CART captioners, teachers, and professionals:

Books; CDs; career coaching, tutoring with Monette Benoit, Court Reporting Whisperer; free articles to advance skills for national RPR, RDR, CRC, and State CSR test-prep certification material; real-time writing; CART captioning; dictionary-building programs; and vocabulary preparation.

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NCRA and State Court Reporting Test-Prep Material for Court Reporter Training, Education Includes:

The only NCRA ** RPR, ** RDR, ** CSR textbook and ** CRC Primer to prepare court reporters, CART captioners, judicial reporters, students, and instructors for NCRA and State written tests, court reporting boards. Study, drill, quiz, review, understand and then… PASS YOUR TEST the first time!

UPDATED, 2017, Revised COMPLETE NCRA RPR, RDR, State CSR, WKT Textbook and CRC Primer by Monette Benoit, B.B.A., CCR, CRI, CPE  (350 pages, 8 1/2 by 11) ISBN [1-881149-00-5]   Material covers:

  • Testing-taking tips; Testing Focus;
  • Legal terminology; Court procedures and deposition rules;
  • Grammar Glossary with Detailed Definitions;
  • English grammar and vocabulary; Idiomatic expressions; Preposition sentences; Confusing words; Antonyms; Synonyms; Misspelled words;
  • Medical terminology and definitions; prefixes and suffixes;
  • Computer Terminology, Technology, Ethics technology, a CRC primer, ** NCRA COPE Advisory Opinions; Suggested study material, Review, and More.

Experienced and novice reporters, CART captioners, judicial, realtime writers and students will improve skills and advance credentials. All information is presented to maximize retention.

Designed by court reporters and educators for court reporters, students, CART captioners, program directors, and instructors.

** Learn about Written Tests and the distracting answer. ~~Material covers much more than previous NCRA RPR, RDR, CRC, and State CSR court reporting certification questions.  ~~~Learn how to answer the question by studying the foundation of information for NCRA and State reporting examinations.

TRIO Test Prep, 3-Book, Set: $ 153.95 – Total pages = 780+ pages   click on “Buy Now” link.

1. Updated, Revised, 2017: Complete NCRA RPR, RDR, CSR State WKT Prep Textbook and NCRA CRC Primer, Seventh Edition, 350 pages, $ 73.95;

2. NCRA RPR, RDR, and State Written Test-Prep Workbook: 2,002 practice questions, 230 pages, $ 46.95;

3. Companion Guide: 200 pages, $ 46.95 – details, cross-references, and explains 2,002 practice test questions from Workbook — “Test-Prep Workbook” is required with this book as it cannot be studied alone. Explanations for each question and for each answer are listed and defined to enhance your study time.

** The Full Test-Prep, 4-Book, Set (896 pages, $ 161.95)  includes the RealTime Vocabulary Workbook, Third Edition, 136 pages, with 2 answer keys to expand word recognition  — only $ 8.00 – discounted from $36.00 – expanding word knowledge. ‘RealTime Vocabulary Workbook, 3rd Edition

Trio Prep 1st Book – Link: ’COMPLETE NCRA RPR, RDR, State CSR WKT Prep Textbook and CRC Primer, 7th Edition

Trio Prep 2nd Book – Link: ’Test-Prep Workbook with 2,002 practice questions

Trio Prep 3rd Book – Link:  ’Test-Prep Companion Guide Book~~~ “Test-Prep Workbook” is required with this book as it cannot be studied alone.  Explanations for all 2,002 practice questions and each a-b-c-d answer are defined to enhance your study time.

Additional testimonials may be read.

The content of your WKT, written material, study material is great; not to mention I also knew how to find many of the distracting answers that I now recognize as my downfall the last time.  Of course you can use my words.  Heck, I’d give you a kidney — just no fingers.  Joshua Foley, RPR, CCP

Thank you! Your books were great to study from. Lots of practice tests, and the answer book (“Companion Study Guide”) was so detailed! I passed on my first try.   Joy Dee, Student

Purple Books: Done In One = Only Test Once.   www.CRRbooks.com

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  1. Lisa B. Johnston, RPR, CRR, CCP

    I passed my RMR written exam! They were extremely helpful — it shows how hard you worked. Your books really helped me pass the NCRA RMR written, WKT, so thanks so much!

  2. Thank you! Megan Price, Student

    I passed the NCRA Written Knowledge Test with a 97! I am so proud and relieved by accomplishing one hurdle in the midst of my patient prodding. Thank you for the NCRA written exam, WKT books, which I found on Court Reporter Reference Books, https://www.crrbooks.com, to prepare students and court reporters for this hurdle. I now know that this that can be achieved the first time with proper studying and knowing how to take a test.

    I have to tell others taking the state CSR and NCRA RPR tests. Many people are taking the test for a second time – or more. This was huge.

  3. Carol Thomas, Reporter, Instructor, CSR, RPR, CRI, CPE, “MOM”

    You have to picture me with active children — each day. I’m always happy to give a testimonial about your products because they are all good. All my students, from way back, loved the dictation material “Popcorn Q & A” and the books: WKT CSR, RPR, RDR Text, Workbook and Study Guides. Your Handbooks are great! And the Sports ‘CATapult’ CD is fun to work on.

    Monette Benoit’s ’CATapult’ CDs are my ticket into the broadcast captioning arena. They are a very important part of my practice routine and have helped me immensely. The CDs are yet another example of Monette’s high quality resources that are available to help us all be better reporters and captioners.

  4. Erica Walker, Court Reporter

    “I ordered the Test Prep Set: Complete NCRA, RPR, RDR, and State Written Test Prep Textbook, 6th Edition; NCRA RPR, RDR, and State Written Prep Workbook, 4th Edition; Companion Study Guide, 4th Edition; and Realtime Vocabulary Workbook, 3rd Edition. I’m addicted! I love the Latin, vocabulary, grammar, all the quotes and motivational poems, and all the updated, detailed technology! These books are blowing my mind.”

  5. Steven Edmondson, B.S., CSR, CLVS, Birmingham, AL

    This is good stuff, down to earth and on the level that working reporters need. From now on, our court reporters are going to get to know the CSR, RPR, RDR Written Knowledge Test Textbook, Written Exam Workbook, and Realtime Vocabulary Workbook by Monette Benoit better than their childhood teddy bear, dragging them around everywhere and maybe taking them home to bed.

  6. Florence B. Lefkof, Court Reporting Instructor

    Bravo! Bravo! What else can I say except that you have done a tremendous job. What a job it must have been researching all that material. You must have spent an enormous amount of time putting together the CSR, RPR, RDR Written Knowledge Test Textbook and Workbook. I am sure that the students who use your books to prepare for the WKT, written exam, must sing your praises. I believe that not only are your books helpful for test taking, but they are an invaluable asset to one’s reference library. The poems you included are inspiring, encouraging, entertaining, and brought smiles to my lips. Thank you for the books.

  7. Monette

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