Purple Books 7th edition Textbook for NCRA’s RPR, RDR, State CSR Prep and NCRA CRC Primer


98% successful pass since 1990 with Purple Books Trio Set and with Complete Set.  Prepared by Experienced Educators And Working CART Captioners, Court Reporters.  Purple Books has the largest test-prep for NCRA’s RPR, RDR; State CSRs; and NY’s Civil Service exams.

The only NCRA RPR, RDR, State CSR Textbook, CRC Primer to prepare court reporters, CART captioners, judicial reporters, and students.  Plus: tutoring, custom coaching, and CATapult Lexica, CART Captioner’s Bible, v2.



Purple Books has the largest test-prep for State CSRs, NCRA’s RPR and RDR.  Plus: Tutoring, custom coaching, and CATapult Lexica, CART Captioner’s Bible, v2.

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!

** Purple Books has assisted thousands of students, court reporters, CART captioners, instructors, schools, and NCRA RPR, RDR, and State CSR test candidates.

** Tests change!  Questions and multiple choices are not repeated, so don’t try memorizing them.  Instead, learn the foundation of material; learn how to test!

Retesting is priceyInvest in Yourself And Prep to Pass NCRA and State Exams the 1st 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

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

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

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

The only NCRA RPR, RDR textbook with a ** 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!

If you are studying for CA’s CSR and NCRA’s RDR, you want the Complete Set. 

If you are studying for NCRA’s RPR and other State CSRs (other than CA), you have the option of the Trio Set and the Complete Set.  Each set, when purchased together, saves you money.

UPDATED, 2017, Revised COMPLETE NCRA RPR, RDR, State CSR WKT Prep and NCRA CRC Primer Textbook by Monette Benoit, B.B.A., CCR, CRI, CPE  (350 pages, 8 1/2 by 11) ISBN [1-881149-00-5]   $ 73.95.  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, ** 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 court reporting certification questions. ~~~

Workbook has 2,002 practice questions.  Companion Study Guide explains all 2,002 practice questions and each multiple-choice answer. 

~~~Textbook ties it all together!

  • Purple Books Best Seller “Test-Prep 4-Book SET”: COMPLETE NCRA RPR, RDR, State CSR WKT Textbook and NCRA CRC Primer, 7th Edition (350 pages); Test-Prep Workbook (230 pages) – 2,002 practice test questions; Test-Prep Companion Guide (200 pages); testing resource with precise explanations why 2,002 practice test answers are correct, incorrect answers from the Workbook; RealTime Vocabulary Workbook, 3rd Edition, contains 2 answer keys to expand word recognition (136 pages). When Complete Set, 4 books, is purchased, there is a $41.90 discount for set.  

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Together, we are reducing the court reporting shortage.  Purple Books:  Done In One = Only Test Once.   www.CRRbooks.com

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  1. Nancy Patterson, Director, Bryan College, CA, Author, NCRA, “Preparing For The RPR, CM Written Knowledge Test”

    I recommend The Court Reporter Reference Text and Workbook. I give both books an excellent review!

  2. Dr. Richard Lederer, NCRA Language Columnist

    The more words you know, the more accurate will be your speaking, writing, thinking, and reporting. Monette Benoit will inspire you to make vocabulary-building a joyful and lifelong pursuit.

  3. Michael Jenkins, CCR

    Monette, I wanted to say thank you. I passed the NCRA RPR written knowledge exam, WKT, the first time after I ordered your books. They are great. I only wish I would have had them the first time I took it. Everyone I spoke to about you said that you are so proud and enthusiastic about court reporting. It is nice to know there are people like you who are willing to reach out and lend a hand to those who stand in the same position you used to many years ago. Thanks!! You may use my testimonial. Hopefully it will help others.

  4. Nic Rubia, Student

    I used Monette Benoit’s material and passed my first try!

  5. Mary H. Knapp, Chairman, Court Reporting, Department

    I have greatly appreciated the opportunity to fully review your fine book which is aimed at assisting students to pass the written knowledge test given in conjunction with the NCRA RPR and CSR state tests.

    We have ordered this book for use in our CSR prep course, which is given four times each year, for I feel it will be a great benefit to them. The format makes it readily workable, and the content is good.

    I have frequently stated that although students must have good speed and accuracy in machine writing, the knowledge factor is most important in an adequate court reporter. Enough has not been done along this line of student development; and your book certainly will contribute greatly to producing a well-rounded graduate.

    I wish you much success in the distribution, which has so much of merit I recommend it.

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