Purple Books Trio Set: WKT, Written Exam, Test Study Material for NCRA’s RPR, RDR; State CSRs, and NY’s Civil Service WKT; Done In One


98% successful pass since 1990: Purple Books Trio Set & Complete Set.  Ready to pass the first time? Prepared by Experienced Educators And Working CART Captioners, Court Reporters. 

Purple Books:  Largest test-prep for National Court Reporters Association’s RPR and RDR, State CSRs, and NY’s Civil Service exams.  Plus: Tutoring, Custom Coaching, and CATapult Lexica, v2.


98%-first time successful pass with Purple Books Trio Set and with Complete Set

May The Certs Be With YOU!     98% first-time pass rate with Purple Books Sets.

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*Prepared by Experienced Educators And Working CART Captioners, Court Reporters.  Purple Books has the largest test-prep study material for National Court Reporters Association’s RPR, RDR; State CSRs; and NY’s Civil Service exams.  Plus: Tutoring, coaching, and CATapult Lexica, v2.

National Court Reporters Association and State Test-Prep Purple Books Sets:  Done In One = Only Test Once

with Purple Books Sets test-prep study material for NCRA’s RPR, RDR, State CSRs, NY’s Civil Service WKT, written exam.

Thousands of students, court reporters, and CART captioners working with Purple Books Trio Set and Complete Set  have been prepared to be done in oneThousands.   33 years and counting.

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Learn information -so no matter how the question is asked, you have knowledge from your rock-solid prep.

Invest in YourselfPrep to Pass National Court Reporters Association and State Exams the 1st Time with Purple Books Sets

Purple Books has Two Sets to help you to build, expand your strengths.

If you’re studying for CA’s CSR and NCRA’s RDR, you want the Purple Books Complete Set:  updated/revised textbook, workbook, companion guide to workbook, and realtime vocabulary workbook.  Save $ 95.00 with your Complete Set.

If you’re studying for National Court Reporters Association’s RPR and State CSRs (other than CA), you have two optionsTrio Set and Complete Set

Trio Set, three books, includes textbook, workbook, and companion study guide.  You save $ 56.90 with Trio purchaseComplete Set, four books, is listed above for CA’s CSR, NCRA’s RPR and RDR, and NY’s Civil Service exams.

Purple Passers = 98% success on written exams with sets = thousands of students & court reporters = 33 years & counting.
Purple Books: updated textbook, workbook, companion guide, and realtime vocabulary workbook are used by schools and candidates – covers all elements tested by NCRA and State exams.
*Avoid pricey, retesting feesAvoid delays to schooling/career Because ALL exams are *periodically* scheduled.
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What is the difference?  Updated – organized material, actual guided instruction, testing strategies!

*Tests change!   Questions and multiple choices are not repeated, so don’t try memorizing them. Instead, learn the foundation of material; learn how to testStudy, drill, quiz, review, understand and then… PASS YOUR TEST the first time with sets!

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

Experienced and novice reporters, CART captioners, judicial, realtime writers and students will improve skills and advance credentials. 

All information is presented to maximize retention.  Study, drill, quiz, review, understand and then… PASS YOUR TEST 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, and professionals:

Purple Books; career coaching, tutoring with Monette Benoit, named the Court Reporting Whisperer by students; free articles to advance skills for NCRA, National Court Reporters Association, RPR, RDR, CRC, and State CSR test-prep certification material; real-time writing; CART captioning; building programs; vocabulary preparation.

NCRA and State 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, State written tests, and NY Civil Service exams.

Material covers much more than previous court reporting certification questions.  ~Learn how to answer by studying the foundation of information for NCRA and State reporting examinations.

TRIO Test Prep, 3-Book, Set: $ 172.95 – Total pages = 780+ pages   TRIO has a discount for three books when purchased as a set.  Click on “Buy Now” link to save $ 44.90.

1. Updated, Revised: Complete NCRA RPR, RDR, CSR State WKT Prep Textbook and NCRA CRC Primer, Seventh Edition, 350 pages;  Link: ’COMPLETE NCRA RPR, RDR, State CSR WKT Prep Textbook, 7th Edition

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

3. Companion Study Guide: details, cross-references, and explains all 2,002 practice questions and each multiple-choice answer with explanations, alternate definitions, and cross-referencing, so you learn ‘where’ and ‘how’ to find distracting answers and accurate answers. Test-Prep Workbook is required with this book as it cannot be studied alone.  Designed to reduce errors and to enhance your study time, 200 pages, Link:  Test-Prep Companion Guide Book

Workbook has 2,002 practice questions. Companion Guide explains 2,002 practice questions.  Textbook ties all knowledge together to receive your certification!  *** Three books = Trio Set.   **** Four books = Complete Set.

** The Complete Test-Prep, 4-Book, Set (896 pages) includes RealTime Vocabulary Workbook, 136 pages, with 2 answer keys to expand word recognition.  When Complete Set is purchased, you receive a $95.00 discount.

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

Together, we are reducing the court reporting shortage. 

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

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Weight4.5 lbs
Dimensions10 × 8 × 1 in


  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.

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