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Membership and Fundraising Initiatives

Our Mission:

  • Our mission is to provide excellence in court recording and transcription.

  • We strive to provide the best education, mentoring, and leadership in our field.

About MECRA:

MECRA was founded in 1978. Since then, MECRA has grown to be the largest association in the field of electronic/digital court recording in the United States.

We specialize in training CERs and CEOs for certification in the state of Michigan. The training is a prerequisite to testing that is administered by the Court Reporting and Recording Board of Review.

We also provide continued education, refresher programs, video operator training, courtroom procedure, issuance of continued education certificates annually during our conference, and mentoring to our members along with students.


  • Continued education on courtroom procedure, recording equipment, technology updates, freelance training, video operator training, and deposition training.

  • Invitation and discounted rate to our annual conferences.

  • Legislative representation for page rates and other legislative topics.

  • Educational material on our Member Portal.

  • Access to experienced CERs and Freelance Firms to assist you in your day-to-day routines.

  • Annual publication of “The Transcript.”

  • Discounts with trade vendors.

  • Ambassador program and mentoring

Membership: (Dues are payable annually)

  • Newly certified as a CER or CEO - FREE for the 1st year (2023 or 2024)

  • Retired certified CER or CEO - $65 annually

  • First time CER or CEO member - $100 for the 1st year

  • Renewing CER or CEO member - $130 annually

We have conveniently set up online registration for membership and contributions to our initiatives.

JOIN US TODAY! - Click here

NEW in 2024!

If you are interested in investing into our Legislative, Scholarship, and Indigent Initiatives, you may make a contribution to keep our programs viable.

  • $20 - $100: Silver Donor

  • $101 - $500: Gold Donor

  • $501 - $999: Platinum Donor

  • $1,000 and over: Diamond Donor

Invest into MECRA Initiatives today! - Click here

We welcome our fellow CERs, CEOs, Video Operators, and Freelancers!

We are thrilled to serve you!

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