broadcast captioning training webinar series
Broadcast Captioning Training Webinar Series
.20 NCRA CEUs available for each webinar
1.8 NCRA CEUs available for entire series
*Broadcast Captioning Training Manual (BCTM) is
Required for Webinars 002-009

$75 Each Webinar
$75 BCTM* 

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*Participants of CART and/or captioning training courses must first complete a steno-machine court reporting program; go to NCRA for more information on Court Reporting, CART, and Captioning careers.
Code Title & Description
(Webinars were recorded from January-May 2014, except Intro to Broadcast Captioning, which was recorded in April 2013)
Introduction to Broadcast Captioning, Q&A - Introduces participants to the field of Broadcast Captioning, including work
schedules, IC vs. Employee, salary potential and more
Practice Techniques, Editing & Fingerspelling, Alphabets
Participants will learn practice techniques to improve speed, accuracy, fingerspelling, numbers and more. 
They will also learn editing/paraphrasing and fingerspelling strategies, as well as and several useful alphabets.
Blank & Pass, Block, Flush, Credits & Funds, Parentheticals, Phonetics
Participants will learn the appropriate situations to clear captions from the screen, the importance of blanking/passing captions
from the encoder, when to institute a block command, the significance of the Flush/force-out stroke, and
finally how to pop credits and funds when required.
Dictionary Building & Obscenities
Participants will learn the importance of dictionary building, what changes and purges are necessary, as well as
techniques on building a captioning dictionary. They will be instructed on how to redefine certain words considered
obscene to avoid them inadvertently going out over the air.
Realtime for Captioning
Participants will receive instruction on theory modification and conflict resolution to ensure accurate captioning output.
Musical Notes & Scripting
Participants will learn the art of captioning songs and the proper dictionary entries required to output musical notes
to an encoder. Scripting techniques will also be discussed, and instruction will be given on converting and creating
scripts, utilizing slug lines and scripting managers, and sending scripted files.
Style & Numbers
Participants will receive information on the various captioning styles required by different captioning companies as
well as the industry standard on displaying numbers in varying programming situations.
Captioning Sports
Participants will learn the basics of sports captioning including dictionary management, prepping techniques, caption positioning,
and how to display scores and stats.
Captioning Hardware, Software & Services
Participants will learn how to build a home office into a captioning studio.  A detailed list of required captioning
equipment will be provided as well as purchase locations.  The purpose of each piece of equipment will be
described in detail as well as tips on troubleshooting.