Purple Books Complete Set, Structured Study Material for NCRA’s RPR, RDR, State CSRs, and NY Civil Service Tests




CRR Books has been assisting students, court reporters, CART captioners, instructors, schools, and test candidates to advance skills since 1990.  98% first-time pass rate with Purple Books Sets with guided instruction.

DIO = OTO.  Invest in yourself.  Retesting is pricey.  Thousands have passed with Purple Books Sets.

Done In One = Only Test Once.  “Purple-Up” to become a “Purple Passer” (terms created by CR students and court reporters/captioners).

Q.    What’s included in the Purple Books Complete Set from CRR Books?

A.    Complete Test-Prep Set (also called “Purple Enchilada”):  four volumes, includes 2,002 practice test questions: 

Workbook has 2,002 practice test questions.  Companion Study Guide explains all 2,002 practice test questions and each multiple-choice answer.  ~~~Textbook ties it all together in a purple bow with your name and your new certification!

Study Purple Books Sets To Pass The RPR, RDR, and CSR The First Time!

NCRA and State Court Reporter, CART Captioning Test Prep that included Structured Study Material

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Free articles to advance skills for NCRA RPR, RDR, and State CSR test-prep certification material, realtime writing, captioning, dictionary building, and vocabulary preparation.

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!

If you are registering for State CSRs and/or NCRA’s RPR, you have the choice for the Purple Books Trio Set or the Complete Set.

If you are registering for CA’s CSR or NCRA’s RDR, you want the Purple Books Complete Set.

 “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

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

Done on the First One  **  “One-and-Done Pass” With The Purple Books


Done In One = Only Test Once.

Complete NCRA RPR, RDR, and State CSR Written Knowledge Test Prep Textbook, Seventh Edition:

  1.  NCRA RPR, RDR, and State Written Test Prep Workbook, Fourth Edition, *2,002 Practice Test Questions
  2. NCRA RPR, RDR, and State Written Test Prep Companion Study Guide, Fourth Edition, details, cross references, and explains all *2,002 practice test questions from Workbook
  3.   RealTime Vocabulary Workbook, Third Edition 


Absolutely dedicated to schools, instructors, students, court reporters, and CART Captioners.

www.CRRbooks.com  Purple Book Test Prep SET

NCRA and State Test Prep for Students, CART Captioners, Novice and Veteran Reporters document a 98% first-time successful pass rate on NCRA and State court reporter exams

The only textbook – newly UPDATED and revised with expanded Testing Tips and Computer, Technology Terminology to help individuals pass court reporting training certifications – NCRA RPR, RDR Written Tests and State CSR court reporting certifications.

*** Now, the only products preparing candidates for NCRA’s RDR exam. ***

Our unique must-have National Court Reporters Association and State Test Study Materials help you to:

  • Learn THE method to taking a test and save huge chunks of time;
    Learn about Written Tests (NCRA and State WKT) and the distracting answer;
    Study necessary ’areas of knowledge’ you will be tested on;
    Learn how to answer questions by studying the foundation of information for NCRA RPR, RDR, and State CSR court reporting examinations.
  • Testing-taking tips; Legal terminology; Court procedures and deposition rules; English grammar and vocabulary; Idiomatic expressions; Preposition sentences; Confusing words; Antonyms; Synonyms; Misspelled words; Medical terminology and definitions; prefixes and suffixes; and Computer terminology, technology, NCRA COPE Advisory Opinions, and ethics.

1st book – Purple Books Test Prep Textbook, 7th Edition for NCRA, RPR, RDR, and State CSR WKT: The only textbook to prepare court reporters, CART captioners, students, and instructors for state and national written knowledge tests. Newly updated with testing tips, testing focus, computer terminology, NCRA COPE Advisory Opinions, ethics, and technology information.  Link:  www.CRRbooks.com – UPDATED Text   

2nd book – Purple Books Test Prep Workbook for NCRA, RPR, RDR, and State CSR WKT:  This workbook, 2,002 practice test questions, was developed as a testing resource to accompany the Test Prep Textbook. All material is presented in quiz format with an answer key to assist you.  www.CRRbooks.com – Workbook

3rd book – Purple Books Test Prep Companion Study Guide for NCRA RPR, RDR, and State CSR WKT: Follows each question in the test prep workbook, cross-referencing all 2,002 practice test answers, each a-b-c-d, to give you much-needed additional information to answer questions accurately.  This companion study guide enables each person to learn why an answer is correct, incorrect, or included as a distracting answer.  This book requires the “Test Prep Workbook” as the study guide cross references each word with exact documentation.  Link:  www.CRRbooks.com – Companion Study Guide

4th book – Purple Books RealTime Vocabulary Workbook helps you expand word recognition and vocabulary skills with two answer keys. Clearly defines and expands on presented material to help you prepare for and to pass written certifications. RealTime Vocabulary Workbook

RealTime Vocabulary Workbook is the only one of its kind as it offers TWO answer keys: One answer key details questions; the second key details thesaurus-related words to further enhance word recognition and vocabulary comprehensiveness. Workbook includes: 

Student’s and Reporter’s instructions for most effective independent study, Teacher’s instructions,
• Vocabulary building, Roots, Prefixes, Suffixes and similar suffixes,
• Foreign words, Phrases, Confusing words, Matching columns and similar word columns,
• Eponym matching columns and eponym word definitions,
• Word division and hyphenation, Word mechanics,
• Misspelled words, Misspelled compound words, Misspelled plural words,
• Abbreviations, Pairs of spelling errors,
• Synonyms and antonyms, Selecting antonyms,
• Sentences and recognizing and correcting incorrect sentences,
• Using analogy, Unrelated words, Word comprehension,
• Answer Key #1, Thesaurus Answer Key #2.

Students And Court Reporters – Purple Books Best Seller:  *** NCRA and State Test Prep Set (4 books) NCRA RPR, RDR,  and State CSR WKT:  Clearly defines what you need to know expanding on material to prepare individuals to pass written certifications. Link:  www.CRRbooks.com NCRA and State Test Prep Set

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

I studied with the NCRA study guide, and it didn’t work.  I studied Monette Benoit’s ‘Purple Books’ and passed.  Jennifer Billstein-Miller, RPR, CRR, CCR (NJ)

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 D. Frisolone, RDR, CRC, FAPR


Done In One = Only Test Once.   www.CRRbooks.com

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  1. Tori Pittman, BA, FAPR, RDR, CRI, CVR-CM-M, RCP

    “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!”

  2. Lara Powell, RPR, CRR

    “Originally, I failed the RPR Written Exam — Twice!! That test was a ‘got-ya’ both times, and I studied both times, and it cost me a lot of money to FAIL that Test TWICE!! I’m a working court reporter in court. I realtime every day — have since day one. That’s where you came in. I purchased the material from Court Reporter Reference Books. Easily – and I mean easily, I passed the RPR, and THAT’s not an EASY test! I’m serious. Use my words; share them, so others do not take that test more than once. The cost of the books is cheaper than the registration to take the test a second or even a THIRD time — LIKE I DID. Your motivation, focus, and concise sharing in the books is proof that had I had the books for the first exam I KNOW I WOULD HAVE PASSED. Now, I’m certified, as the court required when I accepted this position. And I’m also smarter. That test is now behind me… way behind me. I’ve now set my goals higher and bigger! Now, I want tutoring and coaching with you. Thank you, Monette. Oh, thank you.”

  3. Rob Leifer, Student

    “I purchased Monette Benoit’s ‘Test Prep Set’ from http://www.CRRbooks.com and have been studying a little bit every night to prep for the RPR. It is an incredibly comprehensive and thorough resource!! I’ve been studying a little bit every night, and it’s slowly all sinking in! Excellent job with these books! I feel extremely confident that, as long as I do my part, they will thoroughly prepare me for the RPR!” Passed!

  4. Joshua Foley, CART Provider, Court Reporter

    “The content of your 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.”

  5. Judy Larson, St. Louis Community College, MO

    “This is to let you know how pleased I was to receive your book that will help students study to pass the WKT, written knowledge test. I use the “Court Reporter Reference” books in the preparatory classes that we offer every semester for our current students as well as working reporters in the area. You have covered all the areas that are on our test. You have saved me hours of work, and I appreciate all your effort. This will greatly enhance our students’ chance of passing the Written Knowledge Test, WKT.”

  6. Mary Smith Agren, RPR, CRI, Denver, Colorado

    Good fortune is often called a windfall. This stems from medieval England when commoners had trouble finding wood for fuel. Royal decree prohibited them from chopping down trees, so when the wind knocked down branches it was a stroke of good luck.

    Your CSR, RPR, RDR Court Reporter Reference Workbook is a windfall for the court reporting profession. The information in an easily-referenced and easily-retained format is a stroke of good luck for working reporters, students and instructors of court reporting. And what a delight to find an instructional textbook that is informative and entertaining!

    I support your advice on how to take written knowledge tests in the Court Reporter Reference Text. Your test-taking tips are helpful and will, hopefully, relieve test-taking anxiety attacks. Both are necessary if one is truly interested in becoming certified. I applaud this much-needed contribution to our future!

  7. Robert H. Clark, RPR, National Court Reporters Association Librarian-Historian

    A preview of your RealTime Vocabulary Workbook bring to the forefront the answer of the average reporter’s needs for the immediate future, as ‘REALTIME’ is here to stay and is in universal demand. I absolutely recommend this RealTime Vocabulary Workbook.TmL

  8. Nicole Aerial Bresnick, RPR

    I used your materials to prepare for the written part of the RPR and passed, so I know your stuff works!

  9. Nic Rubia, Student

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

  10. Lisa B. Johnston, RMR, CRR, CCP

    Just wanted to thank you for your study guides. I passed my RMR written exam! They were extremely helpful. Take care and thanks for the books – it shows how hard you worked. Your books really helped me pass the written, so thanks so much!

  11. Adina King, CART Provider

    I just wanted to say thank you for your help with tutoring/coaching and book material. You are a very sweet person. I plan on passing my CBC, and I will keep in touch with you for further help/questions for future exams.

    I look at you like the Tigers Woods of Golf; you are the Tiger Woods of Court Reporting…:) When I’m talking about court reporting, I always refer to you as The Tiger Woods of Court Reporting Have a great year!

  12. Jane Bramblett, RPR

    Monette, Just wanted to tell you the study material I got was great prep for the wkt. Aced it. After all my hand and arm problems, I’m finally an RPR. Next is CRR! before I can’t write any more.

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