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It's in this month's magazine. A reporter lost her RPR status and was expelled permanently from NCRA for violation of testing policies and procedures.
Anyone have an idea of what happened?
I passed the RPR back in '81, before I even got done with school. I was still trying to pass the 160 lit.
I have been working for two years to rebuild my speed, and am now on CAT, and will be retaking the RPR.
For me, even the thought of cheating is humiliating.
One reason that I've always kept up my membership is the same as you, don't want to give up those hard-earned initials which are the ticket to advanced certifications. The second reason I've done it is that in a lot of the states, the RPR or the RPR plus notary are the required certification. Life is long and strange. While the future may seem predictable, you never really know what it will bring, so be as ready as you can for whatever. Bet you know why I'm really pleased now that I kept it up despite all temptation to do otherwise.
For those who don't know, in September, Ted (husband) was made a job offer he couldn't refuse. It happens to be on the other side of the country in an area where the requirement is indeed RPR plus notary. He's there now. I am in the process of putting our house in California on the market. The cats and I will tentatively join him around the first weekend in January. Never imagined I'd live anywhere but California! Life really is long and strange, and NCRA certifications are one nice buffer for the unexpected.
Those are the reasons I keep my RPR. Also I don't test well, so I never want to have to retake the RPR or CSR.
Good luck with the move and selling your house.