CCEM (California Continuing Education Member) Guidelines


  • 1.0 points a year must be accumulated to achieve the designation of CCEM
  • .5 points of the total 1.0 required must be accumulated from CalDRA seminar/convention attendance
  • .5 points of the total 1.0 required must be accumulated from Professional Development activities (as listed below)
  • 1 hour of seminar attendance = .1 points (5 hours equals .5 points)
  • Professional Development activities are worth .1 each (5 activities equals .5 points)
  • To achieve the designation of CCEM, points must be accumulated between January 1 and December 31 of the same calendar year
  • Once the requisite number of points are obtained and verified by CalDRA, designees will receive the CalDRA CCEM logo for the following year
  • Designation is valid for one (1) calendar year, which is indicated on the logo


Professional Development volunteer activities include, but are not limited to*:

  • Mentoring a student through the CalDRA mentor program (.1 points per student mentored)
  • Bringing a student intern to a deposition (maximum of two per year)
  • Serving on a CalDRA committee
  • Writing a newsletter article for The Deposition Reporter
  • Attending a CalDRA Board of Directors meeting
  • Attending a California Court Reporters Board meeting
  • Recruiting a new** professional member to join CalDRA
  • Sponsoring a student’s full CalDRA event registration
  • Being a speaker/presenter at a CalDRA seminar or convention
  • Volunteering at a CalDRA-sponsored and approved event
  • Participating in a career fair day at a high school, junior college, or other job recruiting event




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*Additional Professional Development volunteer activities not explicitly listed herein may be reviewed by CalDRA’s Board of Directors for approval on a case-by-case basis.  A detailed explanation of and proof of participation in the activity in question will be required for the review process.

** “New,” for purposes of membership, is defined as follows:  (a) never having previously been a member of CalDRA; or (b) membership has lapsed for a period of at least one (1) year prior to the date of renewal