NCRA's Council on Certification is exploring options to accommodate 2020 exam candidates who might be challenged meeting experience requirements by the application deadline. Exam updates to be posted in late April.
The 2020 CTR Exam testing windows are scheduled to continue as scheduled in summer (June 26-July 17) and fall (October 16-November 6). Candidate applications are being accepted and processed within 15 business days.
NCRA's Council on Certification is considering options for testing windows in 2020 to accommodate rescheduled candidates. Exam updates to be posted in late April.
For candidates who completed the March 2020, the timetable for score reports has not changed. Score reports are expected by May 8. Post-exam processes and analyses are necessary prior to the release of score reports. Candidates will be notified by email when their results can be accessed online.
NCRA's test vendor PSI has made the difficult decision to temporarily close PSI-owned and operated physical test centers in the United States starting end of day March 19, and in the United Kingdom starting end of day March 20, until April 13, 2020.
For candidates to be rescheduled for free, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your request prior to your scheduled testing date and include which testing window (Summer: June 26-July 17; Fall: October 16-November 6) you prefer.
Due to state restrictions related to COVID-19, PSI test centers are closing without much advance notice.
All March 2020 candidates are encouraged to reschedule at this time. Rescheduling to another 2020 testing window can be accommodated with no financial penalty.
To be rescheduled, contact NCRA @ email@example.com with your request prior to your scheduled testing date and include which testing window (Summer: June 26-July 17; Fall: October 16-November 6) you prefer.
[March 12, 2020]
In response to the growing health situation posed by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), NCRA is allowing any scheduled March 2020 candidates to reschedule to another testing window in 2020 without financial penalty. Any candidate who is uneasy about going to a test center can be rescheduled to another 2020 testing window with no financial penalty. Rescheduling is recommended for any candidate who is experiencing an illness, exhibiting flu-like symptoms, or has been directed to self-quarantine by their local health authority.
To be rescheduled, contact NCRA @ firstname.lastname@example.org with your request prior to your scheduled testing date.
Keep updated on actions taken by psi, our testing vendor, regarding COVID-19.
March 6 - March 27, 2020; application deadline: January 31, 2020
June 26 - July 17, 2020; application deadline: May 29, 2020
October 16 - November 6, 2020; application deadline: September 11, 2020
The 2020 CTR exam is composed of one-hundred eighty (180), multiple-choice test items, based on seven domains of practice noted below. Test questions are prepared by Subject Matter Experts (SME) in the cancer registry profession from diverse backgrounds and job descriptions.
2020 CTR Exam Candidate's Handbook
Exam Registration Process
Score Report Guide
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