Submit CEs

CTRs whose Continuing Education (CE) cycle ends December 31, 2018 are required to submit their CE’s by January 31, 2019.   CTRs must complete a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education (CE) to maintain a certified status. The required 20 CEs helps keep CTRs current on new developments in the field of oncology and registry data management. At least four (4) of the required 20 CE hours must fall within "Category A" which covers the specific topic(s) of: directly assigned stage, EOD,  and/or site specific coding principles  CE’s must be completed within your CE cycle dates and submission of the reported hours by the January 31st deadline are a requirement to maintain your CTR credential.   CE’s submitted after the deadline are subject to a late filing fee. Please allow up to six weeks for the complete review of CE submissions and notification of your credential status.  

Unable to comply with the requirements? Consider options of an extension or a retirement.  View your options.

Your CE Cycle Dates

2018 CE Cycle = 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2018

New CTRs: Your first CE Cycle started when you passed the exam - either in February/March 2016, in June/July 2016, or in October/November 2016.

CE Cycle end date = December 31, 2018


Deadline to Submit CEs = January 31, 2019. Submissions after this date are subject to a late filing fee and possible credential revocation.  

How to Submit Your CEs

Learn about the CTR CE Portfolio


Contact Information for CE Submission
Phone: 703-299-6640 Ext. 315
Fax: 703-299-6620/Attn: CE Department.


CE-Eligible Activities

20 = minimum # of required CEs completed within your cycle; at least 4 of the 20 CE's must be Category A CE's.

To be eligible for Continuing Education (CE) clock hours, an activity must - as the name suggests - continue your education as a certified cancer registry professional.


The activity must:

  • be cancer registry-related, and
  • present materials beyond the level required for certification
  • improve or expand the existing base of knowledge or skills for the CTR.


Learn more about eligibility of specific educational activities and restrictions.

Activities Not Eligible for CTR CEs

  • AHIMA-approved programs on topics not specifically related to the cancer registry, cancer registry activities and/or cancer registry functions
  • Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APC) and coding activities
  • Nursing workshops not directly related to the cancer registry
  • College courses unrelated to cancer registry management or work


For additional guidance on CE submissions, reference the CTR Continuing Education Handbook.

Approved Extension
Supporting documentation of completed CE’s is required for CTRs granted an extension. Documentation should be submitted to NCRA by the CE Cycle deadline. If a CTR is unable to provide required documentation of CEs, then their credential is revoked due to non-compliance.

Approved Extensions
A portion of the total CE’s owed to NCRA at the CTR’s next CE Cycle after back-to back excused CE cycles are required to be submitted early. Specifically, 50% of the total CE's are due within the first year of the CTR’s next CE Cycle. If a CTR is unable to provide required CEs, then their credential is revoked due to non-compliance.