Submit CEs

CTRs whose Continuing Education (CE) cycle ends December 31, 2017 are required to submit their CE’s by January 31, 2018.   At least four (4) of the required twenty (20) CE hours must fall within "Category A" which covers the specific topic(s) of: directly assigned stage 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

2017 CE Cycle = 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2017

New CTRs: Your first CE Cycle started when you passed the exam - either in March 2015, in June/July 2015, or in October/November 2015.

CE Cycle end date = December 31, 2017


Deadline to Submit CEs = January 31, 2018. Submissions after this date are subject to a late filing fee and possible credential revocation.  

How to Submit Your CEs

Online--enter CE activities and submit electronically to NCRA. 

Learn about the CTR CE Portfolio


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

Mail:  National Cancer Registrars Association
          Attn: CE Department
          1330 Braddock Place, Suite 520
          Alexandria, VA 22314

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.