NCRA is the premier education resource for the cancer registry community. Whether you are beginning your career, preparing to take the CTR exam, or looking for meaningful professional development to advance in the field, NCRA provides a wide variety of training that is uniquely focused on the needs of the cancer registry profession.
Become a Cancer Registrar
Join a dynamic profession
Accredited Education Programs
Community college and online programs accredited by NCRA
CTR Exam Prep
Comprehensive preparation to earn the CTR credential
Supports future CTRs by connecting students to experienced registrars
NCRA Program Recognition
Have your education program formally recognized for CE credit by NCRA
NCRA Pre-Approved Education Programs
NCRA-approved continuing education (CE) programs
State Meetings Calendar
Check out the list of upcoming state educational opportunities
Cancer registrars are data information specialists that capture a complete history, diagnosis, treatment, and health status for every cancer patient in the U.S. The curated data provides essential information to researchers, healthcare providers, and public health officials to better monitor and advance cancer treatments, conduct research, and improve cancer prevention and screening programs. Learn more about how to become a cancer registrar and how cancer registry data is used to improve public health.