NCRA’s accredited education programs offer associate’s degrees and certificates in Cancer Registry Management (CRM) or Cancer Information Management (CIM). These programs ensure students who successfully complete the training have fulfilled the eligibility requirements to take the CTR Exam.
All of the NCRA accredited programs are held to meet the accredited program standards for cancer registry curriculum as set by the NCRA Formal Education Program Review Committee. Students will receive the same course content and learning at any of the NCRA accredited programs. Every institution, however, has its own policies regarding scheduling, tuition, financial aid, etc. Please follow the links to the NCRA Accredited Formal Education Programs and contact the institutions directly to learn more about an individual program’s policies.
March 19, 2020
Completion of the 160-Hour Practicum and the CTR Exam
NCRA understands some Route A students planning to take the CTR exam during the summer testing window are concerned about completing the required practicum hours before the application deadline, since many facilities have closed in response to COVID-19. In addition, we understand these students are concerned about taking the exam during the fall testing cycle, citing the long time between completing current coursework and practicum hours and the fall exam dates. NCRA and PSI are committed to finding solutions and will have a more detailed update at the end of April.
If you are a school interested in offering a program or a student with questions, contact Mary Maul, NCRA’s Manager of Education Programs, at email@example.com or at 703-299-6640 Ext. 314.
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.
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