Questions? Contact Mary Maul, NCRA’s Education Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-299-6640 Ext. 314.
Many HIT/HIM programs already offer the prerequisite courses needed to implement an NCRA-accredited Cancer Registry Management (CRM) or Cancer Information Management (CIM) program — anatomy and physiology, computer basics in healthcare, medical terminology, and pathophysiology and pharmacology. Additional requirements include specialty courses in registry operations and management, disease coding and abstracting, treatment, follow-up, and data quality.
CTR Credential - NCRA accreditation ensures students who successfully complete the program have fulfilled the eligibility requirements to take the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR®) exam.
Quality – NCRA accreditation indicates your CRM/CIM program meets the educational standards set by the national association that represents over 5,000 cancer registry professionals.
Revenue – A CRM/CIM program accredited by NCRA will generate additional revenue for your allied health department.
Resources – NCRA provides resources to support and ensure the growth of your program, including ways to market it to potential students and providing access to NCRA’s job bank for your students to search for clinical placements to complete the 160-hour clinical practicum.
Resources for accredited programs are listed below.
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.