Organizations can submit their cancer registry education programs to NCRA for recognition. The recognition is two-fold: first, it acknowledges that the course, workshop, or conference offers appropriate continuing education for cancer registrars and, secondly, it assigns the number of eligible CE hours. Basic and fundamental programs are not eligible for continuing education hours. Benefits of the program include the ability to market the program as “NCRA-Recognized” and to highlight the number of assigned CEs.
All NCRA-Recognized programs are posted on NCRA’s website, helping to raise awareness of your event. Questions? ProgramRec@ncra-usa.org or call 703-299-6640 Ext. 317.
To submit your program for NCRA recognition, download and complete the application below. Submit completed application(s) by e-mail to NCRA as noted in the application instructions. Please allow up to two weeks for the review process. Use the most current application when submitting your program and ensure it is filled out completely. Separate CVs or agendas cannot be submitted in lieu of completing the application. Programs are approved for continuing education units only and not for national or regional meeting status. Detailed instructions and FAQs can be found within the application.
Program Recognition Application
The fee for state and regional cancer registry associations is $75 per application; the fee for other organizations (hospitals, vendors, and national associations) is $100 per application. One application fee may be submitted for programs occurring over multiple dates with the same agenda. For example, a workshop being held on March 6, May 9, and June 27 with the same agenda/objectives, may be submitted under the same application fee. Programs with different agendas/objectives must be submitted on separate applications with fees.
To appeal the number of CE hours assigned to your program, please complete the Appeal Form.
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.