In the rapidly changing field of healthcare delivery, standard setting to assure the quality of care is mandatory. CTR certification marks achievement, fosters professional pride, and is nationally recognized in recruitment and retention of registry personnel.
CTR Maintenance Fee
All CTRs are required to pay a maintenance fee on an annual basis. Regardless of when you submit your CE hours, the CTR Maintenance fee annually supports post-certification activities by NCRA. The NCRA member-rate CTR Maintenance fee is $25.00/year while the non-member rate costs $105.00/year.
The fee encompasses NCRA's year-round care of CTRs, including, but not limited to:
safely and securely maintaining individuals' CTR credentials
providing timely replies to questions about the CTR program
offering a formal process for employers to verify credentials
review and acknowledgment of CTR CE Summary Forms
issuing validation certificates to all CTRs
publishing a list of NCRA-approved CE-eligible programs
To maintain certified status, the current continuing educational requirements of NCRA must be met biennially. The required continuing education and training keeps the CTR abreast of new developments in the field of oncology and registry data management. Thus, the CTR's knowledge and skills are continuously enhanced and reinforced.
A CTR's 2-year cycle ends on December 31st. The deadline to submit required (annual) CTR Maintenance fee &/or (biennial) CE hours is January 31st. CTRs are out of compliance when requirement (s) are not updated by February 1st.
Per the Continuing Education Committee Policy and Procedures, NCRA’s Council on Certification established a 10% random audit of all submitted CE Summary forms. If audited, CTRs will be asked to submit copies of attendance documentation of CE activities. The purpose of the audit is to ensure compliance with the CTR's CE requirements at the time of certification renewal.
Download A Guide for CTR Maintenance.
EXCELLENCE IN THE FIELD
Certified Tumor Registrars (CTR®) certification promotes excellence in the cancer registry field by:
Establishing a standard of knowledge and experience required for professional registry practice.
Measuring the requisite knowledge of applicants for the professional credential of Certified Tumor Registrar.
Encouraging professional growth and individual study by cancer registrars for the attainment and maintenance of the credential.
Formally recognizing colleagues who meet all requirements for using the CTR credential.
Assisting employers, members of the allied health professions, and the public in the assessment of cancer registrars.
• NCRA's Encore Sessions - virtually attend full presentation recordings from NCRA's Annual Conference. Gain CE credit after viewing.
• Search the list of all NCRA-approved CE events.