Why Earn the ODS Credential

The Oncology Data Specialist (ODS) credential sets the standard for professional excellence in the cancer registry field. It is nationally recognized in the recruitment and retention of registry personnel. It is earned by successfully completing the ODS exam with a passing score. One maintains the credential by completing 20 continuing education hours every two years. Cancer registrars who have earned the ODS credential earn approximately $25,000 more than non-credentialed cancer registrars.