March 4 - March 26, 2022; application deadline: February 25
June 17 - July 9, 2022; application deadline: June 3
October 14 - November 5, 2022; application deadline: September 30
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In response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, NCRA’s Council on Certification is providing the following CTR exam updates:
[June 15, 2022]
You have the option of wearing a facemask or not while at PSI test centers; if you choose to wear a facemask, bring your own to the test site. You may wear gloves during the duration of your test; gloves will be examined during the check-in and check-out security process.
[June 25, 2020]
PSI requires all candidates MUST wear face masks at all times while in the test center. If a candidate fails to bring and wear a face mask during the examination, the candidate will be requested to leave the test site.
Also, candidates MUST complete a health questionnaire and bring it with them on their testing day. If a candidate fails to bring the required questionnaire, one will be provided on-site.
Read PSI's FAQ @ https://www.psionline.com/wp-content/uploads/psi-services-covid-19-faqs.pdf (Effective May 15, 2022)
The 2022 CTR exam is composed of one-hundred eighty (180), multiple-choice test items, based on seven domains of practice noted below. Test questions are prepared by Subject Matter Experts (SME) in the cancer registry profession from diverse backgrounds and job descriptions.
Exams are comprised of a mix of recall, application, and analysis items.
CTR Exam Candidate's Handbook
Exam Registration Process
Score Report Guide
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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