The Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR®) credential sets the standard for professional excellence in the cancer registry field. It is nationally recognized in the recruitment and retention of registry personnel. NCRA's certification board - the Council on Certification - oversees the CTR exam administration and credential maintenance.
Earn the CTR
CTR Exam Handbook & Candidate Application
CTR Exam Registration Process
NCRA Accredited Education Programs
Preparing for CoC Survey
CTR Credential Verification Process
Role Delineation Study (2022)
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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