NCRA’s accredited education programs offer associate’s degrees and certificates in Cancer Registry Management (CRM) or Cancer Information Management (CIM). Also available is a Specialty in Cancer Tumor Registry as part of a Bachelor of Science degree. These programs ensure students who successfully complete the training have fulfilled the eligibility requirements to take the CTR Exam.
All of the NCRA accredited programs are held to meet the accredited program standards for cancer registry curriculum as set by the NCRA Formal Education Program Review Committee. Students will receive the same course content and learning at any of the NCRA accredited programs. Every institution, however, has its own policies regarding scheduling, tuition, financial aid, etc. Please follow the links to the NCRA Accredited Formal Education Programs and contact the institutions directly to learn more about an individual program’s policies.
Online Options Added to Assist in Meeting the 160-Hour Practicum
Students in NCRA-Accredited Formal Education Programs who need to complete the 160-hour practicum can meet more hours online. Students who have completed all the coursework in an NCRA-accredited program and participate in NCRA's Independent Clinical Advisor (ICA) Program are eligible. Learn more about the ICA Pogram and the Virtual Practicum Catalog.
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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