Program Resources

Questions? Contact Mary Maul, NCRA’s Education Manager at or 703-299-6640 Ext. 314.

Become an NCRA-Accredited Program

Many HIT/HIM programs already offer the prerequisite courses needed to implement an NCRA-accredited Cancer Registry Management (CRM) or Cancer Information Management (CIM) program — anatomy and physiology, computer basics in healthcare, medical terminology, and pathophysiology and pharmacology. Additional requirements include specialty courses in registry operations and management, disease coding and abstracting, treatment, follow-up, and data quality.

Benefits of Establishing an NCRA-Accredited Program

CTR Credential - NCRA accreditation ensures students who successfully complete the program have fulfilled the eligibility requirements to take the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR®) exam.

Quality – NCRA accreditation indicates your CRM/CIM program meets the educational standards set by the national association that represents over 5,000 cancer registry professionals.

Revenue – A CRM/CIM program accredited by NCRA will generate additional revenue for your allied health department.

Resources – NCRA provides resources to support and ensure the growth of your program, including ways to market it to potential students and providing access to NCRA’s job bank for your students to search for clinical placements to complete the 160-hour clinical practicum.

Resources to Help You Get Started

For Existing NCRA-Accredited Programs

Resources for accredited programs are listed below.