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NCRA Study Guide for the CTR Exam: 2021 Edition

NCRA has revised its popular study guide to reflect the changes to the 2021 exam. The guide begins with a review of the Core Knowledge required of all cancer registrars, including the principles of oncology and the body’s systems. The main sections are organized by the new 2021 Domains of Practice and contain basic information on these areas, including a general overview and additional resources to aid in your studying. There are five case studies that include answers and rationales. NCRA member price: $85; non-member price: $105. Order today!

Virtual CTR Exam Prep Workshop: Hands-On Strategies for the Open-Section

Tuesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 10, 2021
12:00 PM ET to 3:00 PM ET
(This virtual workshop will be offered again in September.)

Presented over the course of two days in three-hour sessions, the Virtual CTR Exam Prep Workshop is a rigorous training experience for those preparing to take the CTR exam in 2021. Using case studies, presenter Donna Gress, RHIT, CTR, will focus exclusively on the open-book portion of the CTR exam and provide a thorough review of abstracting and coding methodologies, which account for one-third of the tested material. Registrants are required to complete pre-workshop case scenarios.

  • Tuesday, June 8: Review AJCC TNM Stage general principles, casefinding, surgery codes, ICD-O, and Solid Tumor Rules 
  • Thursday, June 10: Review application of TNM staging and other staging methodologies.

Register today!

Online CTR Exam Practice Test

NCRA offers a 125-question online CTR Exam Practice Test through its Center for Cancer Registry Education (CCRE). The Practice Test is designed to provide candidates a tool to assess understanding and determine where further study is needed. Pricing options: One-time access: NCRA member - $65; non-member - $105. Unlimited access for 60 days: NCRA member - $180; non-member - $220. Get started!

Archived CTR Exam Prep Webinars

The eight webinars from the 2021 CTR Exam Prep Workshop have been archived and are available on NCRA’s Center for Cancer Registry Education. These webinars address critical exam topics, including Casefinding and Solid Tumor Rules, Abstracting & Coding, Follow-Up and Data Quality Assurance, Analysis & Data Usage, Cancer Program Accreditations, and Organization & Operations. Each archived webinar is $25 for NCRA members; $40 for non-members. Order today!