ODS Exam Prep


Study Guide for the ODS Exam

NCRA has revised its popular study guide to reflect the changes to the 2024 ODS 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 remaining chapters are organized by critical cancer registry subjects and contain basic information on these important topic areas. There are five case studies that include answers and rationales. Order today!

Preconference ODS Exam Prep Workshop

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Preconference workshop at NCRA’s 2024 Annual Conference in Indianapolis, IN

The ODS Exam Prep Workshop is offered as a pre-conference, in-person workshop at NCRA’s 2024 Annual Conference in Indianapolis. It is a one-day, rigorous training experience for those preparing to take the ODS exam in 2024. (If you are not planning to take the exam in 2024, we recommend you wait until the 2025 workshop.)  Faculty will focus exclusively on the open book portion of the exam and provide a thorough review of resources and offer hands-on case studies to help candidates prepare for the exam. Learn more and register!

ODS Exam Prep Archived Webinars

The recorded webinars from the Winter 2024 ODS Exam Prep Virtual Workshop are available!  Posted within a few days of the live presentation, exam candidates who missed the virtual workshop, can purchase the individual recorded webinars. Developed and facilitated by a team of experienced ODS-certified educators and allied-health professionals, the webinars review of all aspects of the exam’s core competencies, including Casefinding and Solid Tumor Rules (STR); Abstracting & Coding; Data Usage, Analysis, and Quality Assurance; Cancer Program Accreditations; and Follow-Up, Registry Organization and Operations. Purchase today! 

Online Cancer Case Studies

NCRA produced 15 online cancer case studies to provide opportunities for registrars to practice assigning AJCC TNM Stage and coding SEER Summary Stage. The cases have been designed to assist those new to the cancer registry field to build their skills as well as seasoned professionals who want to improve their proficiencies. The correct answers and corresponding rationales will be presented upon completion of each case. This activity includes 15 case studies on the following sites: Bladder, Breast, Colon/Rectum, Kidney, , Lung, Prostate, and Renal Pelvis. Updated January 2024. Get started! 

ODS Exam Online Practice Test

The online ODS Exam Practice Test was created to assist individuals in studying for the ODS Exam. It is an assessment tool to aid individuals in gauging their understanding of the different content areas. The questions are organized by the Domains of Competencies as identified by the Council on Certification. Two options are offered – one-time access and unlimited use for 60 days. The updated ODS Practice Test will be available late January 2024. Learn more!