Virtual Practicum Catalog

Students in NCRA-Accredited Formal Education Programs must complete a 160-hour practicum. Some practicum hours can be completed working virtually with an Independent Clinical Advisor (ICA). NCRA’s Formal Education Program Review Committee has added more virtual options to earn the needed hours. 

Students must be enrolled in the ICA Program to complete online hours. The majority of the hours will be through SEER*Educate. Learn more about the ICA Program and the download the Practicum Experience Matrix that defines the 160-hour requirements.  

If you have questions about the Virtual Practicum Catalog or the ICA Program, contact Mary Maul at  

Students will use SEER*Educate to accomplish online hours. ICA Advisors will make assignments and grade student efforts. 2021 Practicum Experience Advisor Form


  • Casefinding 
  • Abstracting and Coding 
    Assignments will be varied and must address Extent of Disease (EOD), Grade, Hematopoietic Cases. MPH for Melanoma (and other sites), Site-Specific Data Items, Solid Tumor Rules, Summary Stage, and Treatments.
  • Data Analysis and Usage 
  • Registry Organization and Administration