ODS_MainPage_278x333NCRA has changed the name of its credential. Oncology  Data Specialist (ODS) is the new name for the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) credential. The new credential name better aligns with the evolving scope of work of cancer registrars and current professional practice terminology, and is representative of the content on the entry-level ODS certification exam.

NCRA will start implementing the use of ODS on January 1, 2024. The process is expected to take at least a year as NCRA updates websites, publications, educational offerings, marketing materials, social media, and operational documents and processes. 

NCRA created this ODS Toolkit to help credential holders, human resources departments, affiliated organizations, and NCRA-accredited education programs make the transition. NCRA anticipates it will also take our constituents at least a year to make the change. 

Organized by audiences, the toolkit includes guidance, text, and graphics to help with the adoption of the ODS credential. If you have questions or want to share your experience with this change, please email adminsupport@ncra-usa.org.