The National Cancer Registers Association’s Council on Certification administers an examination semi-annually for those eligible to be Certified Tumor Registrars (CTR). Candidates must meet eligibility requirements that include a combination of experience in the Cancer Registry field and educational background.
After successfully passing the certification examination, the CTR credential is awarded. Persons who have successfully completed the certification exam have demonstrated that they have met or exceeded the standard level of experience and technical knowledge required for effective cancer data management.
To maintain a certified status, the current continuing education requirements of NCRA must be met. The required continuing education and training keeps the CTR abreast of new developments in the field of oncology and registry data management. Thus the registrars’ knowledge and skills are continuously enhanced.
Allied Health Fields with Eligibility Status
Education or credentialing in the following allied health fields may be used to meet eligibility requirements for the CTR examination:
-Cardiovascular Technology (RCVT)
-Certified Coding Specialist
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography
-Emergency Medical Technologist/Paramedic
- Health Information Management (RHIA, RHIT)
-Nursing (RN, LPN/LVN)
-Protocol Data Management
-Radiation Therapy/Oncology Technology